Old Tram Mile 2022 Series

Event Details

  • Distance: 1-mile officially measured course (100% tarmac) & UKA licensed event. UKA Course No. 20/079. UKA License No. 2022-44357
  • Results: They will be posted here on our website and on our social media pages later the same day. The OTM Series are UKA licensed events, so your mile time/s will go on Power of 10 & RunBritain. Gun timing will be used.
  • Date: Confirmed as being on Sat 16th July, Sat 20th August and Sat 17th September (three-part series). Race 1 blog & results found here.
  • Start Time: 11.15am. Number pick up (& on the day, cash only, entries) from Race HQ from 10am to 11am (0.5 mile from start), briefing at start line at 11.10am.
  • Cost: £3 for affiliated (club) runners & £5 for unaffiliated (non club) runners per event or £8 affiliated / £14 for unaffiliated for all three events!
  • Course & Registration Location: Route is the Old Tram Road, PR1 9TY. Strava route is here. Race HQ is The Hunters Pub & Dining, Hennel Ln, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5UL.
  • Goody Bags: 500ml bottles of still water kindly provided by Harrogate Spring Water & Haribo sweets (or suitable alternative) for every runner
  • Prizes:
    • Individuals: For fastest male, fastest female & a randomly selected entrant (at each event and overall series)
    • Teams: Male & Female team prizes (top 3 club runners) at each event
  • Cancellations & Refunds: We’re happy to offer full refunds if we’re notified of cancellation at least two days prior to an event (by Thu for a Sat event). If within two days, no refunds will be provided due to lack of reasonable notice.
  • Optional extras: When completing your entry form you can add optional extras, checkout and pay. Further details on optional extras are provided below.

FAQs

  1. Q: Are there on the day entries? Yes, cash only (no card readers available) – from 10am – 11am. Costing £4 (affiliated runners) and £6 (non-affiliated runners) per race
  2. Q: Are kids allowed? A: Yes, as per UKA guidelines – if under 18 years of age (16 in Wales & Scotland) please indicate a parent or guardian who has given permission for the junior to participate on their entry form. If under 9, please ensure they are accompanied by an adult on the course at all times. Please make sure when entering the child to provide their parent/guardian name & contact details.
  3. Q: Are the entry fees for adult & child runners the same? Yes, we’ve kept the entry fees as low as possible whilst ensuring we cover costs.
  4. Q: Can I take part with a running buggy? A: Yes. However, we will be allowing running buggies at the entrants own risk. It would be appreciated if these entrants started towards the back (as the first third of the course can be quite narrow when considering other runners, pedestrians & cyclists). NOTE: There is also a narrow cycle barrier approx 0.3m into the route (see pictures under ‘the course’ section) which is fine running through single file (will be signed and marshaled on race day), however extra care should be taken at this point.
  5. Q: Can I run with a dog? A: No sorry (unless a medical assistance dog) – UKA guidelines state ‘Dogs are not allowed in any licensed competition unless a special exemption has been granted to a runner accompanied by a medical assistance dog‘.
  6. Q: Can I run with headphones? A: We’d prefer you didn’t, to ensure you can hear marshals and members of the public who may be passing by (cyclists). However, as per UKA guidelines ‘Headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable‘.
  7. Q: Do I have to take part in all three races in July, August and September? Not at all. Whilst it’s a three-part series, you can take part in just a single race or two races if you like. These options are available on the entry form. Race 1 now complete (blog here), two races to go!
  8. Q: Do I have to run or can I walk it? You can complete the event/s at whatever pace you like! I’m sure our tail-walker will appreciate not having to tail-run…
  9. Q: Will I receive a medal or t-shirt? Only if you selected it as part of your ‘optional extras’. Our events will always start as entry-only, with extra’s if you select them (rather than forcing people to take extras at more cost).
  10. Q: Are there refreshments? You will receive a 500ml bottle of Harrogate spring water at Race HQ after each race, which is 0.5 mile from the start line. Race HQ is where you’ll pick-up your running number from beforehand. NOTE: The Hunters pub (Race HQ) bar opens from midday (& not before) for drinks & food.
  11. Q: Is there parking available? Yes, free parking is available at Race HQ (approx 60 spaces + on street parking). Please car-share where possible.
  12. Q: Are there toilets and changing rooms? Yes and No. Toilets will be open at Race HQ, no separate changing rooms are available sorry.
  13. Q: Is there a bag drop? You can leave a bag at Race HQ if you like, entirely at the entrants own risk.

If you’ve any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask away on our Facebook event page here. Or email oldtram@therunbible.com

The course

The start & finish points are pictured below. There is a wooden OTM waymarker post with QR code discs at the start line (near The Cawsey bridge) and a bench with OTM waymarker stickers at the finish line (next to the closed Old Tram bridge). There is a Strava segment of the course here.

START (WAYMARKER POST):

NARROW PART OF COURSE (CYCLE BARRIER 0.3M INTO ROUTE):

Is fine if running single file, please resist overtaking at this point and take extra care (note the slight pot-hole we’ve reported to the council to be filled)

FINISH (BENCH):

OPTIONAL EXTRAS AVAILABLE

Item Description Item Price Item Picture (Click to expand)
Engraved Medal (incl P&P) – With your name, event date and time on the reverse £5
Event T-Shirt

(Adults / Kids Sizes)

£12 /

£10

Event Hoody

(Adults / Kids Sizes)

£22 /

£16

Nominated Charity Donation/s From £1
Event Notch

What are ‘notches’? Found out more here

£9.50p
Tee or Tree – Plant a Tree in the TRB Grove £7 Click Here for further details on our Tee or Tree initiative