Doug Anderson 5K Wednesday 21st July 2021
Bedford Harriers AC 2021
Race headquarters Band Stand, Bedford Park, Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ. Vehicle parking Car parking is in the Pilgrim Centre off Brickhill Drive, post code for satellite navigation, MK41 7PZ. There are 250 marked bays, please park within the marked bays. There is a very short walk to the race HQ along footpaths from the car park and the route to the Race HQ will be signed. Car park map. Public transport Bedford Park is situated just to the north of the centre of Bedford approximately 30 minute walk from the Bus and Railway Stations. Alternatively taxi services are readily available. Bedford is served by East Midland Trains, Thameslink Railways & London Midland. Please contact the operators for timetable information. Covid-19 Measures Runners are asked not attend the race if they or anyone in their household experience any Covid symptoms prior to the event, or tested positive in the 10 days before. If anyone experiences symptoms whilst at the race, please leave immediately and if you test positive, please email us. Please follow Marshals instructions regarding use of hand sanitiser and maintain social distance before, during and after the race. Please be aware of personal hygiene - avoid spitting and nasal clearance. Runners code of conduct. Spectators code of conduct. Race assembly and start Runners are requested to assemble at the start area, at 7.15pm to ensure a prompt start. A social distancing start will be executed. The course is not suitable for wheelchair competitors, due to the limited width of the paths. Late starters will not be permitted to start the race. Water station Situated at the finish. Medical attendance/emergency First Aid will be available should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. All marshals will have mobile telephones and emergency 'phone numbers should you need to summon medical assistance. If you feel unwell at any time during the event please make yourself known to marshals whilst on the course, or to the first aid providers if you feel unwell before or after the race. If you feel unwell between marshalling points please ask another runner to summon help on your behalf. Litter Please do not drop litter on the course; waste bins will be located at the Race HQ. Race etiquette The course will be well marshalled. Please follow any instructions the Marshals' give. Keep to the left hand side of the path; this will allow faster runners to pass on the right. However, members of the public (and dogs) may be visiting the Park, runners are kindly requested to be aware of their presence. Headphones, Earphones and similar equipment Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones, earphones (including bone conducting head/earphones)* or similar equipment during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones (including bone conducting head/earphones)* or similar equipment. *Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted. In respect of this 2 ½ lap race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals in respect of lapping by faster runners and when to turn for the finishing straight. Rerun Clothing To help support the work of ReRun and our club ethos to reduce our carbon footprint, we are asking you to bring along any unwanted running clothing or trainers and simply hand them in at the Rerun donation point on race night. ReRun is a Community Interest Company aimed at prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment. Founded and run by Dan Lawson, Team GB 24hr Ultra runner and his wife Charlotte.