The Belper Rover – Trail Race

August 16th 2020

Race HQ & Finish :

Belper Meadows Sports Centre,

Bridge St,

Belper DE56 1BA  

Parking Available in the Main Car Park

(Charges Apply £2.50 into the bucket)

NOTE: Failure to read these instructions will affect your performance in this event.

The Belper Rover 2020-Race Instructions 2020 Latest Update

The race is FULLY sign posted and checked at regular intervals.

 If you have entered an event before things will be different please ‘roll’ with it, its different for us as well but we still want it to be fun.

If you are aiming for a PB this may not be the best event to achieve this given the restrictions & conduct required for the event to happen. The Belper Rover is reliant on everyone looking out for each other, being respectful of others & following government Covid-19 guidelines.

NOTE: Failure to read these instructions will affect your performance in this event.

To ensure the event is covid compliant several measures have been included for the wellbeing of everyone involved & members of the public. PLEASE follow these measures at all times.

Covid info:

 If you live or have registered for the event from an area that is subject to government movement restrictions please do not attend the event. You can defer your entry to next year.

If you have have or have had any of the symptoms of coronavirus in the 14 days preceding the event please do not attend. Get a coronavirus test & stay at home until you get the results.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Arrive with your Covid contact form fully completed, there will be no spare forms or pens at registration. We cannot issue your number without a completed Covid contact form.

Please wear a mask/face covering in the start/finish area & socially distance @ 2 metres

There will be no areas where you can wait for others or congregate in a group in the registration, start / finish area. Arrive on your own ready to run.

Arrive ready to run & be fully self sufficient with your own filled fluid bottles & food. We recommend 2 x 500 ml bottles.

Gates & stiles at crossing points will be sanitised on the morning of the event by the route checkers & after the event by the tail runners.

Please carry a small bottle of sanitiser during the event so you can clean your hands after going through stiles, gates, water stations, eating food etc.


Race help : In the unlikely event you require assistance on race day please call 07718 143719

Date: 16th August 2020

Parking: is available at the Start / Finish area at Belper meadows Sports centre, Bridge st, Belper DE56 1BA at £2.50 per car. Please have correct change in put in the bucket on arrival.

No change given, No card payments, No drop off facility (narrow road entrance 5mph)

Parking: is also available at Field lane car park DE56 1DD  Belper £2.70 ALL DAY. 5 minute walk to Belper Meadows.

Please do not park at East Mill or any other areas other than official car parks. Belper will be quiet when you arrive but can be busy on Sundays after 10:00.

Covid info:-Spectators / supporters: In order to reduce contact with others, spectators & supporters are not permitted in the start / finish area. Please arrive on your own ready to run.

Race HQ. Number & chip collection

Covid info: Runners are asked to collect their numbers according to their estimated finish time as  this event will have a rolling start (SEE GUIDE BELOW).

EG: If you estimate that you will finish in 3:10, you will aim to arrive at registration at 08:15. This is to reduce congestion & the transmission risk in the start / finish area.

 When collecting your number & chip please queue at a social 2 Metres distance, cones will be placed at 2 metres intervals. Please do not arrive early.

Finish time………………Arrive

Sub 2:30………………….07:15

Sub 2:45………………….07:45

Sub 3:00………….……..08:00

Sub 3:15……….…………08:15

Sub 3:30………….………08:30

Sub 3:45………………….08:45

Sub 4:00…………….……09:00


Walkers are asked to collect their numbers at 07:15 & are requested to walk on the left.

It is important that you self seed correctly as this will reduce the amount of overtaking / contact with others

Race HQ Start & Finish: Belper meadows Sports centre, Bridge st, Belper DE56 1BA.

NO Dogs are permitted inside the Belper meadows facility building or inside the fenced area.

The Finish area & water stations are crewed by volunteers from the Belper Meadows Sports Centre, Milford May Day Committee & Milford In Bloom. Proceeds from the Belper Rover go towards these local community groups.

 Please say thank you to them for assisting you from Start to Finish.

Any route changes will be posted at the registration point.

Your race number & chip.

Covid info: On arrival at Belper Meadows you will be directed to a hand sanitizing area to clean your hands before proceeding to the registration desk.

Please wear your face covering when at Belper Meadows.

Your race number will be on the entrant list on the belper rover website / facebook page after the 12th August. You must have completed in advance the Covid contact form please hand the completed form at the registration point & collect your number & race chip.

You will not be required to put emergency contact details on the reverse of your race number.In the event of an emergency we will use the number on the contact form.

Race chip your race chip will be supplied with your race number, attach the chip to your shoe under the laces, the chip is non returnable.

 Covid info: Bag drop: There will be no bag drop available, please arrive ready to start.

Covid info: Changing rooms, There will be no changing rooms. There will be portaloo’s (with paper & sanitiser) in the start/finish area.

Covid info: How a rolling start works- After collecting your number & chip you will start immediately after attaching them. Your time starts when you cross the start line & finishes when you cross the finish line.

We have tried very hard to reduce the amount of road you have to run on & where you do have placed traffic management in place but we have to share the road with other road users.

 PLEASE DO NOT use MP3 players or head  phones as there may be traffic including cycles on the roads & you need to be able to hear the traffic & any warning issued by other road users.

Please STOP at all road junctions & when you are joining the road from the verge & check for traffic before proceeding. Be safe not sorry.

Water stations are located at approximately 11 & 15 miles

Note: Water will be supplied in bottles, please dispose of empty bottles in the bins provided just after the water station.

 Disposing of litter on the course is an instant disqualification.





The Finish

Covid info: After crossing the finish line you will be asked to sanitize your hands before leaving Belper Meadows. There will be no area where you can wait or congregate with others.

All finishers will receive a bottle of water,finishers medal & a Belper Rover Morph  neck tube /Face covering.

These will be placed after the hand santizer on a table after the finish for you to collect as you leave.

Prizes Male & Female: cash & trophy 1st/£100, 2nd/£50, 3rd/£25 with a bonus £50 for 1st finishers under 2:00hrs.

Covid info: Prizes will be posted out after the event to the address provided on entry.




Please ensure your number is clearly visible on the front of your shirt, we will have video control points at several locations. In the event of a dispute if your number cannot be seen or read on the video you may not get a prize. The race directors decision is final.


The Belper Rover is full & there will be no entries on the day.

Numbers can be transferred by prior notification to the race Co- Ordinator.


Please contact us by email if you wish to transfer your number giving the details of the person you wish to transfer the number to (name,address,date of birth, contact number running club ,email address.

Entering under someone else’s number could void our insurance please do not run using someone else’s number without transferring it.

Thank you for entering The Belper Rover, The rover crew will be working hard on race day to ensure you have a great day & achieve your goal.


2 days ago

The Belper Rover

good afternoon

We hope you are all keeping well, we are out on the course this week making final checks and finishing off our tasks ready for Sunday.
The transfer deadline has now passed we assure you we are still working on the backlog of transfers and deferrals

You have until the 13th to email to defer your entry.
Please do not email info@ or ksarb@ with your deferrals.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

Please remember if you have had any symptoms of Covid or your family has symptoms or is in isolation DO NOT ATTEND the Race.

Be safe, Be Happy.
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