Ends 19 February 2023
Tempo Winter Series 2022 - 23
The Winter Series consists of 5, 10 kilometre races, one a month beginning in October and ending in February. You can enter all five races or you can just run one. If you do enter and complete all five races you’ll pick up your very own Winter Series Hoody. The route is located near the village of Ilmington on the edge of the Cotswold’s and heads up the highest point in Warwickshire.
We have initially opened up entry for anyone wanting to book all 5 races in one and you get a reduced entry fee. This offer will finish by the end of August after which you can enter each individual race. The most recent Series sold out so it’s worth booking in sooner rather than later.
2021 – 2022 Series Final Results Post Race 5 are HERE.
Please check them carefully and make sure all your results are there. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Barry’s pictures for the 4th race are now up on this link HERE Please give him credit if you use them at all.
You can attend just one race or more, all the way up to five races.
Race 1 -23 October 2022
Race 2 -20 November 2022
Race 3 -27 December 2022
Race 4 -22 January 2023
Race 5 -19 February 2023
Chips will be attached to the rear of your number which you can collect on race day. If you are running the first race you will use the same number for any subsequent races you enter so look after it, don’t put it through the washing machine!
Event timetables will be posted on here, and on the facebook page.
As in previous years, Barry Cornelius plans to take photographs of some of the races of the Tempo Winter Series for publication on his website www.oxonraces.com and for possible use by the press.
You will be able to download his photos free of charge. If you (or your parent/carer if you are under 18) do not wish your image to appear as a significant part of any photograph that he publishes on the web or provides to the press, you should put a large thick red cross across your race number. Red markers will be provided at the Race HQ
Entry Price: –
Full Series – £75 / £85
Individual Entry – £14 / £16 (when open)
Route Map & Course Information
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.
Parking is both in the village of Ilmington (follow the signs for the car park) and also some limited parking at the Sports Club in Ilmington. If parking at the village there is a 5-8 minute walk to get the the race start.
Please do not park anywhere in the village itself! We only have permission to hold the race if we’re respectful of the residents of Ilmington Village but also respectful of anyone else in the area who uses the roads and location. Please only park in the designated locations either on Ballard Lane or at the Sports Club.
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 gun 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.
Baggage & Toilets
We will be erecting gazebos for you to drop your bags while you run. It is not manned so if you have valuables, leave them in your cars. We can look after keys for you. You are welcome to drop them in the clubhouse but you may prefer to remain outside.
There will be toilets and hand sanitising areas available for you to use at the Sports Club.
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.