GRIM Start Time
How To Get There
Leave the M3 at junction 4 and take the A331 Aldershot. After approximately 5 miles, take the A323 Aldershot turnoff. Follow signs for Aldershot town centre A323. Carry straight on until you get to the Naafi (Burger King) roundabout. Take the 3rd exit. Burger King restaurant is on your right. At next roundabout turn right, A323 Fleet. At large Wellington Roundabout, Wellesley Road, take the 2nd exit signposted Church Crookham & Rushmoor Arena. After 500m, take the first right turn signposted Royal Garrison Church & Rushmoor Arena After 150m take the first left signposted Rushmoor Arena and Aldershot Raceway. All these roads will have large yellow GRIM Car Park signs on them.
Exit Aldershot Station and walk straight on down Station Road (following signs for Information Centre) until you reach a set of lights. Turn right.
This road leads to the Naafi roundabout. Follow ‘By Car’ instructions from there.
Distance from train station is 2.5 miles. There is a taxi rank outside station. Please allow enough time for your journey. We suggest that you arrive at least an hour before the event.
The entry fee is £30 per person whether you entry as an individual or part of a team. Each person that forms part of a team must pay an entry fee of £30.
There are plenty of parking spaces available at the site. Please note that while we can park you right at the venue, there is only one entrance and exit so there might be a short queue while you exit the site.
There will be an information point in the start / finish area.
Although we cannot guarantee the security of your bags, there will be a manned baggage area for you to leave your bags. If you have travelled by car, it will be safer to leave your bags and valuables in your car boot.
If you wish to leave your car keys somewhere secure, please take them to the information or baggage marquee where they will tag them with your race number and keep hold until you have finished. You will only be able to collect your keys from the baggage marquee after the race but you must have your race number with you to collect them.
Men and Women’s changing marquees will be available. You should arrive in your running clothes but please bring another complete set of warm clothing with you. Do not go home in any wet clothing. Please note, there are NO SHOWERS.
What to Wear?
You will get dirty and wet. We recommend that you wear a synthetic T-shirt or long sleeve shirt on your upper body and possibly some running tights on your legs. The materials should ideally wick away sweat and dry quickly when wet. Cotton is not good at this. Technical breathable fabrics are perfect for this event and are strongly recommended. Remember, cotton gets heavy when wet.
Off-road running shoes would be ideal for the varied terrain but a normal road running shoe will be suitable if you do not have an off-road shoe. No Spikes please.
Up to you but it’ll get wet. Some people fall in the puddles, others actively dive in. It WILL get wet!
We strongly discourage the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when competing. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos, iPod’s and other MP3 players. Inmotion Sport cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from racing with such equipment.
This land is used to test Army vehicles so expect it to be interesting! You will reach a long hill shortly after the start before descending again eventually reaching a water filled ravine. You will run on over puddle-strewn paths before having to crawl under camouflage netting. You’ll eventually reach some man-made mounds before arriving at and running through some rather large puddles. Expect to get very wet! You’ll run on to the fast vehicle driving circuit where it is rocky underfoot. This brings you to some more large areas of water and the finish area.
We will be using ChampionChip timing again this year. This will give you your time from the second you cross the line to the second you finish. The system is extremely accurate and it means that results can be posted on our website within a couple of hours of the race.
Your race chip will be sent with the race pack no earlier than November 1st as runners tend to loose the chip. PLEASE attach the chip securely to your shoe laces or around your ankle. Please DO NOT attach it to your wrist – the mats will not pick up the transponder and you will not be recorded.
The chips themselves are relatively expensive so we must get the chips back and we will collect the chips at the end of the race just after the finish line.
If you cannot make the race, please return your chips in the envelope provided. Failure to do so will result in a charge of £10 by our service provider, ChampionChip.
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions that would place your health in danger. Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous. Please seek expert medical advice if you have any health concerns prior to the race.
Toilets are located in the Start and finish area.
Water will be available once on the course and at the finish. Please bring your own water to drink prior to the start.
The first 5 men & first 5 women across the line will be awarded prizes on the day at the venue.
Team Prizes will be forwarded on to the winning teams in each category: women’s only, men’s only, mixed team. Results are calculated by position and the lowest combined team score wins, i.e. the winner scores one point, second place two points etc.
Hot Food & Drink
A variety of items will be available for purchase within the Start / Finish area.
- Your Number pinned to your top
- Your chip tied to your shoe
- A full change of clothing
- Money for tea / coffee / food / kit
- To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
- To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event
- To leave enough time to get there with plenty of time to spare
- Your sense of humour!
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