Warm-up – 17th – 20th August ’17

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Race Pack Collect-all


Race Pack Collection / Goody bag.
Venue – Glencrow, Hall, Moville (beside fire station on approach to town)

QUEST & WARRIOR

  • day-3_0007Wednesday 16th – 4.30pm to 8.00pm – Day before start
  • Thursday 11th- 6.00am to 8.45am
  • Pack collection will move to Event Marquee, Malin town and will open at 9.45am for any late Half Marathoners.
  • Single day participants can collect race packs on the Wednesday evening or at start-line on selected race morning. Single day Half Marathons can collect pack at finish line before embarking on Shuttle Bus. please arrive 1hr before race start.

HERO

  • Wednesday 16th – 4.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday 19th- 12.30am to 1.30am

At Race Pack collection you will;

  • day-3_0151Collect Race Number
  • Collect your Timing Chip – Same chip does entire event.
  • Collect Goody Bag (less Tee Shirt)
  • Have opportunity to discuss routes
  • Confirm or alter your start time / Shuttle Bus / dinner order etc. and pay where applicable.

Final Race Instruction together with any changes will be issue by e mail to all registrants on Friday 4th August.

Course Markings-all

Each Route is thoroughly signed with directional signage etc as follows;

  • Participants will be provided with a map with final instruction.
  • Clear directional signage on route.
  • Mile markers at every mile
  • Marshals at all major junctions. (QUEST & WARRIOR only)

We realise that 90% of participants have probably no knowledge of the locality /routes so each course is thoroughly marked. We have never lost a participant yet so you can be totally relaxed along the course.

HERO Ultra race

Race Briefing     – Saturday 19th from 1:30 to 2:15pm @ Glencrow Hall, Moville

Race Start Time – Saturday 19th @ 2:30 pm.

Stage Start Location Route  Finish  Cut-Off duration   Cut-Off     Clock Time
 Stage 1    Square, Moville Greencastle – Kinnego Malin Town 6:00hrs  Sat.  8:30pm
 Stage 2    Malin Town Glengad – Malin Head Malin Town 12:00hrs  Sun. 2:30am
Stage 3    Malin Town Carndonagh – B’liffin – Mamore  Buncrana 18:45hrs Sun. 9:15am
 Stage 4     Buncrana Fahan – Grainnes Gap – Muff Redcastle Hotel 26:00hrs  Sun. 4:30pm

Support Station – Located at end of each stage (Malin & Buncrana). Support stations will have water, Juices, fruit, bars, tea, coffee, Soup? Hot water etc. These will be available for runners and support staff and flasks can also be filled at these points.

RUNNER DUTY

  • day-3_0131Must have their own support team consisting of suitable vehicle and sufficient staffing to cover the 26hr duration. (See provisional option below)
  • Have their “compulsory kit” ready for inspection prior to race start and use same appropriately
  • Can collect race pack on Wednesday evening with the 4 day runners or on the Saturday, prior to race start.
  • Attend race briefing at 1:30pm on the Saturday at venue of Race Pack Collection
  • Clock in at the start of each stage as listed below.
  • Agree to withdraw from the race immediately if they miss the cut-off time, which will be applied accurately
  • Must not leave the course unless in a case of emergency and same should be notified to the organisers immediately.
  • Despite course being thoroughly signed, runner must make themselves aware of the route as junctions will not be marshalled. In event of travelling in the wrong direction the runner may be taken back by car to the point where the error occurred and there can be no time deduction for time spent running “off the allocated route”
  • Runners who decide to withdraw must notify the organisers immediately or travel to the nearest time check station and report the withdrawal.
  • Abide by the rules and terms of the event

RUNNERS PERSONAL SUPPORT CREW DUTY

  1. Suitable 4 wheeled vehicle, fully taxed, insured and nct’d
  2. Sufficient staff for the 26hr duration of the event
  3. Compulsory crew kit listed below
  4. Attend race briefing at 1:30pm on the Saturday at venue of Race Pack Collection
  5. day-3_0095Familiarise themselves with the Course Maps and be responsible for the successful navigation of runner.
  6. Marshall junctions and advise runner of any oncoming traffic
  7. Arrive at timing stations prior to runner and announce his pending arrival
  8. Make arrangement for switching crew without disrupting runners or compromising on your obligation of keeping the runner safe
  9. Must not cause unnecessary disruption to other road users and must always park off road.
  10. Never travel alongside runner and have runners safety at the forefront at all times.
  11. Use discretion when it may be best to move forward, park and wait on runner to avoid causing unnecessary congestion
  12. In event of an accident to runner / crew or need for emergency evacuation then the cost of same will be borne by that team. Extreme North will not be responsible or liable for any costs associated.

PROVISIONAL – COMBINED SUPPORT CREW BY EXTREME NORTH (at a cost)

We have examined the option of providing combined Support Crews to manage the course for all (or most) runners which would eliminate the need for runners to recruit a full crew. This team of Crew Support would fullfill the duties listed above with the following exceptions / changes.

  • Item 6 above would not apply in most cases, so runner would be responsible to navigate junctions. (Course is marked)
  • Runners could entrust all kit necessary for completion of the race to the allocated crew.
  • Support would only be available at allocated 8-9 mile intervals through-out the race.
  • This option will not substitute for the emotional support that may be invaluable from friends or family.
  • If choosing this option we would strongly recommend that you also consider having the back-up of a single 2 person crew to encourage you on your way initially and who could provide more emotional support during the latter part of the race on Sunday Morning.
  • Provisional cost of Support per Runner will be €100 – €120 Subject to numbers / interest

This option is provisional only, with view to keeping costs / expenses to a minimum for runners and a decision to proceed will depend on level of interest. Please indicate if you’d prefer this option when registering and we’ll make a final decision at latest by Easter.

EXTREME NORTH SUPPORT

  • Mile markers for entire course. 1-26m for each stage
  • “Hero Instruction Book” with road maps, guidance and contacts
  • Timing Chip and intermediate timing stations on route
  • en-quad-1_0471Observation wagon on course at all stages.
  • Support stations in Malin Town x 2 & Buncrana
  • Toilets available at designated public places.
  • First Aid support throughout & Doctor on Call.
  • RACE FINISH DETAIL
  • Receive a spectacular medal for each stage completed. (4 medals fit to form a trophy/plaque.)
  • Celebratory dinner in Redcastle Hotel 1:30 to 4:00 (Late HERO finisher will be facilitated after presentation)
  • Race Tee Shirt
  • Fantastic trophy for category winners
  • Shower facilities at Redcastle Leisure centre

COMPULSORY KIT

quad-1_0563RUNNER

  • Head torch complete with spare batteries
  • Wear something reflective during daylight
  • High Viz. jacket worn from dusk to dawn + 1hr either side
  • Race numbers fixed as per race instruction
  • Suitable race attire to deal with weather conditions

day-3_0478SUPPORT CREW

  • High Viz jackets worn by all crew at all times
  • Fluorescent signage fitted on rear of vehicle “Beware Runners on Road”*
  • Flashing Beacon on roof of vehicle*
  • Foil Blanket*
  • First Aid kit incl. Vaseline, & blister plasters
  • HERO instruction book
  • Spare kit, food and hydration items as per runners choice.

Items marked * can be Hired for €18 on line when registering for race (pre-booking essential)

Final Race Instruction together with any changes will be issue by e mail to all registrants on Friday 4th August.