Gillingham Trotters Running Club

Wessex Ridgeway 100K Relay Rules

 1 All competitors undertake the event at their own risk and will be required to sign a declaration to this effect as a condition of entry. Only declared competitors are allowed to run for their own team.

 2 Keep to the Wessex Ridgeway and East Devon Way trails unless directed to deviate. *

 3 Any incoming runner approaching a checkpoint from the wrong direction will have been deemed to be taking a short cut and will receive a half an hour time penalty if it is adjudged he/she has gained an advantage.

 4 Each runner shall be identifiable by their club clothing, whether vest or T-shirt

 5 The baton shall be carried by the runner throughout the race; NB At the end of leg 6 the baton will be handed to a marshal on the east side of the A37, a marshal on the west side will hand a baton to the outgoing runner. Under no circumstances shall a competitor cross the A37 to effect a changeover.

 6  The completed time sheet shall be presented to the organisers at the finish.

 7 The Race Director's decision is final.

 *In the event of becoming lost, runners are advised to retrace their steps to the last marker and try again from there. Pressing on regardless will waste more time. Mobile telephone numbers should be logged with the organisers.



 Keep The Countryside Code

Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.

Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.

Guard against all risk of fire.

Take your litter home.

Fasten all gates.

Help to keep all water clean.

Keep your dogs under close control.

Protect wildlife, plants and trees.

Keep to public paths across farmland.

Take special care on country roads.

Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls. Make no unnecessary noise.  

Please park considerately at the change over points.

 The runners and backup crew are expected to respect the rights of Landowners and have consideration for other members of the public. 

They should also be alert to other runners who need help and inform the organisers or the runner's team as soon as possible.

 Created 2 June 2003 Gillingham Trotters
Last updated 06 Jan 2006