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Entry

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10k - Sunday 15th March 2019 £22/£24

Please Collect Your Chip and Race Number at Registration on the Day!

Wave 1 - 10AM

Wave 2 - 11:30AM

Wave 3 - 13:00PM

Canicross Wave- 14:00PM

Choose Your Wave on Entry So You Can Run With Family & Friends.

All Finishers Receive a Bespoke Beetle Medal & Tech Shirt Plus FREE Unlimited Photo Downloads.

Chip Timing with Live Results

If you Would Like to Sponsor or Have a Stall at this Event Please Contact Us

Prize Fund

Top 3 Male Female Based on Chip Time  at the End of all Wave Finishes (£TBC)

Overall Vet Male/Female - Gift 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75

Overall Male/Female Clubs (Top3 Runners to Count) - Gift

Prize Giving will take place at the Stage Area on the Finish Line at 15:30PM

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Information

WATCH OUT FOR THE NORTHERN DUNE TIGER BEETLE!

The New Inaugural Tiger Beetle Trail Run 2019

Registration

Will take place near the Start/Finish line. Follow the signs to the start area from Shoreside Primary School (Car Park) to

Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, 2 West End Lodge, Pinfold Lane, Ainsdale, Merseyside PR8 3QW

PLEASE BE AWARE THERE IS A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CAR PARK TO THE START AREA

Car Parking

Follow  "Event Parking" signs from the Coastal Road/Shore Road

Fee £2

Shoreside County Primary School, Westminster Drive, Southport. PR8 2QZ

By Train

Signposted "Registration" from Ainsdale Train Station

We Recommend  You Use the Train to Ainsdale Train Station (12 Minute Walk to the Start)

The Race is run under UKA Rules, this race will go on your Power of 10.

Headphones are Permitted.

 

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Route

Click on Above Map for Full Route & Details.

The Route is mixed terrain Including trail,sand & mud. This is a measured 10k Run Around the Beautiful Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve.

The Route is undulating and challenging in places but open to all abilities of runners with a 2 Hour cut off time per wave.

The race will be split into 3 waves so you have a choice ON ENTRY to Run 10am (Blue Bands) - 11:30am (Red Bands) - 13:00pm (Yellow Bands)

The Route is fully signposted and marked out.

Feed Station

A feed station will be at the 5k Mark with Water & Sweets

Baggage Drop

A Baggage Drop is available at the Start/Finish area, please label your bags.

Toilets

Portable toilets will be placed at the Start/Finish area, there will also be toilet facilities at the Car Park at Shoreside CP School.

 

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Ainsdale Sands Information

 

The Star of the Run!

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This very handsome beetle is predominantly dark red all over its body, but there is a slight greenish sheen, as well as incomplete stripes of yellowish white across the wing cases. The underside is metallic green in colour. The family of tiger beetles can be recognised by their long curved mandibles, their large eyes and their long legs.

Tiger beetles are hunters and can see their prey quite easily with their large eyes. They are only able to hunt when the surface temperature of the ground reaches 28°C. This is about the same temperature at which their prey begins to move, and tiger beetles are able to pursue their victims easily with their long legs. One suggestion is that, unusually for insects, some tiger beetles have binocular vision; their field of view overlaps forward of the insect, allowing it to judge distances and speeds. This would give them a big advantage over their victims.

The beetles breed in mid-summer and the larvae may spend the winter in a half-grown state. Adults emerge in the mid-summer and over-winter before breeding which suggests a total life span of two years. The larvae are predatory, like the adult beetle, and the species is able to fly well

This insect is found throughout most of Europe except the north, but in the UK, its range is confined to coastal sites in Lancashire and Cumbria. There are records from North Wales and East Anglia, but the latter have been presumed to be those of a closely related species, C. maritima. The northern dune tiger beetle and C. maritima were once considered to be the same species.

 About Ainsdale Sands Nature Reserve