Doug Anderson 5K Wednesday 19th July 2023
Bedford Harriers AC 2023
Race HQ Band Stand, Bedford Park, Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ. Vehicle parking Car parking is in the Pilgrim Centre off Brickhill Drive, post code for satellite navigation, MK41 7PZ. There are 250 marked bays, please park within the marked bays. There is a very short walk to the race HQ along footpaths from the car park and the route to the Race HQ will be signed. Car park. Public transport Bedford Park is situated just to the north of the centre of Bedford approximately 30-minute walk from the Bus and Railway Stations. Alternatively taxi services are readily available. Bedford is served by EMR, Thameslink & West Midland Railway. Race assembly and start Runners are requested to assemble at the start area, at 19:15 to ensure a prompt start. The course is not suitable for wheelchair competitors, due to the limited width of the paths. Late starters will not be permitted to start the race. Water station Situated at the finish. 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 go 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 Please do not drop litter on the course; waste bins will be located at the Race HQ. Race etiquette The course will be well marshalled. Please follow any instructions the Marshals' give. Keep to the right hand side of the path; this will allow faster runners to pass on the left. However, members of the public (and dogs) may be visiting the Park, runners are kindly requested to be aware of their presence. Headphones, Earphones and similar equipment Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones, earphones (including bone conducting head/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 (including bone conducting head/earphones)* or similar equipment. *Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted. In respect of this 2 ½ lap race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals in respect of lapping by faster runners and when to turn for the finishing straight.