Malvern 10KVoted Club of the Year 2012
By Malvern Hills District Council Sports Awards
Rewarding and Recognising Sports Achievements
Malvern Joggers are proud to present the fifth running of their scenic summer evening 10k race on Wednesday 12th June 2013 starting at 19:30 hours on Castlemorton Common. The race HQ and registration will be at the Welland Village hall, Marlbank Road Welland, WR13 6NE (Click here for a Google map) and we will be running our usual route as described below.
Changing and shower facilities are available in the sports pavillion across the road from the Village Hall. There are car parking and additional toilet facilities at the Village Hall itself. Marshalls will be provided to direct the parking. Please note that it is a 500m (or 5-10 minutes walk) from the race registration point to the start on the common. So please allow yourself time to pick up your number and get to the start.
There will be a licensed bar (including real ale) available at the village hall for runners and supporters alike. Free food will be provided for runners on production of your race number - this will be a choice of Vegetarian or meat curry, kindly provided by our new race sponsor Vasai Indian Restaurant, Worcester road, Malvern Link There will be trophies and prizes for the race and age category winners plus a memento for all runners. Entry fees are unchanged £8.00 for affiliated runners and £10.00 for unaffiliated runners.
A donation will be made from any race profit to the Malvern Special Families charity
Entry forms in .PDF and MS Word format are attached below for download. Please note that there is no need to include an SAE with your entry. Race numbers will be allocated and be available for collection on the evening. Confirmation of entry will be posted here (see Am I in? below.)
Entry on the day will be permitted up to 19:10 (20 minutes before the race start) providing the race limit (300) has not been reached. There is an additional £2.00 charge for entries on the day.
Online entry for the 2013 race is available via the Runbritain.com events listing.
The Malvern Joggers look forward to welcoming you for what should be a great evening and hope you have an enjoyable run!
The start and finish of the race is on Castlemorton Common, approximately 500m or 5-10 min walk from the race HQ at the village hall. The course is multi-terrain - mostly hard tracks and tarmac but there are long stretches across fields and uneven ground. Depending on the weather, it may be boggy and wet in places. There will be over 25 marshals on the route and it is well signed, including warning notices for traffic. All the road sections that we are using will be open to traffic, although there should be very few vehicles on these common roads.
The start of the race is on open common and then passes on to a tarmac road (Hancocks Lane) after @ 100m. The first mile of the route is mostly flat. After approximately 1 mile the route turns off the road onto a track to pass beside Millbrook cottage. It then passes by a path through a field to head uphill towards Little Malvern Priory. The route then follows the field boundaries through a series of gates before joining a track just past Malvern Court. The track undulates for a short distance to Underhills Farm. After the farm there is an uphill climb of 0.3 of a mile to the highest point of the course. After this the route continues by track and then across open ground for 0.7 mile to the Swinyard car park. The route then turns right and heads to Gullet quarry, before turning back through the trees and then downhill for 0.4 mile on the tarmac road across the common. At a crossroads (Drinks Station) the route turns left to pick up a lesser road/track back uphill towards The Nook and the high point of the course. After this the route follows the line of the Worcestershire Way link and heads down hill through 1 stile and across fields and rough track for 1 mile before reaching the ford at Hancocks Lane. (There is a footbridge so you donít need to run through it unless you want to!). The route is then fairly flat for the mile back along the road to the start/finish on the edge of the common near the B4208.
Am I in?