Blakedown Bolt 2012

         10Km Race

Friday 22nd June 2012, starting at 7.15pm
UK Athletics Permit applied for

Download your application form for 2012 race here and return it with your entry fee to

The Race Director, 59 Birmingham Road, Blakedown, Kidderminster, DY10 3JW

Email queries to

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Its hard to believe were on to the 6th Blakedown Bolt. Since our first event in 2007 weve gone from strength to strength,
have sold out each time well in advance of race day. We get a huge number of repeat entries (its nice to be popular!)
always have to turn away many entrants because we fill up so quickly. Thats the warning out of the way.
s tell you more about the event
There are two ways to enter: either download an application form from this site, print out, fill in
send it off to our Race Director with your cheque, OR enter on-line at, where you
pay by credit card (you have to pay a small extra premium to Runners World for this service.)

The Course is nice and varied, with a few hills and stiles along the way. Apart from some very short sections
quiet country roads, its almost entirely traffic free. Youll be running through beautiful Worcestershire countryside,
taking in farmland and woodland, making a loop around Mount Segg. We can promise you some superb views,
of variety and the much-loved/loathed water crossing!

Because of the rural, cross-country nature of the route, we do a HUGE amount of work on the course in the days
leading up to the event. Bear this in mind if you do a trial run beforehand – and rest assured that on race day
it will be beautifully pruned and trimmed!

Race results for all runners will be posted here on the village website as soon as we can crunch the numbers!

We run the event to raise money for charity, and give profits to local sporting related causes. Organisations
supported by the 2011 events include Blakedown Playground, Blakedown Cricket Club and the
& Gretel support group for children with special needs.

All finishers get a unique Blakedown Bolt memento, which is a genuine bolt.
chose this to be a little different to other events and to reflect the traditional
forging and tool-making industry that began locally in the 1700s.

Theres a Licensed Bar, refreshments and BBQ from 6.30pm and after the race.

Further race information

Places for the Blakedown Bolt 2012 will be strictly limited to 300. Prizes will be awarded in various categories,
all finishers will receive a Blakedown Bolt memento.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd man, 1st, 2nd, 3rd woman, 1st male veteran (40+ and 50+),
female veteran (35+ and 45+).

Also there are prizes for the 1st local man and woman.

There are two Team Prizes1st team with four men over the finish line,
1st team with four women home. We love some healthy competition!

Prize giving at the finish of the race at approximately 8.30pm

Assembly: Blakedown Sports Field, off Birmingham Road, in good time for a 7.15pm start

Grid Ref OS Explorer 219, Ref 882 786

Public transport to Blakedown

The village is on the railway line between Birmingham and Worcester and well served by trains.
station is approximately 3 minutes away from the start of the race.

Check train times on

Parking There is limited free parking at various locations in Blakedown.
details will be provided with race information. We would like to encourage runners and
supporters to share lifts or use public transport where possible.

Changing and toilets We are delighted to offer excellent changing and showering facilities at the
built Sports Pavilion on Blakedown Sports Field, including a disabled toilet.

Drinks At least one water station during the course and one at the finish.

Results posted at

Sustainability We are aiming to be as eco-friendly as possible by encouraging lift-sharing and
use of public transport. We also pledge to recycle all the bottles, cans and waste paper at the event itself.
Blakedown Bolt leaflets are printed on paper from FSC certified sustainable sources.

Race Director: Lesley Brown, 59 Birmingham Road, Blakedown, Kidderminster, DY10 3JW

UK Athletics Permit applied for

Race Route
The route begins with a lap of the sports field, then heads SW between Forge Pool and Ladies Pool.
includes short sections on quiet country lanes, but is predominantly along scenic woodland and field
paths and circumnavigates Mount Segg. There are a few stiles to add some spice! Finishes back at
Sports Field. No dogs or cycles! Please obey Marshals and take extra care at road crossings
(but bear in mind we are still making small changes to improve the flow of the course).

See full map of route here

Entry Fees (in advance)
£11 Affiliated Club Runners/£13 Unaffiliated

Please note that all entrants must be at least 16 years old on the day of the race.

Download & Print an Entry Form

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