CADEMUIR ROLLERCOASTER HILL RACE 2020 (U-18 ONLY)
Kindly sponsored by Franco’s Ristorante, Port Brae, Peebles
Organised by Moorfoot Runners (under UKA Rules/SAL Permit)
Now in its seventh year, unfortunately the restrictions associated with Covid-19 make the senior race impractical, so the 2020 race is restricted to Under 18 only (i.e born 2003 to 2007). There is a revised route for a simplified course to minimise course marking, marshalling and to avoid crossover points.
SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020
Online advance entry only via the race page on the SAL Events Calendar. No late entries or entry on the day.
Entries Open: Thursday 30 July
Entries Close: Thursday 13 August
Cost of Entry: FREE but due to the restricted size of each race (20), please only enter if you are fully committed to racing.
Athletes wishing to enter a race that has reached capacity will be added to the waiting list online. You will be contacted if a space becomes available. Invitations from the waiting list will be based initially on past performance (e.g. in hill races or XC Championships).
If you are successful with your entry but are then unable to race, please let us know that you are withdrawing so that your place can be offered to someone from the waiting list. Please email GJN7nil@gmail.com
NB you yourself must not re-allocate your place to someone else.
In the event of excessive demand we reserve the right to impose a limit on the number of entries from any one club for each race.
(provisional race times)
Distance 3.5km; Climb 175m. born 2003 to 2005. This race will be a Scotland selection race for the WMRA Youth Cup (2003/2004) and for the Junior Home International (2004/2005). Max number of runners per race 20. Boys and Girls races may be combined if entries allow, with any such combined race going at 2.15pm.
The final race timetable will be posted online on the SAL Events Calendar on Friday 14 August. Please check before travelling to the race. No prizes this year.
Course map here: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7498091
Distance 3.5km; Climb 175m. born 2006 or 2007. Max number of runners per race 20. Boys and Girls races may be combined if entries allow, with any such combined race going at 2.45pm. The final race timetable will be posted online on the SAL Events Calendar on Friday 14 August. Please check before travelling to the race. No prizes this year.
Peebles High School, Springwood Road, Peebles EH45 9HB. Please park sensibly in the school car parks. Please do not park or drop off near the start (which is at the end of a single track road). The PHS Sports Centre will be open for toilets only. Please comply with all Covid related directions and signage. There will be no Race Registration, nor changing room/shower facilities or lockers. Please arrive ready to race, or get changed at your car. Note, others may be using the sports facilities.
Entrants will be allocated a race number in advance. These will be listed on the race page on the SAL Event Calendar on Friday 14 August. Please check your number as YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE AND BRING YOUR OWN RACE NUMBER (front only). Numbers should be at least 15cm x 12cm (preferably nearer 20cm x 15cm) with your race number written large and very thick with a marker pen. Please write your name and emergency contact details on the reverse side along with any medical issues you think we should be aware of. Please also bring your own safety pins and pin your number at each corner.
Warm-up and Start
The start is an 8-10 minute walk from the school. There are a 5-lane sprint track and five grass pitches in the school grounds for warming up (but watch out for rabbit holes!). Please do not warm up on the course. The route to the start will be clearly marked from the Sports Centre. Take care crossing the lane when leaving the school grounds and on the final stretch of road which has no pavement. NB there are no toilets or shelter at the start.
Mostly runnable wide grassy tracks with a few stony outcrops and possibly some short boggy sections depending on the weather pre-race.
The course will be clearly marked and marshalled. A sweeper will run each race. There will also be a first aid presence. Be familiar with the SHR safety rules.
You MUST bring a waterproof top and whistle and carry these during the race even if the weather is fair. Checks will be carried out on the start line. This is a compulsory race condition. No top/whistle = no run. NB if you start but then pull out, you MUST report to a race marshal or to the finish team (without running through the finish).
Livestock and Dogs
Please be aware there might be some cattle in the field where the race starts (the first 300m only) and there most definitely will be sheep and lambs aplenty on the open hillside. We are most grateful to the landowners, the Wemyss and March Estate and Cademuir Farm, for permission to stage the event. Please respect their land and livestock. Although the race is on a popular walkers’ marked way, we would recommend that dog owners do not bring their dog to the race due to the possible presence of cattle/sheep.
There will be no race results available on the day. The race paperwork will be set aside for 24 hours before the race results are compiled. They will be posted online on Monday 17th August.
Covid-19 – Race Restrictions
We will endeavour to provide a race for Under-18s which complies with the race guidance from SAL and minimises risk. However, we will rely very much on the co-operation of all those attending – runners, parents and helpers alike. In particular, we would ask you to note and comply with the following:
Essential travellers only and do not attend if you are ill, have symptoms of Covid-19, have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 in the previous 14 days, or have been told to self-isolate as part of contract tracing.
Please do not fill your car with spectators.
Please time your journey to arrive at PHS as close as possible to your warm-up time. Warm-up away from others.
Runners to maintain social distancing prior to your race and immediately after. Only after runners are called to assemble on the start line does the need for social distancing cease temporarily for the duration of your race.
Bring your own food and drink for pre-race and post-race. No post-race water or snack will be provided. It is recommended that you have a drink close at hand for immediately after you finish.
Do not linger after you have finished your race. Return to your car, warm-down and head home.
Parents and over-18s must maintain social distancing at all times. Do not congregate at the Finish. Spectate at a safe distance from runners and others, including when returning to PHS.
If anyone attending the event develops symptoms of Covid-19 within seven days of the event you must inform the event organiser Gregor Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org
In submitting an entry all entrants acknowledge that this is an off-road hill race on rough steep terrain with inherent risk.
They confirm that they will comply with the instructions of the race officials and marshals including the content of the Race Information Sheet.
They will report to a race official if they start but do not finish.
They will make themselves familiar with the SHR Safety Rules and Guidelines available at https://www.scottishhillrunners.uk/Safety.aspx .