Graham Clark Memorial Race 2022
The Graham Clark Memorial Race takes place every August at Knockhill Racing Circuit, near Dunfermline. It is held in memory of a past coach, and also honours other former members who have passed on.
RACE DATE / VENUE
Organised by Carnegie Harriers Running Club, the Graham Clark Memorial Race takes place at Knockhill Racing Circuit by Dunfermline and is held under Licence from scottishathletics.
The race was first held in 2004 in memory of club coach Graham Clark. It now also incorporates the Andy Soutar and Catherine Wilson Memorial Trophies, both of who were well respected club members.
This year’s race will take place on Tuesday 9th August 2022 and will start at approximately 7.30 pm but may be delayed if there is pre-booked activity on the track. Information will be emailed out to entrants and posted on the club website in good time if this is to be the case.
The race involves three full, clockwise, undulating laps of the circuit, a total distance of 3.9 miles. The race is all on tarmac, suitable for ordinary trainers or racing shoes.
Dogs are not permitted in the race.
Entries will be online only through EntryCentral. Competitors must be at least 15 years old to enter the race, in accordance with UKA Rules. The entry fee for pre-race entries is £5.00 for members of Scottish Athletics and £7.00 for non-members. Race numbers must be collected on the night between 6 pm and 7.15 pm.
On receiving an email to confirm their entry to the race, competitors should check that their entry details are correct and advise the Race Director if any details need to be amended.
It is a condition of entry that there are no refunds of entry fees and the swapping of numbers is not permitted. In the unfortunate event that a runner needs to withdraw from the race, they should advise the Race Director.
There is a race limit of 225 runners for this event and no further race entries will be accepted once the race limit is reached. A waiting list may be operated if the race is over subscribed.
There is ample parking available within the grounds of Knockhill Racing Circuit. Anyone attending the race must follow the marshals’ directions.
For 2022, race parking will be located immediately behind the Paddock Café and Bar which is closer to Registration etc than in previous years.
Whilst there are no restrictions currently in place, we are conscious of the continuing high level of cases and the need to take steps to reduce the risk of transmission as far as is practically possible. For this reason, we will be operating a one-way system within the Paddock Café and Bar which houses registration and the post-race buffet. We respectfully ask that everyone attending the event follows the designated route in and out of the building.
Runners will be able to collect their race numbers from 6:00pm from the Paddock Café and Bar. There will be a one-way system in operation and runners should follow directions and leave the building immediately after collecting their numbers.
TOILETS and CHANGING FACILITIES
There are toilet facilities located within the area in front of the Paddock Café and Bar and runners are asked to use these.
There are no changing facilities at Knockhill Racing Circuit, therefore you should come along ready to run. Bags are not to be left in the registration area during the race and the organisers will accept no responsibility for loss of clothing or equipment.
Refreshments will be available after the race. We intend to offer the usual post-race buffet with hot and cold drinks but in order to avoid over-crowding in the Paddock Café, we respectfully ask that once they have collected their refreshments, runners and supporters move outside to consume them.
If it is not possible to provide a buffet, we will still provide some form of refreshments for runners.
IMPROVING OUR GREEN CREDENTIALS
We’re keen to reduce the impact our events have on the environment so please help us by:
- bringing your own water/fluid bottle;
- bringing your own cup/mug for your post-race tea or coffee.
The entire proceeds of the race (net of race expenses) are donated to a local charity (or charities) chosen by club members which, for this year, are Dunfermline Foodbank and Eats Rosyth.
The Graham Clark trophy will be awarded to the outright winner of the race, male or female.
Individual prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
First three men and women regardless of age, and the first placed men and women in each of the following age categories: junior (under 20), senior (20 – 39), 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, and 70 and over.
Additionally, the Andy Soutar Trophy will be presented to the first male Carnegie Harrier aged 50+ and the Catherine Wilson Trophy to the first female Carnegie Harrier aged 50+.
Prizes will be allocated strictly in age categories.
The race results will be available on the Carnegie Harriers website (www.carnegie-harriers.co.uk) shortly after the event.