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INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS – follow this link to download the current information for the CRICKLADE 1/2 MARATHON, 10 KILOMETRE and FUN RUN. Please read these notes carefully.
We would like to make you aware of the following: the use of ipods, mobile phones etc during the race will mean instant disqualification from the race. The organisers accept no responsibility if you disregard this warning. From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition:- The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
Cardiac Screening for Athletes
England Athletics, UKA and the other home country governing bodies are alert to our responsibilities to all participants in athletics in respect of all aspects of health and safety. One particular area that young athletes and their parents must be aware of is the risk of cardiac problems.
There have been instances of young athletes suffering potentially fatal heart conditions without being aware that they are at risk.
England Athletics would like to make you aware of a piece of work that has been undertaken by UKA. UKA has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for several years, providing a screening service to athletes on the World Class Performance Programme. UKA and CRY are now seeking to encourage more athletes to use CRY’s screening service to help to identify any cardiac problems that may be otherwise hidden.
CRY is a charity that was established to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to the sudden cardiac death of young people. They operate a screening programme at a number of clinics around the UK and support this with mobile units that travel to other locations.
Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to www.testmyheart.org.
You can also see www.uka.org.uk/governance/health-safety/cardiac-screening-for-athletes/ for information on work being done by UKA in this area.
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No entries will be received on the day for the 10k or half marathon. Please be aware there is a 2.5 hour cut off time, after which signage will be removed and marshalls will leave their stations. Please pay attention to colour signage - red for the half marathon, blue for the 10k and green for the fun run.