pocklington runners
Race Day
pocklington runners
Race Day
snake lane by Pocklington Runners 23rd February 2014
The popular and well established race is a fairly flat, fast 10 miler, ideal as part of London Marathon training or as an early target for your season. As its name suggests, the course has a winding stretch that snakes its way through beautiful East Yorkshire countryside at the foot of the glorious Wolds.
entry fee (unattached 14.50)
entry fee (unattached 14.50)
the route
The course starts on Garths End in Pocklington and heads north through the villages of Meltonby, Bishop Wilton, Bolton and Yapham Mill. Returning to Pockington to finish in the Market Place.
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enter the race
Entry is full for this year.
Race entry is on-line only and hosted by Sports Entry Solutions. The race is chip timed using disposable trainer tags..

Your race number, timing tag and final race details will be posted to you approximately two weeks before race day.

The 2014 race offers an extensive cash prize list;
First male and female - 250 plus a further 250 if the course record is broken
(Course records: Male 48.03 (Ricky Stephenson - 2011), Female 55.56 (Debbie Mason - 2006))
Second to Fifth male and female - 70/60/50/40
First three vet male and female (all age categories) - 30/20/10
First three club teams (three to count) - 45/30/15
Please Note: One prize only in the individual competition.

All finishers shall receive a commemorative hand-thrown mug.

We regret that race entries cannot be transferred under any circumstance. Please do not make requests to transfer your entry as this will be declined.

If the race does have to be cancelled or delayed for any reason we regret that refunds cannot be made. Race Souvenirs (a commemorative mug) will however be available in exchange for your race number, these must be collected in person as they cannot be posted.
We also regret that refund of entry fee due to withdrawal/injury/illness in advance of race day can not be made.

By making your entry to this race you declare that you will take part in the event entirely at your own risk, that you have no medical disabilities or conditions that may endanger you or other participants, and that you remain personally responsible for your property at the race venue. As a race entrant you confirm you are over 17 years of age.

what to do on race day
Get to Pocklington
Click the maps for maps!
Race Facilities
Where is Pocklington?
Pocklington is situated off the A1079 York to Hull road. Refer to the map link above. The race HQ is situated at Pocklington RUFC Rugby Club on Burnby Lane.
The post code for sat nav use is YO42 2QB
Please arrive in good time. .
Where are the Car Parks, Race HQ, Toilets, Start and Finish areas?
Click here to go to the race facilities map. Most of the car parks are within a 5 minute walk of the assembly area at the race HQ and the finishing area.
Please park in the areas shown. If you choose to park on residential roads please park responsibly and with consideration for local residents and other road users.
Marshals will be on hand to help direct you so please be patient as there will be room for everyone.
How do I get to the start area?
The start of the race is approximately 5 minutes walk from the race HQ. Please DO NOT make your own way to the start as the Rugby Club is an ideal place to warm up and has adequate toilet, changing and shower facilities. Runners will be assembled at 10:45am to be escorted to the start by race marshals. Please follow the advice of the marshals at all times. The race will start at 11:00am prompt.
What is the course like?
The course is mainly left hand turns, except in the village of Meltonby where we ask you follow the advice offered by the race marshals present at the right hand turn. Please keep to the left hand side of the road at all times unless advised otherwise by a race marshal.
The road from Bolton (at the 7.5 mile mark) to Pocklington can be very busy so please take care until you reach the finish area in Pocklington Market Place.
Is water available on the course?
Yes - water stations are situated at approximately 4.5 miles and 7.5 miles along the route. Water is also available at the finish.
If you use gels or other sports nutrition on the course please do not litter. Leave any litter, either at the water station or with a marshal or hang on to it and dispose of it responsibly yourself. Your co-operation to eliminate race generated litter would be appreciated.
Is First Aid available?
Yes - St. Johns Ambulance will be present at race HQ and the finish area. If you require assistance please advise a race marshal who will call for assistance.
How can I find out my official finishing time and result?
As the race is chip timed your finishing time will be available within minutes of you crossing the finish line.
A large screen displaying the live results will be positioned in the finishing area. Runners can see their results by entering their race number on a key pad.
All entrants that provide a valid mobile number on entry will also receive a text message shortly after finishing with full details of their result.
Full race results will also be available on line at the Sports Timing Solutions web site.
Are refreshments available?
Yes - The bar/cafe at the rugby club/race HQ will be open before and after the race where a wide selection of food and drink will be available. In addition, a number of cafes and coffee shops are situated in the town centre immediately adjacent to the finish area.
When and where are the Prizes presented?
The prize presentation will take place at approximately 1:00pm at the race HQ (Pocklington RUFC Rugby Club).
news and updates
Damaged / Missing Numbers / Timing Tags
It's now less than a week to race day and we hope your final preparations for Snake Lane 2014 are going well and we look forward to welcoming you to Pocklington. Your race number and timing chip/tag should now have arrived through the post. If you have not received your number and timing chip, or the chip / number is missing or damaged please report to the race HQ on the morning of the race where you will be issued with replacements. Please come to the Rugby Club and find your way to the Enquiries / Information Desk which will be open from 8:30am on race day. The race HQ is situated at Pocklington RUFC Rugby Club on Burnby Lane. The post code for sat nav use is YO42 2QB. Please arrive in good time. We hope you have a great day
18 Feb 2014 12:38 AM
Snake Lane 2014 is now full
The 2014 Snake Lane 10 has taken over 1000 entries and is now full. The race filled within 36 hours of the on-line entry system opening proving the ever increasing popularity of this race. We are sorry for all of those runners who missed out for 2014 - Pocklington Runners hope you will try again and be successful in gaining a place for the 2015 race.
13 Oct 2013 5:16 PM
The race is filling up fast
Entry has now been open for less than 7 hours and almost 600 of the 1000 places have been claimed. If you would like to run the 2014 race don't delay!!!!!
12 Oct 2013 1:46 PM
2014 Entries
We are now taking entries for the 2014 race. It's filling up fast with over 100 entries in the first thirty minutes!
12 Oct 2013 8:18 AM
First male and female prize.
The first prize for both the male and female race have been increased to 250 for 2014!!!
30 Sep 2013 11:57 PM
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contact us
Pocklington Runners
Pocklington Rugby Club
Burnby Lane
East Yorkshire
YO42 2SD

Race Licence: 2014-9992