Duchy Marathon & 20 Information

INFORMATION SHEET FOR RUNNERS

THE COURSE is a two lap route, starting and finishing at the Penventon Park Hotel. It is generally flat and intitially follows an out and back one mile section, before turning north on to a two lap circular route along the spectacular north coast and back through the historic mining district of Pool. The ‘20’ takes a detour on the second lap, rejoining the marathon route to the finish.
DISTANCE MARKERS will be positioned at every mile for both races.
DRINK STATIONS will be provided at three mile intervals and at the finish.
SPONGE STATIONS are located at five, eleven, seventeen and twenty three miles.
MARSHALS will be positioned at each major junction. Please run on the left at all times, follow Marshals’ instructions and cross only where directed.
PLEASE NOTE there will be no guarantee of Time Keepers, Marshals and drink/sponge stations being in place after 4.00pm but we have arranged to give all finishers an official time.
MEDALS will be presented at the finish to all finishers in both events.
FIRST AID St John Ambulance will be in attendance.
TOILETS AND SHOWERS are available in the Hotel. At least 8 rooms on the ground floor have been set aside.
BAG STORAGE will be available in the Declaration area (the Forum Room).
SPORTS MASSAGE will be available in the Decalration area (the Forum Room)
SPECIAL DRINKS may be left BEFORE 10.15AM in the appropriately marked drink station box in the Declaration area (the Forum Room). Please ensure your race number is marked clearly on each drinks bottle.
PRESENTATION will take place in the Forum Room at approximately 3.00pm. This will be before all runners have finished but is intended to reduce waiting time for most runners, many of whom face a long journey home. Further prizes will be awarded after 4.00pm.
RESULTS of both races will be available on the Cornwall Athletic Club website on the Sunday evening www.cornwallac.org.uk
WITHDRAWALS please inform the results team in the Forum Room if you withdraw, giving your name and race number.
TEA and COFFEE will be on sale in the Forum Room throughout the day.
PASTIES will be available free of charge for all runners in the Forum Room after the races. Please bring your race number. There will also be pasties on sale for family members, supporters and very hungry runners who would like a second one!
With an anticipated combined entry of 400 runners for the Duchy Marathon and Duchy 20 on Sunday 8 March 2009, there will be some pressure on car parking. We have arranged parking in the following areas:-
THE HOTEL CAR PARKS The main car parks will obviously fill first. There is also parking space available behind the Twilight Zone. This will be signposted with a pink overflow parking sign.
WEST END CAR PARK This is located opposite the main hotel entrance. It will be signposted. Kerrier have given us permission to use this car park free of charge on Marathon day.
REDRUTH SCHOOL We have permission to use the parking areas OUTSIDE of Redruth School. There is room for about 70 cars here. Do not park in the school as the exits could be locked at some point in the afternoon. The school is a five minute walk from the Penventon Park Hotel. The school can be accessed off the A3047 dual carriageway. For those familiar with the venue of the Turkey Trot races at Trickys, Redruth School entrance is located on the opposite side of the dual carriageway to the turn for Trickys. If you use this parking area, walk down the hill towards Tesco petrol station, turn immediately right after the petrol station along a footpath, keeping the main Tesco car park and store on your left hand side. At the end of this footpath turn right into the grounds of Penventon Park Hotel.
As with so many Grand Prix races these days, the advice would be to car share where possible and arrive in plenty of time to park safely and make your way to the Hotel.

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