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Rules - V3K Half

COMPETITORS’ RACE CONDUCT - While racing, competitors must abide by the following rules:

 

a) Competitors must go through all the checkpoints and not throw waste during the race.

 

b) Competitors may retire on their own initiative or be forced to retire by the Race Director or one of the medical staff present.

 

c) Retirement (on own initiative or forced) must take place at aid stations and according to the procedure described during race briefing unless in extreme circumstances, if you must retire you MUST notify the officials by telephone (and the nearest check-point marshal, if appropriate) before you leave the area.

 

PENALTIES – Penalties will be applied compliant of from three minutes to disqualification will be applied for:

 

a) Dropping litter.

 

b) Receiving any assistance in unauthorised areas (not at specified points such as aid stations)

 

c) Not following the race course signage, voluntarily or otherwise

 

d) The bib is not on view or has been tampered with

 

e) False starts

 

f) Not passing through compulsory checkpoints

 

g) Unsportsmanlike behaviour –not assisting another competitor in need of help

 

h) Not carrying or using the material required.

 

i) Not adhering to a plant based diet

 

J) Not complying with the directions of the organisation

 

Safety

 

In the event of an emergency, ring 999, ask for police and then ask for mountain rescue. Give exact location (grid reference) to phone operator. Then contact race organisers.

 

Mountain Distress Signal: The standard distress signal is six sharp whistle blasts (or torch flashes) followed by a one minute silence, repeated.

 

Be able to recognize the signs of hypothermia and hypoglycaemia in yourself and group members.

 

Hypothermia: not responding to conversation; uncoordinated movement and speech; inability to think clearly; wanting to carry on in adverse conditions; skin cold where normally warm, such as under armpit. Immediate action: wrap in warm clothing.

 

Hypoglycaemia: confusion, ill co-ordinated movement and speech; weakness, hunger. Immediate action: drink glucose solution or suck sweets.

 

Vegan

 

Entrants must adhere to a vegan diet for the race. We can offer support and guidance for anybody who may be daunted by this, though it is much easier than you think! Vegan diets are considered by some to help endurance athletes, so we hope it will be a great way for non vegans to see improvements! Please contact info@vegan-welsh-3000s.co.uk for more information.

 

We recommend that participants experiment with nutrition on some long runs before tackling V3K Ultra.

 

Vegan diets abstain from consuming any animal products including honey, eggs, meat, fish and dairy.

 

Mandatory kit

 

Mobile phone with a fully charged battery (and spares if possible).

 

Waterproof full body cover, hat, gloves etc., map, compass, whistle, first aid kit, emergency foil blanket or bivi bag, emergency vegan food, spare warm clothes in bags for rest stops, head torch with new batteries.

 

Please test all your kit before you race, there will be spot checks at registration an during the event.

 

We are providing a bus service to the start of the race from the end. Bus leaves Hendre Hall at 10am, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time as the bus will not wait for late comers.

 

A copy of the route will be supplied, please note there are changes from previous routes.

 

Know the route BEFORE you set off!!

 

You will receive a laminated contact sheet of support crew’s contact details and support vehicle registration details at the briefing. Please keep this with you at all times.

 

If you have decided not to attend please let us know ASAP

 

Final note

 

The rules may seem onerous but our primary goal is for everyone to have a fun, exhilarating and safe day in the mountains. Please stick to the rules, look after each other and respect the hills. Everyone involved in V3K is a volunteer.

 

Let’s all look after each other and stay safe!