Primary League FAQ

If you have any questions which are not answered below, please contact us.

What time does my race start?
The first race of the day will be at 10am. Full race times are:-
Race 1 – Year 3 girls – 10:00
Race 2 – Year 3 boys – 10:15

Race 3 – Year 4 girls – 10:30
Race 4 – Year 4 boys – 10:45

Race 5 – Year 5 girls – 11:00
Race 6 – Year 5 boys – 11:15

Race 7 – Year 6 girls – 11:30
Race 8 – Year 6 boys – 11:45

When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving an hour before your race. This allows time to park, register and warm up. The car park will be open from 8.30am.

Can I wear studs/spikes?
Spikes are permitted only in years 5 and 6.
Football boots may be worn,for all age groups, but only those with moulded studs.

Why is it £4 to park?
Due to the loss of our major sponsor in 2016 there is a great deal less income for our Prestwold Hall events.

Although the lack of sponsorship does not threaten the long term future of the events it does mean that we have to rely further on the income from parking fees. Neither the Running and Athletics Network or the Primary schools league receives any outside funding.

Our events cost well in excess of £2500 each to stage with everyone involved giving their time freely.

Can I run, even if my school does not enter a team?
Children from unaffiliated schools are allowed to run regardless. The cost is £3 per child per race.

Parents / carers of those wanting to run should report at the registration tent upon arrival as normal.

Please let us know that they want to run their child as an independent and the registration team will take details.

After the race, return the finish position ticket to the desk so that they can be recorded in the results.

Before coming to the races we ask that parents/cares of unaffiliated runners please read the relevant information on the ‘Manager FAQ‘ page.

IMPORTANT NOTE – during the course of the next school year (August 2017-July 2018) major new Data Protection Regulations will come into force (GDPR). These regulations clearly stipulate the conditions under which organisations like the league collect and use your information.
The information will only be used for the purposes of collating and publishing results and will not be provided to external organisations. Fuller information will be provided at the point of registration.

How will I know where to run?

The course map can be found here. A hare will lead the race, so don’t worry about getting lost!
Please note that the course may be subject to change, so please check back here.

How long is my race?

The race distances are as follows:

Year 3 – 1100m

Year 4 – 1350m

Year 5 – 1794m

Year 6 – 2124m

What should I do if I use an inhaler?

You should keep your inhaler with you at all times before, during and after your race.

What if I get injured?

Medical Support will be on site to provide First Aid. If you are injured, or notice that someone else is injured, please tell a marshal.

What do I need to do at the end of my race?
When you finish, you’ll be given a number ticket. Take this to your school representative. It’s really important that these tickets don’t get lost, because we’ll need them in order to be able to record the results.

Make sure you have something warm to put on when you finish the race – even if you feel warm when you finish, you’ll get cold very quickly.

What do I do about Lost Property?
Lost Property should be handed into the results area.

Do you need any help on the day?
Yes please! We have a team of volunteers but are always glad of any extra help. If you would like to volunteer, please fill in this form.

Help with collecting up stakes, fencing etc. and clearing the venue of litter at the end of meeting is MUCH APPRECIATED – MANY THANKS.