Ends 20 February 2022
2020 - 2021 Series Results
So we made it through to the end of the series!!
Many congratulations to you all for hanging on in there with us in what has been a very strange and difficult year. It was lovely to see you all resplendent in your well earned blue hoodies after the final race.
The Series results are on this link HERE, we will get prizes to the winners as soon as we can.
Barry Cornelius was there taking pictures and these will be posted up on his website Oxon Races
Well done to our overall series winners, Matt Burdus-Cook and Natasha White, who both win a weekend (not together) in a Hand-Picked Hotel
A HUGE THANKS to all our wonderful team of folks who help us deliver this series to you – Sally, Gavin, Beverley, Karl, Karen, Emily, Ivan, Jess and the many of you who marshalled when you couldn’t run. We also need to acknowledge the support of Ilmington Village and Sports Club who were so positive about us re-starting – one of the first races in the country.
In case you hadn’t heard – the Tempo Winter Series 2021 – 2022 Full Series Entry is now open, click on the red button on the left to secure your early bird place.
You can attend just one race or more, all the way up to five races.
Race 1 -24 October 2021
Race 2 -21 November 2021
Race 3 -27 December 2021
Race 4 -23 January 2022
Race 5 -20 February 2022
All entries on line and will close the week before each race.
Numbers and chips are attached to each other and will be sent out in the post, if you enter more than one race you will KEEP that number throughout, please don’t lose it.
If you forget it come and see us on the day. You will need to wear your face mask.
Event timetables will be posted on here, and on the facebook page.
Route Map & Course Information
Please note – the 2020 – 2021 races will all be run anti-clockwise.
Races 1, 3 and 5 all head along Mickleton Road to the bottom of Larkstoke which is your major ascent in the run. Once you’re at the top you turn left and start decending down Nebsworth Lane and Campden Hill into Ilmington.
Turning right at the bottom follow the road around to the Red Lion Pub. Turn right again and follow a loop that brings you back around to the village. This time head past the Howard Arms and then the Red Lion from the opposite direction. Heading back past Campden Hill the marshals will direct you down back lane, past the primary school. The final few hundred meters are back onto the Mickleton Road with the finish on the grass field by the Sports Club
Races 2 and 4 all do the opposite of the above, heading to the village first and doing the loop from and back to the pubs before ascending Campden Hill. The route decends down Larkstoke before a 1K run along Mickleton Road. The finish heads past the Sports Club before entering the field.
Directions & Parking
From Stratford take the A3400 (Shipston Road) towards the village of Alderminster. After 3.7 miles, just before you reach Alderminster take a right turn along Wimpstone Lane (signposted to Ilmington). Passing through the village of Wimpstone continue for 4 miles at which point you will arrive at the village of Ilmington.
Take the first turn towards Mickleton and the Sports Club is about 500m on the left hand side.
All parking is to be on site and we ask you PLEASE not to park in the Village under any circumstances.
There will be NO water station or public water at the finish except in an emergency. Please bring your own and if you need water on route, carry it with you.
Prizes are awarded on the day to the first, second and third male and female finishers and the winner of each age category (UK Athletics age categories) receives a cash prize. This will be given on chip time.
Tempo Events series memento
In addition to the cash prizes all runners who complete all five races will receive a Tempo Events memento at the end of the final round in February. If you suffer an injury, for one of the races you may still qualify by marshaling for us at that race but we must know. If you find yourself injured please let us know before the race so we know who is coming to marshal. You cannot get someone else to run in your place if you’re unable to run and still claim your series prize.
Courtesy of one of the country’s highest quality hoteliers – Hand Picked Hotels have kindly provided the Series prize for the sixth year in a row. The prize includes bed and breakfast for two people at any one of their 20 hotels around the country. Great for repaying partners and loved ones for putting up with you heading out the door for yet another training run, this fantastic prize is for top placed man, top placed lady and their respective partners.
Baggage & Toilets
There is no baggage drop off at the race start/finish but your cars will be on site.
There will be toilets and hand sanitising areas available for you to use at the Sports Club. All queues to be socially distanced, I think we have all got the hang of that now.
Withdrawal And Cancellation Policy
If you have entered the complete series, you have up to six weeks prior to the first race to withdraw and you will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee. After this deadline, no refunds are offered, however an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race. Entries cannot be transferred on race day without our consent. If someone does run in your place you will no longer be eligible for either the series prize or the series memento.
If you have entered an individual race you have up to six weeks prior to that race to withdraw and you will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee. As above after this date no refunds are offered, however you can transfer your entry to another runner but they can’t run in your place for you to claim the series memento.
In the event of a race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date.
If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity.
The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation.
All contact should be made by email
Music Whilst Running
No earphones please! From 1 April 2016, a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: –
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”
This includes bone conductive earphones even though they are approved by UKA. This is because it’s impossible for us as race organisers to differentiate between ear phone types. Safety at our events is paramount.
We are very grateful for the support of Ilmington Village and the Parish Council. Please respect the village and it’s inhabitants especially when you first arrive and park and for the duration of your time that you join us for each race. We would ask you to support the village by frequenting the establishments below.
The Red Lion is a lovely local Pub serving well known beer from the local Hook Norton Brewer.
The Howard Arms a beautiful country Pub with a superb menu, perfect for Sunday Lunch after the race.
Ilmington Community Shop run by the Village this is just the place to top up on supplies pre or post race! You can even get a mid race coffee there as the runners go past you.