Abbots Bromley 10k
Blithfield Reservoir Sailing Club, Rugeley, United Kingdom
Abbots Bromley 10k returns for 2017 at Blithfield Reservoir. A truly amazing venue offering you the opportunity to complete the 10k course around the outskirts of the reservoir with its stunning views over the water. This is a once a year opportunity and we thank Blithfield Sailing Club for the special permission to hold the event.
Suitable for all, the Abbots Bromley 10k is held at the Blithfield Sailing Club. Once a year we're given special permission to hold this event starting and finishing at the Sailing Club HQ. The undulating course heads out around the reservoir on a mix of hard stone tracks and tarmac back roads. The route is suitable for all and whilst it's got a few short hills on the course it's mainly flat and ideal for quick times.
The views around the area are stunning, it's such a beautiful area and we are truly lucky to be able to offer you a chance to run around the water and experience / enjoy the area for yourself.
Distance: 10km / 2.5km Junior Event
Surface: Trail / Tarmac
Route: Out and back
Water Stations: At 3km and 7km
Distance Markers: Every 1km
Parking: Off Road / Free
Facilities: Toilets / Catering / Photographer / Changing Room / Showers / Indoor Seating Area
Prizes: First 3 Male & Female for the 10k
Freebies: Medal & Goodie Bag
Professional Timing System
10km Event is open to all ages although anybody under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by and adult
Junior event is open to competitors 15 and under
Please note that all proceeds from the event will go to the Abbots Bromley Sports Association, Registered Charity Number: 1165021
- 11am - Main Event
- 11.10am - Junior Fun Run
Entry on the day is available with a surcharge of £5.00 per entrant
Car parking is free. The car park is about a 2 minute walk from the start finish area
Blithfield Sailing Club,
The lanes between Abbots Bromley village and the sailing club are narrow and twisting. A good route in is to follow the road through Abbots Bromley heading south towards Lichfield and take the right turn, signposted to the Sailing Club. Please drive with caution when approaching and leaving the venue.
We recommend that you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before the start of the event. The event is being held at the Sailing Club HQ where you will find signing on, cafe, changing room and showers. Spend some time and warm up before the start and make sure you wear suitable clothing for winter conditions. The start area can get quite windy so a windproof jacket and full length bottoms are recommended.
What To Wear For The Event:
It's always best to plan for both wet / cold conditions or dry warm conditions. Depending on the conditions trail or standard road running shoe will be fine. If it is wet then trail shoes will be an advantage. Before you start make sure you have full body cover that can be removed quickly before the start. Cover the legs with tights or very light track suit bottom and on top a couple of layers with a lightweight wind proof jacket on top. Just before the start remove any excess clothing. Aviod running in thick cotton or polyester tops or jean / heavy track suit bottom. These will just soak up any moisture, become heavy and un-comfortable to run in. You don't need to carry any water as you can get this from the water stations around the course. We'd ask that you don't use ear phones when running at the event.
The route has been accurately measured and is principally level, following the water’s edge, with a couple of undulations and is a shale based double track. The first section of the course is on a wide shale / grass trail which after 1.3k joins a single track road and drops down to the main bridge over the reservoir. A wide pavement crosses the bridge, before turning left onto the South West bank of the Reservoir. The route then heads out to the turnaround point on a grass / shale path. It passes the first water station at 3k to the turning point at 5k where runners will start their return journey. Passing the water station at 7k, over the bridge and then back up towards the finish. Runners are asked to ensure they "KEEP LEFT" at all times. Please remember that the course is held on land not normally open to the general public. It is an area of Scientific Interest for the Wildlife it supports and we ask that all runners and spectators respect this.
- Headphones are worn at runners own risk. One section of the course is on a stretch of public road and there may be the occasional vehicle thereon – this section is marshalled.
- Runners should keep left wherever possible.
- Please remember that you will be running at a venue that is not open to the public and is a Site of Scientific Interest for its wildlife. We ask that all runners respect and embrace this.
We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we've done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible. From the sailing club you'll be able to look out over the reservoir and see the runners on the far shore approaching the turn.
Prize presentation will take place around 30 minutes after the 3rd place female has crossed the line.
Full results will be available online from Monday after the event. A link to these and the photos taken on the day will be posted on the Facebook page
Entry detail changes and transfers can be done up to a week before the event. There is a small charge for this. Cancelations can be done up to 1 week before the event by emailing. In the case of a cancelation the booking fee is non refundable.
Pre event information will be sent out 1 week before the event. Numbers are to be collected from HQ on the race day. Please ensure to allow for enough time to collect the number well before the race start time.
For further information please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you will not require your booking ticket on the day so don't worry about printing it off