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We’re proud to announce that this year’s

Last year, our runners raised millions for

British 10k is powered by Nike+.

700 different charities. This year, we’re expecting even higher numbers. The

Nike is our new sponsor and your new

generosity of our fundraisers is humbling

running partner.

and part of what makes this event so special.

With this new partnership comes a

Above: Victoria Street, London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Below: Pre start holding area, Piccadilly.

wealth of information and support. You

In the following pages you’ll find all the

can visit the Nike Running UK Facebook

information you need to get you race

page for motivational tips from Paula

ready, through training, all the way to the

Radcliffe and Mo Farah and to find out

start line.

how your friends and family can cheer you on all the way to the finish line.

See you at Piccadilly.

In this pack, you will have received your

Michael O' Reilly

Nike Dri-FIT racing shirt to wear on the

Event Founder & Director

day and the chip to attach to your shoe to officially record your race time. And these aren’t the only changes we’ve made this year. We’ve been working hard

Michael O' Reilly

behind the scenes to improve everything

Event Founder & Director

from the logistics of the baggage bays, to the design of the finisher’s medal, all to make this the best British 10k yet.

BRITISH 10K 2012 EVENT PROGRAMME Contents Important information: race numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Baggage bays map . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Race route & location map . . . . .17-20

Paula Radcliffe Q & A . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Race day programme . . . . . . . . . . .21 New runner benefits 2012 . . . . . . . .8 Race day do’s and don’t . . . . . . . . .25 Toilet facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Historic Royal Palaces, Banqueting House Official race photo info . . . . . . . . . .13

2-for-1 offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Race day: Prepare & take care . . . . .13 Meeting up pre & post race . . . . . . .29 Finding your way . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

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As Official Charity Partner of the British 10K London run, we are working harder than ever to use the power of sport to positively transform the lives of children & adults with intellectual / learning disabilities in the Olympic year & beyond. Special Olympics Great Britain is part of the Olympic family, but we are different in that we provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual / learning disabilities, rather than a single event for elite professional athletes.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ CAREFULLY YOUR OFFICIAL NIKE DRI-FIT RACE T-SHIRT AND NUMBER You’ll find your official race t-shirt and bag tag in your race pack. To run, you must be wearing your official t-shirt with the number clearly displayed. Wearing your official race t-shirt means: >We can provide you with your free official race photo download (worth £17.99) >Emergency services can easily identify you The smaller printed number should be pinned to the kit bag you leave at the baggage bays located in Whitehall Place.

YOUR RACE CHIP In your race pack, you’ll also find your race chip. It’ll be read by the mats throughout the race to accurately track your race time. It can also help your friends and family cheer you on while you run. Visit the British 10k tab on the Nike Running UK Facebook page to find out how.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGES TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO ROYAL PARKS This year the Royal Parks Authority are closing St James’s Park to the public from June through to September, to allow for the hosting of the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic Games. You must make arrangements to meet family and friends, pre and post race, in other locations. For suggestions on convenient rendez-vous see page 27.

BRITISH 10K EVENT PARTNERS

PROGRAMME 2012 Published by: The British 10k London, 18b Charles Street, Mayfair London W1J 5DU Printed by: www.firstdesignandprint.co.uk Advertising Sales: Mike O’Reilly, The British 10k London. Photography: Thanks to: Victah Sailer, Jeremy Hemming, Mark Sherman, Tom Lewis, MarathonPhotos.com and many others.

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PAULA RADCLIFFE LAUNCHES NIKE’S SPONSORSHIP OF THIS YEAR’S BRITISH 10K ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

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PAULA RADCLIFFE Q&A You launched Nike’s sponsorship of this

How have you been making this year

What do you eat on an average day?

year’s British 10K with runners on

count?

Cereal and toast, sandwiches and/or

Westminster Bridge. Are you excited

I’m doing all that I can to make sure that

baked potatoes, fish and meat, vegetables

about being an Ambassador for the race?

at the end of the year it was the best that

and salad, rice, fruit and dark chocolate.

Yes I’m really excited. The British 10K

it could be, and that there was no more I

powered by Nike+ is going to be a truly

could have done or given.

to date?

inspiring event. Having raced through the streets of London numerous times, I know

What is your proudest sporting moment

What are your ambitions for this year?

Winning World Cross Country, winning

how special it is, and the route for this

To stand on each start line fit and healthy

European, Commonwealth and World

race takes in a huge array of London’s

and be able to give it 100%.

Champs, along with setting the Women’s

landmarks.

Marathon World Record. What goes through your head as you’re

What are your top tips for training for a

on the start line?

Do you have any pre/post-race rituals?

10K?

Tactics, race plans, getting the absolute

Ice baths the night before and after. Dark

ɀ Join a club or group such as Nike+ Run

best out of myself.

chocolate before.

Clubs - running with others helps keep you motivated and is a great way to

How do you calm your nerves before a

Who inspired you to become an athlete?

meet fellow runners.

big race?

Ingrid Kristiansen, Steve Cram, and Grete

ɀ Get good quality kit and the correct shoes for your running style. ɀ Vary pace and terrain in training.

By warming up and thinking of race plans

Waitz have all inspired me to be the

and back to the strength and quality of

athlete I am today.

my training.

ɀ Stretch and do core work. ɀ Run with Nike+. I train wearing my Nike+ SportWatch and being able to

Where can readers find out more about What is your training routine?

training for the British 10K and details

Six days on and one rest day. Twice a day

about race day?

track my time, distance, pace and

runs most days, weights three times a

Visit www.facebook.com/nikerunninguk

calories helps me see my progress and

week and core work every other day.

for top tips on training, and

How many miles do you run each week?

day information.

set clear weekly goals. What are your top 5 dietary tips while

www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk for race I average 120-130 miles a week.

training? ɀ Stay hydrated ɀ Refuel within 20 mins of training ɀ Eat a balanced diet ɀ Consume enough protein as well as carbs ɀ Stick to pre training foods that suit you Top race day tips for runners taking part in the British 10K ɀ Have the same breakfast as you normally eat – don’t try anything new/different ɀ Get to the race start early so you have time to warm-up and prepare ɀ Pace yourself. Don’t start too quickly and try to maintain the same pace throughout the race

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2012 NEW RUNNER BENEFITS THIS YEAR MASSAGE AND A MOMENT OF CALM WITH TIGER BALM

YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO OF THE BRITISH 10K JUST £5.99

This year, for the first time, Tiger Balm is sponsoring The British 10K providing its experience of 100 years of relieving aches and

Runners in the British 10k will be filmed with 20 cameras along the course.

pains.

You can watch your personal race video by clicking on the camera-icon by your name in the results. In the dropdown list, choose ‘select camera location’ to see footage from different filming locations on the course. The videos will be ready within 36 hours after the race.

Runners, both amateur and professional, supporting partners, friends and family will all be able to experience the Tiger Balm Tent which will be offering all of those with tired limbs, whether you’re running or not, the chance of a massage and a moment of calm in a soothing and relaxing area amongst the chaos. Our trained masseuses will be available pre or post race to help alleviate the aches and pains of the day. Tiger Balm Red uses the healing properties of natural active ingredients, Camphor, Menthol, Cajuput Oil, Clove Oil and Cinnamon Oil, to provide temporary and targeted relief of muscular aches and pains. The Tiger Balm tent is positioned at the baggage area located in Whitehall Place - so come by and enjoy a relaxing rub-down after your amazing efforts!

You can also save your race forever! MySports offers a high quality download in full HD, and the opportunity to share your personal race video via Facebook and Twitter. For just £5.99 you can save your race forever.

FREE RACE PHOTO DOWNLOAD see page 9 for details of how to claim your official race photo download

BANQUETING HOUSE 2 FOR 1 ENTRY see advertisement on page 30

The Start, Piccadilly

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Westminster Abbey

2012: AN ICONIC SUMMER IN LONDON This summer in London will go down in history. The British 10k route showcases some of the capital’s most spectacular sights and monuments. Running parallel to the Thames, along Embankment, runners will have an incredible view downstream as they cross Westminster Bridge. Other landmarks on show include Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament: a stunning backdrop for 25,000 runners and their 40,000 spectators. The full race route, a guide to the landmarks and suggestions for the best vantage points are available in the centre spread.

