Compton 10k
FAQs

Compton 10K FAQs

How do I enter the race?
How much does it cost?

£25 (£22 for club/ affiliated runners).

Where is the race start?
  • Compton Street (Glebe Field, opposite Compton All Saints’ Church), Compton, Winchester, SO21 2AS.
What time do I need to get there?
  • The race start is 10.30am. We recommend you aim to be on site at least 1 hour before the start time. It is approximately 15 minutes walk from the car park, and there will be queues for toilets so allow yourself plenty of time.

    There will be a briefing for all runners, and a warm up by Energie Fitness.

    Alexandra Sports and Physiotherapy and Wellness will also have stalls and can help with running queries and advice.
Will there be car parking?
  • FREE car parking is available in areas 1, 2, 7, 8 of South Winchester Park and Ride. It is approximately 15 mins walk from the car park to the race start/ finish and Compton All Saint’s Primary School. Please note there will be no public car parking onsite.  

    South Winchester Park and Ride is located next to J11 of theM3 . Postcode: SO21 2FG
Is the race accessible by public transport?
Is the race on closed roads?
  • Compton Street will be closed to traffic. The race is multi-terrain. Please be aware that there may be parts where members of the public will have access to the route. Please note that footpaths will not be closed.
Road Closure information for local residents
  • Compton Street will be closed between 8am and Midday. Residents will be asked not to park along the road on the morning of the event. Access will be possible; marshals will direct traffic whilst the runners are on the road.

    Event organisers will have access between Otterbourne Road, the school car park, and Glebe Field (opposite the school entrance).

    Letters have been sent to all affected households. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
Can dogs take part?
  • Sorry, no dogs are allowed at this event.
Can I run with a buggy?
  • Unfortunately not. As a multi-terrain event, the route is not suitable for buggies. Children and babies are welcome to watch the race and there will be plenty of activities and refreshments available at the fete for all ages.
Will there be prizes?
  • Yes. Prizes have been kindly donated by Alexandra Sports.
I’m interested in being a sponsor. Who do I contact?
How do I become a volunteer?
Will there be toilets at the start?
  • Yes. There will be event toilets in the field near the start and finish area. Please be aware there may be queues for these and allow yourself plenty of time before the race starts.
Is there a bag drop?
  • Yes. There will be a bag drop in the start/ finish area. There is a suggested voluntary donation of £2 (cash only). 100% of this will go to the Compton School Association and Compton and Shawford Pre-school. All bags are left at your own risk.
What is the minimum age to enter the event?
  • The minimum age is 16 years (age on the day of the event).
How do I collect my race number?
  • The race packs will be available for collection from Wednesday 18th May from Alexandra Sports.

    It will be possible for another runner to collect your pack for you.

    Anyone who is unable to collect the pack in advance can collet it on the day, but please allow yourself plenty of time to do this. You will need safety pins, and allow yourself time to attach your timing chip to your shoe.

    Alexandra Sports, 92 Oliver's Battery Road South, Winchester, SO22 4EZ.
Can I collect my race number on the day?
  • All packs should ideally be collected in advance. This will avoid queues on the race day. Packs are not being posted due to the cost involved.
Can I wear earphones?
  • Race Rules (UKA) do not allow the use of earphones and you may be disqualified if you run with them. We highly recommend that you do not use them so that you can hear marshal directions and for the safety of you and others around you.
Will there be medical support?
  • Yes. St John Ambulance will be available on the day for emergency first aid. Please ensure that you have updated your medical information on registration. Please contact us in advance if there is something we need to be aware of. If you are injured, you should seek professional advice before taking part in the event.
Will there be water available?
  • There will be one water station. Please note that supply may be limited and you should be prepared to carry your own water if you feel you will need it, or if the weather is exceptionally hot.

    Water will be available at the finish.
Will there be toilets on route?
  • No. There will be toilets in the start/ finish area but there are no facilities along the route.
Can I enter on the day?
  • No. Advance entries only. There are only 250 spaces and we anticipate that the event will sell out.
Is the event timed?
  • Yes. The event is chip-timed. Your race pack will include a chip to be attached to your running shoe. This will be collected at the finish area.

    We are not using disposable chips (attached to race bibs) as these are more expensive and less environmentally friendly.
Will there be a medal?
  • Yes. All finishers will receive a wooden finisher's medal. Show your medal on the refreshment stall at the fete afterwards and you will get 50% off tea/ coffee and cake! 

    The wooden medals are made in the UK.
Is there an event t-shirt?
  • No. Sadly, the cost of producing t-shirts in different sizes means it is not possible to produce them in the relatively low quantity needed.
Are spectators allowed?
  • Absolutely! Spectators are welcome in the start/ finish area and along the route. Please listen to marshals and ensure you do not obstruct the course, especially where it is narrow.

    There will be refreshments available for spectators to purchase at the fete, taking place opposite the start/ finish area at the school.
    The fete will start at 11am and there will be a BBQ, Licensed Bar, Tea and Coffee stall as well as inflatables, entertainment, games, activities and stalls.
Where do I get my results?
  • Results will be sent via text message to the number you entered when registering for the event.

    Please ensure your contact details are up to date.

    All results will be available online after the event. A link will be included in the text message and available on our website and Facebook page after the event.
Will there be race photos?
  • Local photographer Sam Gavins will be taking photos in the start/ finish area. These will be available to view after the race and details will be sent with a link after the race. We encourage you to take your own photos and share them with us on social media, using #Compton10k

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