Below are some frequently asked questions
Please check the answers below before contacting us
You may find your answer here!
When do you close?
We are now closed, sorry, no 10K entries on the day. We
are still taking Crazy Pup
entries and you can enter the Crazy Pups Race on the day (£6
When will I receive my running number?
Running numbers will be posted out within the two
weeks prior to the race, so no matter when you
you should receive your running number within two
weeks of the race date. If you have not received
running number within 5 days of the race, you need
to contact the Race Director.
This year we are aiming to post the numbers out (2nd
class) on the 31st Jan
& 1st Feb Most running numbers should be delivered
by 5th FEB.
BUT....if you entered after 25th Jan your number
will arrive later.
I have entered, but now find I cannot run, what can I
If you have discovered this before the online entry
system has closed, and you did enter online, you
can substitute another runner by logging into the
system using your password and email to log in.
Unfortunately, all entries are non-refundable and so
we cannot provide refunds to runners,
primarily because we have already committed the
money to the purchase of race supplies.
Your number is not "transferrable" to anybody else,
this is against the rules of the race.
(but see substitution above)However, if you find you cannot run on the
day, then you can return your r
ace number to the Race Director and you will receive
your technical running t-shirt in the post.
You can contact the Race Director by email to
I am travelling by car, where can I park?
There are car parking facilities, these will be
notified to you prior to the race by email. Please
transport if you possibly can, because it relieves
the pressure on our parking facilities. Please read
your emails prior to race day and you will be given
clear instructions as to where to park.
Because of the number of runners we are using an
off site park and ride system.
You will be sent a car park permit, with your
number. There is a charge to park (£1.50 which is a
council charge) but there are FREE busses for all
spectators and runners. The busses should run
every 4 minutes, and the journey to the start takes
about 4 minutes. Please allow enough time to get
yourself and your party to the start area and
prepare for the race. (click
here for Directions)
I am a wheelchair athlete / visually impaired athlete,
how can I enter?
Wheelchair athletes and visually impaired athletes
enter in exactly the same way as everybody else.
But, after you have entered, you need to then email
the Race Director to inform them of your status.
This helps us to put the necessary arrangements in
place. If you are a visually impaired runner,
then you need to contact the Race Director to
arrange for your Guide to be entered for free.
Your Guide will not receive a medal or t-shirt.
What if I think I have ordered the wrong Tee Shirt
The size of the shirt you ordered will be printed on your
running number. You can collect this size only.
BUT.... if you think you would prefer a different size you can
change it after 12:00 (to allow everybody
else to get their size first) You can only change it IF YOU
HAVEN'T WORN IT !!
Why is the Mad Dog10k a little bit more expensive than
other 10k runs?
The Mad Dog isn't really more expensive than
similar 10k runs, and it's also a little bit
cheaper than quite a lot of
others! What is different about the Mad Dog is that so much of
the money goes into the quality of the race, if you
feedback pages, you will see that the event puts almost all
of the money back into providing a
quality package for runners. This year we have had to increase
our prices by £1, but online entry
is £1 cheaper! so no increase for online entrants. Primarily the
£1 increase this year is due to the
increase in postage costs.
My children want to run in the Crazy Pups race, can I
still run in the Mad Dog 10k race?
The Crazy Pups race is a one mile fun run, it starts at
10.00 am. There should be ample time after
the fun run for runners to see their children finish the Crazy
Pups race and then make their way
to the starting line of the Mad Dog 10k race. We would advise
you to be changed and ready prior to the
Crazy Pups race starting, but there should be sufficient time
between the finish of the Crazy Pups race
and the start of the Mad Dog 10k race.
Is There a minuimum age for Crazy Pups ?
NO! .... The race will be about 2KM and if parents want to
accompany their children that's fine.
It's all up to parental discretion.(sorry parents you don't get
a medal or goody bag!) NOTE the age limit for the main Mad Dog 10K
is 16 minimum.
What Charities will benefit this year?
That all depends on what our current Chairman decides. Once
we know how much there is our
Chairman will decide which Local
charities & good causes will benefit. Normally he
will try to make sure that lots of charities get a donation.
Charities must be local,
I am thinking of travelling by train, where is the
nearest train station?
There are two train stations within approximately 45-55
minutes walk of the course. We would
advise you to get to the train station in ample time to walk to
the start line, or alternatively get
ataxi from the train station. Details
are on the
How will I know my result?
The Mad Dog has chip timing, so your result will be
electronically recorded as you cross the line.
We must have your mobile number if you want to receive a text
with your result shortly after the
race finishes. We do not pass your mobile number to anybody
else. The results will then also be
online within 24 hours after the race finishes.
Can I run with an ipod/mp3 player?
Officially, the answer is ..NO. But please see ourTerms & Conditions for details of how
we will accept runners using ipods/mp3 players.
What is a "Technical" Running Shirt ? A "Technical" shirt is a running shirt made of
special material that disperses the sweat and doesn't
soak it up. That way the shirt stays light and cool whilst
you're running. The Mad Dog shirts are
top quality of a kind not often found at running events. You've
been to many events, you've been
given many cotton or cheap tee shirts, now come to Mad Dog and
get a brilliant running shirt.
We see them all the time at running events and on people running
locally. I saw 3 at the great
north run! They are quality shirts that you'll want to wear!
I haven't entered in advance, can I enter on the day? .......No, the Mad Dog 10k run
does not accept any entries on the day.
However, we do accept Crazy Pup Fun
Run entries on the day, subject to the
maximum number of entries. If you intend to enter the Crazy Pups
the day, please be early. We suggest you arrive no later than
What time should I arrive at the start line?
There are lots of facilities at the start line, including
toilets, refreshments, changing
facilities and pre-race massages are available (first come,
first served). Therefore, we
suggest thatCrazy Pup runners who are
entering on the day should arrive by 9.00 am. Crazy
Pup runners who are not entering on the day and have entered in
arrive nolater than 9.20 am. Mad Dog
10k runners should arrive no later than
9.45 am. This gives you lots of time to get changed, use the
facilities and get
to thestart line. REMEMBER!
These are the times to be on site,
allow for the parking and short bus journey.