The Band of HM Lifeguards

Approaching the finish, Whitehall

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GATORADE DRINKS STATIONS Event sponsors Gatorade will be operating a large number of drinks stations after the finish line on Whitehall. Continue over the finish line - the Gatorade drinks stations will be ahead of you in the centre of the road.

Gatorade team at the ready

SPECIAL OFFER Exclusive Gatorade British 10K Package offer - See back page for details.

DON’T MISS OUT Guarantee your place in 2013 Entries for 2013 will be open immediately after this year’s race. Get in touch with your Charity or Corporate team organiser straight away. For information about next year’s race check the website:

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TOILET FACILITIES DON’T GET CAUGHT SHORT BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER-RACE PRE ARRIVAL You’re strongly advised to use your own facilities before departing for the race. If you arrive by public transport, you’ll find toilet facilities at the following locations:

IN UNDERGROUND STATIONS

UNDERGROUND

Embankment Westminster Charing Cross Leicester Square

BAGGAGE BAYS, WHITEHALL PLACE This year, we’ve managed to increase the number of toilets available at the baggage bays and separated men’s and women’s toilet facilities.

ON-COURSE FACILITIES This year, we’ve increased the facilities at the half-way point. They’re located on Upper Thames Street and will be clearly signposted. There are more facilities at the half-way point than at the finish line.

SEE THE MAP IN THE CENTRE SPREAD FOR ALL TOILET LOCATIONS.

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Each of these facilities has a charge of 50p:

Locate the nearest WCs:

Locations: Before the start at Green Park Underground station (south side) 3km and again at 6.8km point on Victoria Embankment, near Embankment Underground station, land side of Victoria Embankment. 7.5km point at Westminster Pier 8km point inside Westminster Underground station. 9km point outside Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre opposite Westminster Abbey.

You can also locate the nearest toilets on the race route for runners and spectators using Sat Lav. You will be directed to the nearest toilet facilities:

Text ‘toilet’ to 80097 (texts charged at 25p)

Take a sensible approach to your run - tips for enjoying your 10k and staying well from The British Red Cross

Guidelines for runners Preparations...

Nutrition

As always, a sensible approach needs to be taken to all distance running especially with regard to training, which will be different for each person. The first thing to do if you are not a club or experienced runner is to have a medical with your GP to ascertain if it is sensible for you to take part in the event and if given the all clear, to then start building up your exercise regime at least six months prior to the event.

Nutrition plays a part in fitness and carbohydrate ‘loading’ can enhance running performance by allowing the competitor to run at optimal pace for a longer period before fatiguing. For the well-trained runner, this may be achieved by tapering exercise over the final days before the race and ensuring carbohydrate intakes of 10-12 g/kg/day over the 36-48 hours prior to the race. Sports nutrition guidelines recommend the runner consumes sufficient amounts of carbohydrates to promote restoration of muscle glycogen between training sessions.

Medical Conditions If you have a medical condition and your Doctor still says that you can compete in a long distance run then it is sensible to inform the race organiser of your pre-existing condition so that in the event of you becoming ill during the race, the medical team can be made aware of your pre-existing condition. If you have a ‘medic alert’ bracelet, then make sure you wear it for the race.

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ARRIVE HYDRATED ON RACE DAY WITH A SPRING IN YOUR STEP Make sure you arrive at the baggage bays fully hydrated - your wellbeing is your responsibility.

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SEE CENTRE SPREAD MAP FOR WATER STATION LOCATIONS

ON-COURSE WATER STATIONS On course water stations are located at 3km, 5km, 7.5km with 330cl bottles and at the finish line with 500cl bottles. See pull-out map, centre spread showing water stations icon.

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS: TAKE ONLY THE WATER YOU NEED- THERE COULD BE 24,999 PEOPLE BEHIND YOU! WARM UP AND COOL DOWN

Big Ben from Westminster Bridge

Before the race It’s race day. The adrenaline’s pumping. You’ve trained for this for months. There’s just one last bit of preparation left: your warm up. A proper warm up prepares your body for the run, helps you perform at your peak and reduces the risk of injury. You can warm up by jogging the 1.5k from the baggage bays to the start area and stretch when you get there. Wear warm clothing for as long as possible.

