Postponed 7 Pools Run FAQs
Q: When will the 2018 7 Pools Run now be held?
A: The 2018 7 Pools Run will now be held on Sunday 21 October after being postponed in March 2018 due to weather conditions.
Q: When will the 2018 Cinder Path Run be held?
A: The decision has been made to hold the 7 Pools Run in place of the Cinder Path Run for 2018, therefore there will not be a Cinder Path Run in 2018.
Q: I had already registered for the 2018 7 Pools Run due to be held in March what will happen to my entry?
A: If you had already registered and paid for the March 7 Pools Run we have automatically transferred your entry to the new October date. Please keep hold of your number and use it in October.
Q: I had already registered for the 2018 7 Pools Run but cannot make the run on Sunday 21 October, what will happen to my entry?
A: If you had already registered and paid for the March 7 Pools Run but cannot make the run on Sunday 21 October, please get in touch and let us know.
Q: Can I sign up on the day?
A: We offer online registration via our website prior to both the 7 Pools Run and the Cinder Path Run at a reduced price, but if you miss the cut off for this you can still register on the morning or the runs.
Q: What is the minimum age for entry?
A: We do not impose an age restriction, we would leave it up to the discretion of the parents/guardians. We would ask that if the runner is under 15 that they obtain their parents/guardians consent, and if necessary an adult runs with them.
It is a moderately tough course and we ask that all entrants, regardless of age, ensure they are medically fit to run the distance. The organisers will not be held responsible for any injury incurred to runners during or as a result of taking part in the event.
Q: I have signed up online but haven’t received my number yet.
A: Numbers for online registration are sent out the week leading up to the run. If you have not received your number by the Friday before the run please get in touch and we will make arrangements for you to get your number.
Q: What footwear should I wear?
A: To some extent, this is personal preference. Both runs are cross-country and terrain can vary between track, mud, grass and a bit of tarmac too.
Q: What time does the run start?
Q: Where is the start line?
A: The start line for both the 7 Pools Run and the Cinder Path Run is near the Town Gate entrance to Sutton Park. If you make your way towards the Visitor’s Centre you should see the registration tent from there which is then not far from the start line.
Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking on the day is limited to the public car parks in the park itself. We would therefore suggest that you aim to arrive in good time, especially if you are coming with someone who needs to sign up on the day.
Q: Can I wear headphones?
A: Its entirely your preference and decision.
Q: Is there a water station?
A: No, unfortunately we do not have the manpower to set up and man a water station half way round the run. There will be water available at the finish line.
Q: When will the results be available?
A: We aim to get the results uploaded on to our website by 6pm on the day of the run. We will put a notification out on Facebook when this is done so make sure you like and follow us to stay up to date.
Q: Do runners get medals?
A: No medals, but every runner does get a t-shirt at the finish line.