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Marshals’ Instructions

Chief Marshal: CAROLINE WHITEHOUSE - 07756 243505 

Assistant: SEAN LONERGAN - 07792 607851           

Medical Director: MICK FENNELL - 07816 997493

Race Control: PHILIP SOUTHWELL - 07774 426328

Section Leader            

Please read these instructions carefully as they contain all the information you require

Check your postion on the route map here


  1. DUTY of a marshal is to ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, the safe passage of competitors along the designated route, the safety of spectators, themselves and others. This will include the control of drivers who have been stopped because of road closure.
  2. HELP runners by clearly indicating which way they should be going.  (Put one arm out to point direction; give verbal instruction if appropriate, particularly if route is changing direction etc). Remember that the runners will be tired so instructions should be short and clear. To do this properly you will need to understand the route of the course at your station.
  3. ADVISE spectators of breaches of safety measures (crossing race line in front of runners, obstructing race line etc) courteously but firmly.
  4. UNIFORM  Wear your marshal’s bib at all times. Runners need to be aware of you as they approach during a race.
  5. SMILE be cheerful and encourage everyone. – it is appreciated and generates goodwill.
  6. STAY on station until the race has passed, unless there is an emergency that you have to deal with. Do not stand down until permission has been given by your Section Leader or Chief Marshal.
  7. SECTION LEADER will brief you on any other issues affecting your location.
  8. MOBILE PHONE Please bring your fully charged mobile phone and ensure your Section Leader knows the number. If you need to pass information or summon help, he and the Chief Marshal will both be able to contact Race Control and the Medical Director directly by radio, as well as by mobile phone

Traffic Management

The roads along the entire length of the route will be closed and this will be managed by MTM who are specialist highway management contractors. They will have staff deployed at various locations along the route and you need to be mindful and supportive of their role. MTM are responsible for all traffic management activities and will ensure that all signage and cones are at each location before the run starts.

PLEASE NOTE, MTM will not put the cones out. This is your responsibility so the roads need to be closed at the appointed times. This will be at 08.50 for Section A (Warwick Castle to A46 roundabout) and 9.00 for the remainder of the course. The Chief Marshal will cycle the course ahead of the race to ensure everything is in place but if you have any local issues please advise your Section Leader immediately.

To ensure there is no misunderstanding instructions can only be made to MTM staff through their site supervisor and only from the Police, Race Director or Section Leader. So if you need to do this you must do so via your Section Leader. However, in appropriate circumstances where immediate action is required please use common sense and take action and advise your Section Leader accordingly. Please be tolerant and polite to motorists who are being asked to wait whilst runners pass.


  1. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE If a runner, spectator or other road user needs first aid it is your responsibility to summon appropriate help. We have mobile paramedics and first aid cycle outriders moving along the course. Where assistance is required advise the Medical Director MICK FENNEL of the need for urgent attendance quoting your location. He will dispatch the most appropriate responder. Contact details and procedures will be advised to you during the briefing on the morning of the race.
  2. INJURY. Make a note below of the runners number AND any medical issues and emergency contact details from the back of the number.
  3. WARN other runners of any hazardous situation.  In extreme circumstances, stop runners approaching danger.
  4. ADVISE competitors retiring from the race of quickest way back to Kenilworth Castle. Note race number and report with location reference to Chief Marshal. Ask them for their leg chip and return to finish at end of the day.
  5. ADVISE retirees unable to walk back to Kenilworth Castle, that a first aid vehicle or courtesy vehicle will arrive to pick up.  Note race number and report urgency with location using grid reference to Chief Marshal.
  6. IMMEDIATELY report any other serious incident to Chief Marshal for his action or noting (reporting to emergency service(s), local authorities etc)
  7. USING the template below write up any incident as fully as you can and as soon as is practical after the event. Give the report to the Chief Marshal before you leave.

LITTER. Please collect any litter dropped in your area particularly at or near water stations. You will be issued with a black sack for the purpose. If you cannot dispose of it yourself please leave it at your station for collection by the Minibus at the end of the race.

And finally but most importantly – make sure you understand your location and the requirements of that part of the course.

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