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Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, GU4 8AA

  Add to Calendar 2019-09-22 2019-09-22 Europe/London hardassnails> This event is a 10k or 5k cross-country run or walk on a single 10k loop with a cut back for those completing 5k. This epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, GU4 8AA
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When

TBC

This epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. You'll encounter rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland.

Snail-shaped medal for all.

Rated 93% on Runnersworld. This is an awesome venue for one of the finest cross-country events on the calendar, but you'll need to be hardassnails! 15km distance also available!

Event List

Chip Timing
Free Parking
Hilly
Kids Races
On Site Catering
Route Marking
Bag Drop
Medal

General Information

What

Hard as Snails is a 15k, 10k or 5k plus a 2k route for kids. This epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. You'll encounter rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland. 

Entry Age Criteria

5km - must be 10 or older on race day.

10km - must be 13 or older on race day.

15km - must be 16 or older on race day.

2km kids race - must be 6 or older on race day. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration

Listen up!
Car park in Shalford Park
Registration chip collection in Shalford Park.
Walk to the start. An 800m walk up Pilgrims way.
Nothing will be sent to you in the post.

Travel

Guildford train station is a 10-minute jog.

Parking

Parking at Shalford Park not at the Chantries. There is a large football field with ample free parking where participants can register and collection timing chip.

Baggage

Bag store at the finish line. So bring some cash for a Cafe2U coffee and Gin!

What to wear

Trainers:
This is a trail-race, therefore, we recommend trail-running shoes are worn. You can purchase these from Fitstuff preferably no later than 4 weeks before the event to give your feet a chance to adjust. For the best results make sure to take advantage of their free and professional shoe-fitting service. We specifically recommend the Asics Metaride or the Asics Kayano 26 models as great running shoes. 

Socks:
For maximum comfort - and to avoid getting blisters - ensure you wear a proper pair of running socks. aat events recommend Hilly Socks. You can buy these at Fitstuff. To learn more about Hilly Socks click HERE

Earphones:
You must be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshalls at all times. Therefore the only recommended earphones are Aftershockz bone-conducting earphones - the only earphones to be approved by United Kingdom Athletics. Click HERE for aat-events earphone policy. You can purchase these from Fitstuff. Be sure to make the most of their try before you buy scheme. 

Extra Kit:
In our attempts to reduce one-use plastics we have a couple of suggestions. Firstly, to wear clothing with pockets or a run-belt to carry a cup, buy the aat cup HERE. Or you can support yourself with a water pack. Both of these can be purchased HERE.

Course

The Hard as Snails cross country course takes in hilly woodland tracks through pine forests and open paths across the fields of the North Downs, Surrey.

Route maps 15km10km5km

First Aid

Team Medic first aid

Timing

Chip timing

Toilets

Public loos in Shalford Park will be made available to the athletes and spectators.

Water

Water stations on route and at the finish line.

Refreshment

Water and bananas at the finish line.

Don't Forget

Field of Fitness offer strength training. Check out the official training plan HERE.

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