Saturday 25th May 2019 at 10.00
The 5th Annual Mayfair 10k and 5k race on Saturday 25th May 2019 will commence at 10:00 am from Ballyclare Rugby Club, The Cloughan, Doagh Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9JD.
Online Entry is now open and will close at 11.45 pm Sunday 19th May. On the day entry will be dependent on pre-entry numbers.
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(15 years minimum age)
ANI Registered Athlete – £16
Unregistered Athlete – £18
5K (11 years minimum
ANI Registered Athlete – £10
Unregistered Athlete – £12
If available – on race day from 8:00 – 9:30 am
10K – £20.00
5K Run – £15.00
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH YOUR ENTRY
Officially measured courses
Technical race t-shirt
Chip timing (from Championchip Ireland)
Personalised race number (pre-entries only)
Bespoke finishers medal
Water stations on each route
Water at the finish line
REGISTRATION & PACK COLLECTION
Packs can be collected at Ballyclare Rugby Club on Friday 24th May from 6.00-8.00pm and on the day from 8:00-9:30am.
The first 500 entries will receive a technical t-shirt. Your race pack will include your personalised race number (which includes your timing chip).
There will be one water station on the 5k route; and two water stations on the 10k route (at approximately 3k and 8k).
There will be parking available at the rugby club, but access in and out of the lane will be closed at 9:45 am for the commencement of the race, so please allow plenty of time to park and collect packs. YOU MUST NOT PARK AROUND POLICE CONES or obstruct areas of the race course.
PRIZES – More information very soon
and Female Changing Facilities/Showers available
Water and fruit
Post-race Sports Massage
Post-race refreshments tea, coffee and goodies
10k COURSE RECORDS
Dan Taui 30.30 (2016)
Heather Foley 36.51 (2016)
COURSE SAFETY …. Once PSNI has approved and risk assessed courses
The course routes, which are both one complete lap, will be available to view on www.athleticsni.org. The 10k course is certified by an ANI measurer; and both 10k and 5k routes have duly been risked assessed and approved by PSNI and Licence approved and duly insured under UK Athletics Registered in England No.3686940.The surrounding roads will be closed for the start of the race, after which the traffic will be allowed through, so for your safety you must follow all marshal instructions and remain within the course at all times. It is not safe to wear headphones during road races. Please be aware that leading 10k athletes may catch the tail end of fun runners entering the finishing rugby club lane, so please follow the marshals’ directions and 10k/5k markers, and do not obstruct athletes. Please note for Health & Safety reasons, runners will not be allowed to compete pushing prams or leading dogs.
Please note no refunds will be given once a registration is completed. There will also be no refunds if the race has to be cancelled or postponed due to circumstances outside our control, for example due to adverse weather conditions or on police advice. In such cases we will endeavour to inform participants as quickly as is possible.
For further information contact Irene Downey via email@example.com
County Antrim Harriers would like to thank the generous support of all our race sponsors.
Some Quotes From Previous Years:
Congratulations on another great event. Third year I’ve done it, always well organised and marshalled. Thank you to all the volunteers. (W Bonar)
Super turnout today for the CAH May Fair Races. As always a brilliant event. (Mallusk Harriers)
Thanks to CAH for a great event this morning. (Ballycastle Runners)
Thanks to everyone in CAH for organising this fantastic race, for the great support along the route and for the best spread of food I’ve ever seen after a race! Definitely will be back again next year. (Michelle Sweeney)
Really enjoyed the run yesterday. Fantastically organised from start to finish, super marshalling all round the course & amazing post-run hospitality. Well done everyone.
Really enjoyed it and friendly support all the way round. Plenty of encouragement. (Jo via Twitter)
Superbly organised by County Antrim Harriers as part of the Ballyclare May Fair Festival, the
annual 10k/5k took place on Saturday morning. Renowned also for the quality of the post-race refreshments it was no surprise to see a good turnout of (North Belfast) Harriers to contest this one.
Thank you to all involved today. One of NI’s better races without a doubt. Great race, fantastic marshals and the food at the end was just out of this world. (Gareth Watton)
Thanks to all who worked at the Race today you all did a great job. I enjoyed it very much. (David Nicholson)
CAH May Fair Races 2019 – Race Instructions:
Both 10k and 5k races start at the same time/place in the Ballyclare Rugby Club grounds at 10.00am.
Entry into Ballyclare Rugby Club at Cloughlan Lane will be closed at 9.30am. If travelling from Belfast direction, please be advised to travel to Ballyclare via Doagh as an easier route for Rugby Club access.
Collection of Race Pack
Race packs, including race number and T-shirt, can be collected on Friday 24th May from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at Ballyclare Rugby Club, Cloughan Lane, Doagh Rd and on Saturday morning from 8.00- 9.30am .
Race numbers must be worn on the front of vests/T-shirts.
The race number incorporates a timing chip – please ensure you wear the race number at all times during the race. The loss of a number will mean that your time and position will not be recorded.
As per Athletic NI rules race entries cannot be transferred. This will lead to runners being disqualified.
In line with UK Athletics Rules, the wearing of headphones is NOT permitted. The rule applies to in-ear or over-the-ear headphones (with the exception of those medically prescribed). Bone conducting headphones which sit on the cheek are permitted as they transfer sound through the cheekbone and do not block other sounds through the ear.
Buggies, prams and dogs
Please note for Health & Safety reasons, runners will not be allowed to compete pushing buggies or prams.
In line with UK Athletics Rules runners must not be accompanied by a dog in the race.
Links to both courses can be found here: Ruth to add
Both courses are marked at every km point and will be fully marshalled.
Diversion signs for traffic will be in place at various points along the routes. The courses will have rolling closures but will remain open to local traffic throughout the race and normal rules of the road will apply.
Runners are asked to use footpaths where available, or when directed to do so by a marshall, and to keep to the left hand side of the road except when otherwise directed.
Failure to obey a PSNI officer or race official/marshall at any point may lead to disqualification.
First aiders will be present at the end of the race. If assistance is required, please contact one of the marshalls or a first-aider.
There will be TWO official water stations along the 10k route and ONE station on the 5k route. Water will be in reusable cups.
Finish / Post Race
At the end of the race you should run through the finish line.
All race finishers will receive a medal on crossing the line.
The timing chip attached to your race number is disposable and does not need to be returned.
Tea and refreshments will be served in the Rugby Club along and massage tables and therapists available to ease tired legs.
Prize giving will take place at approximately 11:30 am in the Rugby Club – maximum one prize per individual.