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Bedford Harriers AC 2018
Race Headquarters:
The race headquarters will be at Lincroft Middle School, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford MK43 7RE. There is limited competitor
parking at the Race Headquarters, please see Vehicle Parking. Roads will be closed in the vicinity of the race, please do not
attempt to gain egress to the area through the road closure or park on the run routes. Click
 for Location map.
Travel information & vehicle parking:
Oakley is situated 3 miles north of Bedford just off the A6. Click
 for race location map.
From M1 - J14 follow the A509 onto A422 towards Bedford. At Bromham pick up local signs to Oakley.
From M1 – J13 follow the A421 and exit at the Marsh Leys Junction signed A428 Bedford & Bromham.
Follow local signs to Bromham and then to Oakley.
From A421 East exit at the Marsh Leys Junction signed A428 Bedford & Bromham. Follow local signs to Bromham and Oakley.
Vehicle parking
There is very limited parking is at the rear of the Race HQ. Please do not park in the residential streets, use only the designated
car parks. The majority of vehicles can be parked at the Highfield Industrial Park, post code for satellite navigation is MK43 7TA,
this is a 10 minute walk to the Race HQ and will be signed from the A6. Vehicles and contents are left at the owner's risk.
Please DO NOT park in front of the Race HQ in Station Road or at the road junction with Reynes Drive and Station Road.
Please  ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DELAYS. The car parks will be signed and marshalled from 07:45hrs. Please park as directed
by marshals.
Vehicle owners/drivers/passengers are advised that vehicles and contents are left at the owners/drivers/passengers risk and that
the race organisers and other third parties will not be liable for losses or damages whatsoever.
Public transport
Bedford is served by Thameslink Railway, East Midlands Trains and London Midland. Please contact the operators for timetable
information. There is an infrequent bus service to Oakley. Alternatively a taxi service is available at the station for the 3mile
journey.
Race assembly, start and finish:
Runners are requested to assemble off the road in the designated area at the front of the Race HQ at 9:45am. Marshals will walk
all runners to the start. The race will start at 10:00am on Station Road. This is a five minute walk from the Race HQ. The finish
will be in the school grounds at the rear of the Race HQ. The course is not suitable for wheelchair competitors. Late arrivals will
not be permitted to start the race.
Medical attendance/emergency:
First Aid will be available should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. All marshals will have
mobile telephones and emergency 'phone numbers should you need to summon medical assistance. If you feel unwell at any
time during the event please make yourself known to marshals whilst on the course, or to the first aid providers if you feel
unwell before or after the race. If you feel unwell between marshalling points please ask another runner to summon help on
your behalf.
 
Litter:
Litter drop zones
A litter drop zone will be available at each water station. Each litter drop zone will start 50mts before the water station and
continue until 50mts past the water station. There will be signs to indicate the start and finish of the litter drop zones. Please do
not drop litter outside of these zones.
Yellow litter buckets
All marshals will have yellow litter buckets; please dispose of your gel wrappers and empty drinks
bottles in the buckets provided if you need to dispose of litter outside the litter drop zones.
 
Race etiquette:
Please keep to the left side of the road unless directed otherwise by race marshals. Marshals have no power to stop or direct
traffic therefore all runners are responsible for their own safety. Please do not wear head/earphones, as you will not be able to
hear marshals' safety instructions or other warnings.
Headphones, Earphones and Similar Equipment:
Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones,
earphones or similar equipment* during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to adopt a
strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones or similar equipment. In respect of this race it
is vital that runners can hear the verbal warnings and
instructions issued by race marshals.
*Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted.