May Fair 10k & 5k Run

Saturday 23rd May 2020

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EVENT DETAILS
The 6th Annual Mayfair 10k and 5k Run on Saturday 23drd May 2020 will commence at 10:00 am from Ballyclare Rugby Club, The Cloughan, Doagh Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9JD.

The 5k is again part of the Baker Mckenzie Super Five series

ONLINE ENTRY
Online Entry is now open via Klubfunder open and will close at 11.45 pm Sunday 17th May.

On the day entry will be dependent on pre-entry numbers.

To keep up to date with Race information, please also follow us on Twitter (@CAntrimHarriers); Instragram (county.antrim.harriers); and like the Race FaceBook Event page.

CANCELLED 

ENTRY FEES

10K (15 years minimum age)
ANI Registered Athlete – £18
Unregistered Athlete – £20

5K (11 years minimum age)
ANI Registered Athlete – £12
Unregistered Athlete – £14

Late Entry
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
Post-race refreshments
Post-race massage
Prompt uploading of results
Prompt uploading of race day photos to Race Facebook Event page

REGISTRATION & PACK COLLECTION

Packs can be collected at Ballyclare Rugby Club on Friday 22nd 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).

WATER STATIONS

There will be one water station on the 5k route; and two water stations on the 10k route (at approximately 3k and 8k).

PARKING

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

10k

5k

POST RACE

Male 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)

PREVIOUS WINNERS

May Fair 10k Past Winners – Men

2015 Brian Campbell Willowfield Harriers32.57
2016Dan TauiProject Africa Athletics30.30
2017 Dan Taui Project Africa Athletics30.33
2018Mark McKinstryNorth Belfast Harriers30.06
2019Eric KoechProject Africa Athletics31.06

May Fair 10k Past Winners – Women

2015 Gemma TurleySpringwell Running Club40.43
2016Heather FoleyUnattached36.51
2017Gladys Ganiel North Belfast Harriers 37.14
2018Gladys Ganiel North Belfast Harriers 37.02
2019Gemma TurleyBallycastle Runners39.22

May Fair 5k Past Winners – Men

2015 *Martin AgnewLarne Athletics Club18.46
2016*Matan Keane Larne Athletics Club18.21
2017*Ethan Dunn Ballydrain Harriers 17.29
2018*Arron CallaghanEast Coast Harriers 17.54
2019Gareth LyonsNorth Belfast Harriers16.13

*not accurately measured course

May Fair 5k Past Winners – Women

2015 *Alanah McCombeLarne Athletics Club22.33
2016*Rhonda Brady Larne Athletics Club22.59
2017*Laura Maxine Ballydrain Harriers 19.47
2018*Jana RossEast Coast Harriers 20.34
2019Ann TerekNorth Belfast Harriers19.31

*not accurately measured course

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.

REFUNDS

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 caharriers.info@gmail.com

County Antrim Harriers would like to thank the generous support of all our race sponsors.

SUBSIDIARY SPONSORS

Hanna Plastics Ltd
Amplifi Solutions amplifi

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

Abbey Real Estate
CASC Elevating Standards amplifi
CIP Insurance amplifi
PFC Rainwater amplifi
3G Precision Engineering Ltd amplifi
Mango Bikes amplifi
Ollar Hair Team amplifi
Sea Breeze Salt Therapy amplifi
UR Property amplifi
Waite’s Warehouse Waite's Gym
Stephen Mawhinney Motors Waite's Gym
Haggan’s Fruit & Veg Ballyclare Waite's Gym

SOME FEEDBACK FROM PAST RACERS:

Brilliant from start to finish – this is how to put on an event. Will be back next year. Thanks to
all involved.


Super well organized races by County Antrim Harriers and the town. Visitors made to feel most welcome and nothing too much trouble. Two great routes as well, each with a bit of everything. The post-race spread was quite unbelievable. Personally I spent more time eating than running.


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!


Thank you CAH for a brilliantly organised event. The course was great and the marshals superb. As for the spread afterwards ‘Many thanks again’


Thank you very much for the 10k today – tough wee course but encouraging marshals and well-marked route. Massive feast afterwards too – especially the chicken and grape sandwiches – and all the home baking too. I hope you’re all having a well-earned rest after all the work that went into the organisation.


Had a brilliant day!

Race Numbers

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.

Headphones

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.

Course

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 Aid

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.

Water Stations

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

Prize giving will take place at approximately 11:30 am in the Rugby Club – maximum one prize per individual.