After the race Your race isn’t over just because you’ve crossed the finish line. Warming down is just as important as warming up. Don’t stop when you’ve crossed the line. Keep moving around, jog a little, then walk so your body can adjust. The most dangerous period for any runner is the 20 minutes at the end of the event.

CLAIM YOUR FREE OFFICIAL RACE PHOTO WORTH £17.99! Official British 10K photographers, Marathon-Photos.com, will be there to photograph you on race day. To ensure they have a clearly identifiable image of you must wear your official event t-shirt printed with your race number. You will be able to download your photograph within 24 hours. Visit the race website at www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk. Please note: it is your responsibility to make sure you wear your race number. Do not obscure your number in any way. Only if we have a clearly identifiable shot of you with your race number can we give you your free download photo.

Being dehydrated can lead to fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps and reduced coordination. So pay attention to your pre-, during and post-run hydration. One pound of weight loss through sweat is equal to one pint of water, so replenish this amount after your run. Don’t eat a big meal for at least an hour. It’s better to eat a little and often for the six hours after the race.

FREE OFFICIAL RACE PHOTO

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GETTING TO THE START:

Mind v. Body

OPENING CEREMONY & PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Time 8.00AM

8.35AM

BAGGAGE BAYS OPEN: WHITEHALL PLACE (See map overleaf for details) RUNNERS PROCEED TOWARDS START Stewards will start to escort runners towards the start and pre-race holding area on Piccadilly

8.50AM

STEWARDS WILL ESCORT RUNNERS ONTO PICCADILLY

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BAGGAGE BAYS CLOSE (Allow 20 mins to get to the start)

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LORD MAYOR’S PROCESSION Procession of the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster with the band of HM Lifeguards along Piccadilly to the start

The best places to see your runners: These are our recommendations for places where you can get a good view of your runners: >Victoria Street - Between Great Smith Street and Artillery Row. >Westminster bridge - both sides.

>Victoria Embankment - East of Waterloo Bridge, both sides.

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>Victoria Embankment - Thames side, between Big Ben and Golden Jubilee Bridge/Hungerford Bridge.

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with no access to runners. And both Green Park and Hyde Park underground stations will be closed.

The baggage bays are arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of your charity or corporate team.

GETTING FROM YOUR BAGGAGE BAY TO THE START

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close at 9.00am. Once you have deposited your kit bag walk on to Whitehall and turn

Baggage bays will open at 8.00am until 9.00am. Please allow plenty of time to deposit your bag and get to the start.

right towards Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column. Signs and stewards will direct you.

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The nearest London underground stations for the baggage bays are:

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Find the appropriate letter and your team name will be displayed on the baggage bay.

The baggage bays open at 8.00am and

As experts in dispute resolution, our advice in all three cases is “Best of British”.

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Don’t go directly to the start at Hyde Park Corner. There’s no direct access for runners.

It is strongly recommended that you use only Westminster, Embankment or Charing Cross Stations as these are the nearest to the baggage bays at Whitehall Place. Baggage bays open at 8.00am and close at 9.00am, opening again at 10am. Allow 20 minutes to get from the baggage bays to the start. Once you finish you will be directed back into Whitehall Place, which is just 50 metres from the finish. Once you arrive at the baggage bays you must exit one-way onto Northumberland Avenue/Victoria Embankment. You cannot return to the finish area on Whitehall. If you are planning to meet up with friends and family post race, do so away from the finish and baggage bays area - Trafalgar Square or Victoria Embankment for instance.

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LORD MAYOR’S ADDRESS The Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster to address runners

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DO NOT go straight to the start at Hyde Park Corner

Official Charity, Special Olympics Great Britain: Charity and Corporate team runners use bays 4, 5 & 6.

