Date of event: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Start Time: 7:30pm
Race HQ : Cubert Village Hall, TR8 5PX
Race Fees: UKA Members £13 Non Club Runners £15.00
Closing Dates for Postal Entries: The race is now full
THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER THEN OR ON THE DAY.
Pre Entries as at 13/05/2017 HERE
The 2017 entry form is available HERE
Directions to Cubert
Cubert is located 4 miles north of Newquay, 1 mile off the A3075, the Newquay to Chiverton Cross Roundabout road.
From Newquay Take the A3075 for approximately 3 miles and then take the right turn, signposted ‘Cubert and Holywell’. Then follow the marshals’ instructions to one of the two designated car parking areas in Cubert Village.
From the A30 Heading West At Highgate Hill (Indian Queens) take the A392 towards Newquay. Two miles after passing through Quintrell Downs turn left at the roundabout onto the A3075 for approximately 3 miles and then take the right turn, signposted ‘Cubert and Holywell’. Then follow the marshals’ instructions to one of the two designated car parking areas in Cubert Village.
From the A30 Heading East at Chiverton Cross Roundabout Take the A3075, signposted ‘Newquay’. Continue for approximately 8 miles along this road, passing through Goonhavern, and then take the left hand turn, signposted ‘Cubert and Holywell’. Then follow the marshals’ instructions to one of the two designated car parking areas in the village of Cubert.
Last year 717 runners completed the 5-Mile race. 2 children’s races will precede the 2016 race (from approx 5.15 to 6.30), inevitably meaning that some cars will be leaving the area during the peak arrival period for the main race. Since all race parking is limited to 2 fields, both with rather difficult access, it is very important that drivers follow carefully the marshals’ instructions. Please share cars where possible, allow ample time to park and register, and remain patient as you approach the race area.
Registration and Awards Presentation
Both will take place in the Race HQ, Cubert Village Hall, a short walk from the 2 parking fields. The limited parking space available at the Hall is strictly reserved for designated race officials and disabled drivers.
Last year, 717 finished the race – will we surpass that figure in 2017? With 750 entries, it is highly likely we will.
It is a two-lap, gently undulating course. The difference in height between the start, located in the village, and the finish in the farmer’s field is approximately 50 feet (lower).
To see the course map please follow the link HERE
The first runner to pass the one mile marker will be awarded The McKee Trophy.
The new finish area introduced in 2014 proved to be very effective and will therefore be used again in 2017. Prior to the 2014 race, much of the road surface in the opening mile – repeated on the second lap – was re-laid and produced a superb running surface. Sadly, from a runner’s viewpoint, the dreaded humps remain on a couple of sections of the course, and taking extreme care is a must for all runners in the opening 400 metres, when last year saw at least one runner take a tumble.
Hoping for a PB
The Cubert 5 mile course is renowned for being quite fast, thus providing runners with the opportunity of posting a quick time without having to journey further afield. If you are hoping to run a PB, then you might wish to consider the following:
The hardest sections of the course are between Mile 2 and 3. The first of the two inclines on this stretch is run twice, whilst the second one, up past where the former Tree Tops public house once stood, is completed only once, just as you complete your first circuit of the course.
Personal mile splits recorded over the years reveal the average percentage time taken to run each mile, relative to overall finishing time, are:
Mile 1. 18.90%
Mile 2. 19.25%
Mile 3. 21.30%
Mile 4. 19.94%
Mile 5. 20.52%
Therefore, for example, if you are hoping for a sub-45 mins time, you should aim for the following splits:
Mile 1. 8. 30
Mile 2. 8. 40 total 17. 10
Mile 3. 9. 35 total 26. 45
Mile 4. 8. 58 total 35. 43
Mile 5. 9. 14 total 44. 57
Two things to consider. Firstly, although you may lose a few seconds before you cross the start line, consider clawing those back after the start of the second lap when the field will have started to thin out and overtaking will be easier.
Secondly, the opening mile is renowned for being very quick and it is very easy to be pulled along far faster than you intended. While you might initially gain a few seconds, you could well end up losing far more time later in the race, so beware.
Good luck and enjoy the race.