Wibbly wobbly log jog 2019 – Race joining instructions

This information is intended for runners who have entered the 2019 Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog

Pre Race Information

Please take some time to read the following as it includes vital information for your safety, how to get to race HQ and what you will need to do on the night.

  • Competitors must be 16 or over on the day of the event
  • No dogs allowed in the event
  • Personal stereos/MP3 players etc are not permitted whilst running
  • Runners disregarding these points may be disqualified
  • Ensure that you are generally fit to run 5 miles, and that you are properly hydrated, and nourished on the day of the race.

HOW TO GET TO THE RACE HQ
The event is at High Lodge Forest Centre on the B1107 between Thetford and Brandon.
Please ensure you allow ample time for your journey, the traffic in the area can be very heavy on a Friday evening.

FOR SAT NAV USERS
The postcode for High Lodge Forest Centre is IP27 0AF.
OS Grid reference TL807864
The only way into High Lodge is via the signed entry on the B1107 Thetford to Brandon road. Do not attempt to follow any other route.
Detailed directions can be found under our FAQs here!

PARKING

  • Parking for this year’s event at High Lodge Forest Centre will be subject to a parking fee.
  • The site uses number plate recognition to implement these charges.
  • Please make a note of your vehicle registration number and enter this in the payment machine on foot near the visitors centre before returning to your vehicle.
  • Your discount code is contained in the email that you or the person who entered you will have received. Please enter this code when making payment.
  • This code will allow participants to park at High Lodge for £3.00

PRE RACE

  • No race numbers will be sent out in the post.
  • Please collect your race number from the information tent on the evening of the race. Please allow ample time for this; your cooperation in helping us to avoid a late rush would be appreciated.
  • Please wear your race number on the front of your running top, so that the timekeepers can easily see your number.
  • There are toilets but no changing facilities at the race site.
  • We anticipate that refreshments will be available from the High Lodge Forest Centre. We are, however, reliant on the operators of the concession to ensure it is open on the night.
  • Pictures and video footage may be used on the Brandon Fern Hoppers website or that of our sponsors and in advertising material and media write-ups. All competitors entering the run agree to their image being used for these purposes.
  • Be aware of “ticks” and “Lyme Disease” when running in the forest. Information can be found at: http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/
  • Be prepared for changeable weather conditions.
  • Ensure that you are generally fit to run 5 miles, and that you are properly hydrated, and nourished on the day of the race.

RACE START

  • Please ensure that you are at the start line in time for the pre event briefing.
  • The race will start at 19:30.
  • The tail runner will set off shortly after the last runner has crossed the start line. Latecomers will only be permitted to start at the discretion of the Race Director.

DURING THE RACE

  • Please ensure your race number is clearly visible on the front of your running top, so that the timekeepers can easily see your number.
  • Please follow the race marshals’ instructions at all times.
  • The use of personal stereos / MP3 players or earphones of any description is prohibited during the race. Contravening this regulation will result in disqualification.
  • The course is not suitable for runners with accompanying dogs or cycles or pushchairs.
  • Remember we are in a forest environment the tracks and trails used for the event are rough and uneven with exposed roots, rocks, divots and pine cones. Please run with your own safety, and the safety others in mind so please expect some rough terrain and be mindful of your footing at all times.
  • Water will be available at the start/finish, but there are no water stations on the course.
  • If you pick up an injury, or are unable to complete the race for whatever reason, please go back, or continue forward to the next race marshal who will be able to help. Follow their advice as to the best way back to the Forest Centre. Do not try to find your own way back to the start/finish or car park, it is very easy to get lost.
  • On crossing the finish line please continue, in your finishing order, all the way along the finish funnel, there will be water waiting for you at the end.

POSTRACE

  • Official results will be posted on the BFH website (www.bfh.org.uk) after the event.
  • Please leave site by 21:00 as the gates will be locked shortly after this time.

THANK YOU
For taking the time to read the pre race information, we hope you have a very enjoyable evening with us in Thetford Forest.