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RACE DAY DON’TS ✘ Don’t go directly to the start at Hyde Park Corner. There are no baggage drop off facilities there and the entire start area will be cordoned off with 8ft tall fencing. Both Hyde Park Corner and Green Park underground stations will be closed on race morning. ✘ No vehicles are allowed into the baggage bays in Whitehall Place or on the race route. ✘ There is no parking for public cars on or near the race route. Please use public transport to get to/from the race. Visit our website for a list of central London road closures. ✘ No bikes are allowed in the baggage bays or on the race route. All cycle bays along the race route will be suspended for the duration of the event. Please use public transport. ✘ Don’t bring excessive amounts of cash or valuables to the race. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. ✘ Don’t take more than one bottle from each water station. There could be 24,999 runners behind you!

ON RACE DAY

RACE DAY DO’S ✔ If the weather’s hot leading up to and on race day, make sure you’re fully hydrated before leaving for the race. ✔ Arrive at the baggage bays between 8:00am and 8.50am. The start is 1.5km from the baggage bays so allow 15 minutes to arrive at the start in time. We recommend using this walk to warm up.

✔ Keep to the left hand side of the road on Pall Mall, St. James’ Street and Piccadilly. The right hand side of each road is the race route. ✔ If you’re a slower runner, keep to the right side of the race route to allow faster

✔ Once you’ve dropped off your kit bag in

runners to pass on

the correct colour coded bay, make your way towards the tall Duke of York column and follow the signs to the start.

your left hand side.

✔ Walk on the road to keep the pavement clear for spectators and members of the public.

✔ Only take one free bottle of water so there’s enough to go around.

AFTER THE RACE: As soon as you cross the line, you’ll be handed your finisher’s medal by race stewards and a free bottle of water or Gatorade. Once you’ve collected these, move forward so others can cross behind you. You can collect your belongings and finisher’s goody bag by bearing right to the baggage bays at Whitehall Place. To exit the baggage bays, continue ahead towards the toilets and Northumberland Avenue. From here, there is no return to the start area on Whitehall.

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MEETING POINTS When planning pre and post-race meeting points, try to avoid the baggage bays in Whitehall Place and the finish area on Whitehall.

PRE AND POST-RACE MEETING POINTS FOR CHARITIES

MEETING UP - LONDON LANDMARKS NEAR THE RACE ROUTE

Participating charities meeting team members from around the UK should rendezvous away from the baggage bays at 8:00am. Suggested sites include outside local underground stations such as Westminster, Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Embankment or at Charing Cross mainline station or on Victoria Embankment. These are all within a 3 to 12 minutes’ walk of the pre-race baggage bays.

Piccadilly Circus, Eros Pease note that St James’s Park will be closed to the public due to Jubilee and Olympic celebrations. Do not arrange to meet here or on the Mall.

MEETING FAMILY AND FRIENDS POST-RACE Do not arrange to meet family and friends at the finish or in the baggage bays in Whitehall Place.

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

ɀ Piccadilly Circus ɀ Victoria Embankment ɀ Leicester Square ɀ Piccadilly Circus ɀ National Gallery at Trafalgar Square Consult a London A-Z Map if you are unfamiliar with central London.

Leicester Square

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MEETING UP - TRY ONE OF WESTMINSTER’S MANY PUBS There are many great pubs a short distance from the race finish - they make an ideal post race rendez-vous, and often have a fascinating heritage, here’s a few suggestions.... Lord Moon of the Mall

St Stephen’s Tavern

16-18, Whitehall, SW1A 2DY

10 Bridge Street, Westminster, SW1A 2JR

A Wetherspoon’s situated just after the finish on Whitehall - left hand side as you approach Trafalgar Square.

In the shadow of Big Ben opposite the Houses of Parliament. Owned by Hall and Woodhouse serving award-winning Dorset ales.

The Old Shades

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37, Whitehall, SW1A 2BX

The Sports Cafe

Olde-Worlde pub - right hand side of Whitehall as you walk up from the finish area to Trafalgar Square.

80 Haymarket Westminster, SW1Y 4TE Large and conveniently situated at the lower end of Haymarket close to Trafalgar Square.

Walkabout Pub Temple Place, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PH Large Aussie theme pub on Victoria embankment.

The Sherlock Holmes 10-11 Northumberland Street, WC2N 5DB A theme pub set up by Whitbread in 1957! Boasts bars, dining and a roof garden as well as Sherlock Holmes paraphernalia.

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