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The Nice Work Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k

Location: Sheen Gate, Richmond Park, London SW14 8BJ
Date: Sunday 13th December 2020
Time: 10:00

This race will have new Covid safety measures in place and therefore please note the changes below.

 
Start line opens – 9.00 am
Start line closes – 10.30am
 
We are delighted to announce that the Richmond Christmas 10k & 5k will go ahead on Sunday 13
th December under the new Covid -Safe Guidelines.
 
With the final permissions now in place, this popular 10k & 5k race returns just in time for the festive period! This popular race is a chance to dust off your Christmas themed running gear and join us for a live race in the Capital city. The race takes place in the picturesque Richmond Park and is the perfect setting for a speedy traffic-free race. The course covers the
 tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome. The race is held under UK Athletics rules and all finishers will receive a Christmas themed medal.

 

The race will have a limited entry of 250 places.

 

We have successfully developed a number of new procedures which are designed to ensure our races will be Covid-secure and ensure the safety of our runners, staff and the general public.

 
The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 9.00am through to 10.30am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line. The race will also have a restricted entry limit.
   
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not travel to the event and email us and we can let you know deferral options available.
    Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/  
 

Entering the event
If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.

Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight before the event.  

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. This is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.

Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1. As mentioned previously, the first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 9.00am and remaining available until the final slot at 10.30am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2. One of our marshals will check your temperature, with a temperature gun, for signs of fever. If you have a raised temperature, we will ask you not to take part but to go home. Please note that a raised temperature doesn’t mean you definitely have Covid-19, but you could have.
3. Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines. Please leave baggage in your cars.
4. A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
5. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. There will be no water stations on the course. We would advise you to carry your own water as the weather could be particularly warm. 
6. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, medals will not be awarded at the event from an unmanned self-service table. No results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants on Monday 14th December. Race and age group winners will receive a memento in the post after the event.
7. There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area which will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by sanitising after use.
8. Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
9. You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available. Please be aware that there will be members of the public using the roads and pathways and to be mindful of social distancing measures.
10. Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas. Please share the Spectators Code of Conduct with them.
11. Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
12. Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct. Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.
13. The Race Director will not be conducting the usual race briefing at the start of the race, instead this will be sent in your final confirmation email on the Friday prior to the race.

 

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course

The Richmond 10k course is a two lap route covering the paths and trails within the boundaries of Richmond Park. The course has been measured using a GPS and, because of its multi terrain nature, cannot carry an official course measurement certificate. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the park and you should be aware that other park users will be on the course.

The route is an undulating course with no significantly testing hills and covers a selection of hard track, tarmac with a small section on grass. You will pass around various sections of the park through Sheen Wood and past the Teck Plantation. You will also pass Bishops Pond and Richmond Gate. You may even be lucky enough to spot one of the many roaming herds of Red or Fallow Deer that have been known to watch the race as you pass down Sawyers Hill on a few occasions!

First Aid

St John's Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Getting there on foot and by bicycle

The park is accessible by both foot and cycle although it is around a long walk from Richmond. The start and finish of the race is on the Mortlake and Barnes side of the park. If you choose to cycle to the event you can leave your cycles with us at the race registration area whilst you run.

Getting there by car

For those who wish to drive to the event there is a car park adjacent to the race HQ and start. Remember that the car park is shared with other park users, so you're advised to arrive as early as you can. You will be able to see the registration/start area from the car park and there will be signage to direct you.
There is strictly no parking on any grassland or roads. For those using a Sat Nav the post code for the event is SW14 8BJ.

Getting there by bus

There are number of buses that travel to Richmond Park, however it is a large park so you will need to get buses which arrive at the North side of the park and alight at Bus Stop N and it is then a 10 minute walk from Upper Richmond Road to the event. The buses that travel to Richmond Park are:
  • 190 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 391 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 419 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • R68 Bushy Park and Richmond
Specific Northside busses are
  • 33 Hammersmith – Richmond
  • 337 Richmond – Clapham Junction
  • 485 Richmond – Wandsworth
Getting there by train

There are three stations surrounding the park and these are Richmond, Mortlake and Barnes. The closest station to the start and race HQ is Mortlake and it is then a 20 minute walk from the station to the park. 

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • 10k - 2014 Roman Fosti - 31.30, 5k- 2018 Thomas Moorcroft - 16.58
  • 10k - 2014 Emma Pallant - 36.30, 5k- 2016 Sarah Potter- 18.08

Testimonials

"I have to say that if you're looking for a run in London in great scenery, with happy and efficient marshalling and good organisation, then look no further. We'll definitely do another. A friend did this as her first race and LOVED it."

- The Capital Runners Richmond Park 10K

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