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Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration
When can I register?
Have i registered?
What happens when I register?
Who can take part?
How much does it cost?
Do I have to run for charity?
My friends/colleagues and I want to run together – can we enter a team?
Why does registration close so early?
I have diabetes/ asthma/ a heart condition etc. am I still ok to take part?

What Happens Next?
When will I get my T-Shirt?
When will I get my race pack?
Do I have to run – is it ok to walk?
I don’t want to train on my own….any suggestions?

Other
What is Men’s Health Forum Scotland? / What’s wrong with men’s health in Scotland?
Isn’t jogging bad for your joints?
Can I view a map of the route?
Is there anywhere I can leave my belongings?
Are there any driving/ parking restrictions?

If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please use the contact form here to send us your question – thank you

 

Registration

When can I register?
Registration is due to open in January 2012. Registration fees must be received by 17:00hrs on 8th June 2012 or when entries reach our capacity of 5,000. Sign up here to our mailing list to ensure you get all our news!

 

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Have I registered? 
If you’re not sure you’re on the system – you can search our attendee database here

What happens when I register?
When your register, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive your Race Pack which will include your Race Number (with timing chip attached to the back) and Event Programme about a week before the event.

NB: if you register very late, you may have to collect your Race Pack the event weekend.

 

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Who can take part?
The Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10k for Men is for all men! Serious runners, keen enthusiasts and men who have never run before. It is open to men aged 15 years or over.

There will be men walking the route! (The fastest time the Men’s 10k was completed is 30mins 47secs (Robel Negash, 2010), the last finish time in 2010 was 3 hours 19 minutes and the average completion time is 50 – 54 minutes)

 

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How much does it cost?

Registration Fee:
£15:00 Extra-early bird entry (6-8January2014)
£17:00 Early Bird Entry (8 January – 28th February)
£19:00 Standard Fee (1 March @ 00:00 until official close of registration)

Please note, both the Men’s 5k and Men’s 10k events are Scottish Athletics affiliated, so if you are a SA or jogscotland full member, please select the SA option and enter your membership number when prompted to receive the £2 discount.

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Do I have to run for charity?
No, you do not need to run for any charity. If you would like to run for Yorkhill Children’s Charity  Official Charity of the Rascal Run as well as the Men’s 10k, or the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Official Charity of the Men’s 5k, you can note this when you register and a sponsorship pack will be sent out. If you decide to run for another charity you will have to contact them directly for a sponsorship pack.

 

 

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My friends/ colleagues and I want to run together – can we enter as a team?
Yes! There is a team registration system this year! Don’t forget to enter the Team Name when prompted as you’re more likely to get a shout-out by the commentators on the day and you’ll be entered into any team challenges!

 

 

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Why does registration close so early?
In order for us to process all your information in time and ensure it gets to all the relevant people, including medical services etc.

Also, we need to assign numbers according to what time you expect to take to complete the route – once everyone’s registrations are in, we can assign all the numbers.

 

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I have diabetes/ asthma/ a heart condition etc. am I still OK to take part?
Please always check with your healthcare provider before undertaking any new activity. Taking exercise is recommended for those suffering from a range of conditions but it often takes a bit more getting used to and the need to be slightly more organised than everyone else.

Below you will find links to information about physical activity and a selection of common conditions.

Asthma UK

Diabetes UK

British Heart Foundation

Arthritis Care

MS Society

 

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What Happens Next?

When will I get my T-Shirt?
We won’t be giving out commemorative T-Shirts at the end of the event this year, however, you will have the opportunity to purchase a moisture-wicking technical running tee for a brilliant price when you register - click here to see more

 

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When will I get my race pack?
If you’ve registered, and your name is on the attendee list, your race pack will be sent out at the beginning of June.

The post is an odd thing, you should receive it in the week before the event, but if you don’t please don’t panic…

Sometimes they get lost in the post, it’s a very frustrating thing (especially for us as we have to pay for duplicates and extra postage etc.), but it unfortunately happens.

We will be holding Late Registrations (£25) and the opportunity to collect undelivered Race Packs on

Friday, June 13 from 18:00 – 20:00 and also on

Saturday 14 from 10:00 – 15:00

in the Portacabin to the north of the Start/ Finish Line – see the map here: http://www.mhfs.org.uk/tenk_routemap.php

If in the meantime, you can download the 2012 event programme which includes important information about the event, including travel/ parking directions and lots more: mhfs 2012 PROGRAM FINAL

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Do I have to run – is it OK to walk?
It’s absolutely fine to walk, jog, run, or any combination of the three. This is an event which is about promoting health so we are more than happy for you to take part, whether you expect to complete the course in 30 minutes, or in 3 hours.

 

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I don’t want to train on my own… any suggestions?
In order to support the 10k for Men, MHFS has set up a men’s jogging group. We also plan to stage a number of free mini ‘feeder’ events in the months leading up to the 10k.

If you are interested in joining a men’s jogging group, or would like to lead one, please contact us.

 

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Other

What is Men’s Health Forum Scotland?/ What’s wrong with men’s health in Scotland?
Men’s Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) is a registered charity working to raise awareness of men’s health issues in Scotland, please feel free to have a browse around the website for more information. MHFS Home Page

 

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Isn’t jogging bad for your joints?
No, however, jogging/running does place stress on joints and soft tissues such as muscles and tendons so it is important to strengthen the muscles which supports your joints and absorb the impact.  You can do this in a number of ways.

  • Slow down and jog/run at a comfortable pace – the ‘blether zone’.
  • Build up gradually to running faster and longer.
  • Wear the right shoes and remember to replace them after 300-500 miles.  Running shops such as our retail partners Achilles Heel have specially trained staff who will help you find the trainers that are right for you.
  • Rest if you are feeling ill, very tired or experience pain.  Don’t confuse this with feeling a bit lazy though – that’s when you need to get out and jog/run to recharge your batteries!
  • Don’t jog/run the same route all the time.  Try running up hills or doing sprints for a change to give your body a bit of variety.
  • Cross-training exercises such as cycling, swimming and even brisk walking give your body a rest from impact.  Strengthening exercises for the upper and lower body (e.g. weight training) help with posture, which also helps reduce the stress on joints.
  • If you can, run on soft surfaces such as woodland trails.  Soft ground reduces the impact on your joints.
  • After you have finished, focus on stretching the muscles around your knees and lower back.
  • If your joints feel sore, try RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation.

 

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Can I view a map of the route?
Yes, the route is the same as last year. You can download a copy of the route below or view the route on-line

Download Route Map (doc)

On-line Route Map

Is there anywhere I can leave my belongings?
Yes, there will be a bag drop tent where participants can leave their belongings. The tent will be manned by a steward but there will be no ticketing sytems and its all “at your own risk”.

Are there any driving/parking restrictions?
Yes, click on the link below to take you to information about driving/parking restrictions. Please note, there will be FREE PARKING available view a map here showing the walking route between the car park and the start/ finish line

Driving/Parking Restrictions

If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please use the contact form here to send us your question – thank you

 

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