Mud Runner Icebreaker – 17th February 2013
So we just wanted to give you some final details before the race on Sunday. Hope you are all looking forward to it – should be a good one!!
As you might have noticed, the weather has not been very kind to us recently! The course is unbelievably wet and pretty horrible in places, making for a great day! Obviously this also means the fields we normally use for parking are very wet. We will therefore be using a number of hard standing areas so please look out for signs and marshalls on the day who will point you in the right direction. As we can’t park you in the race village there will be a short walk/cycle so please bare this in mind and allow enough time before the race starts at 11am.
We will be starting the race in 2 waves – the first wave will go at 11am, followed by another at 11.05am. You can choose which you would prefer.
There will be a bike transition area in the race village where there will be racking to place your bikes in. There will be staff looking after this area throughout the race. On completing the first run, you will only be able to take your bike if your runner number matches your bike number. If you obscure your runner number by putting on some extra layers for the bike course this is fine – just give us a flash of it so we know your numbers match up.
You can leave your extra layers with your bikes while you’re out running– it might be a good idea to put them in a bin bag or something waterproof! Any keys can be left at Key Drop. Please note no cycling of bikes in transition and competitors only allowed in the bike transition area – no helpers or spectators please.
Cut off Times
As you will know from your joining instructions we have introduced cut off times this year for safety reasons. The time allowed for the first run is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The slowest time for the run last year was 2 hours, 8 minutes so hopefully this should allow enough time for everyone to get round. The first run is 6.2 miles, making it shorter than the run at the Classic race in October.
We have then allowed another 3 hours for completion of the bike section; so 5 hours, 30 minutes in total for the run and bike. We want you to take your time and enjoy the day, but also want to make sure you are back safe and sound in the daylight!
Any competitors who are already fully fledgedmud masters (have completed 3 different races in a 12 month period), please go and see fishbeth in registration before the race where she will issue you with a new yellow number and matching bike number.
Any competitors who will become mud masters on completing Icebreaker please go to the retail area after the race where you will be given your well earned black mud master hoodie.
Good luck and we’ll see you on Sunday!