Here we have listed some of the typically asked questions related to the 2017 Winchester PPP Event
Do you have a date for the 2016 event?
Yes, it will be on Sunday 17th July
What is the post code of the car park?
The post code of St Catherine’s car park is SO23 9NP.
The latitude/longitude (WGS84) is 51.050911 -1.306365.
The OS grid reference is SU 48716 28180.
It is easiest to go in via the Garnier road entrance. If you don’t use this entrance then once you’re in the car park keep going until you reach a roundabout – watch out for our signs which will direct you. There will be a large sign on the roundabout.
What time will the event start?
Registration will be open between 7.30am and 9.00am. Please try to ensure that you get to the registration as early as possible to prevent delays. The first bike wave will begin at 9.40am.
Can I bring my own kayak?
Please do not bring your own kayak. We understand that you bring your own bike and running shoes but the kayaks are different. Based on the feedback we receive, insurance considerations and the smooth running of the jetty we have decided not to allow participants to use their own kayaks in 2016.
What kayaks do you use?
We have perception scooter solo kayaks. Here is a link perception scooter They say 150Kg maximum here, which is about 23.5 stone.
Can team members pay individually?
No. Please sort this out between yourselves, it’s just too fiddly for us to do this any more.
Why do you register everyone on the day before the first wave starts?
We like the buzz of 450+ people in Winchester broadway. We also need some of the people doing the registration as marshals. We are open minded though; the way to change this or anything else about the PPP is to email us with a better suggestion.
Why don't you include transition times?
This would be unfair to people who have to wait for a kayak, and we also want to encourage the feeling of an event rather than a race – with picnics and supporters and so on. Of course in 2012 with the Hat Fair and a waterlogged field to contend with it was hard to encourage picnics. It’s also the case that in practice the fastest twenty people don’t stop – it’s not clear that a twenty minute break would improve someone’s time.
What's the link to set up my own JustGiving page?
Here’s the link, follow the steps to make a page, and please select the Macmillan Winchester PPP 2017 as your event so that our friends at Macmillan see how helpful the PPP really is. Justgiving setup
I don't live nearby, where can I have a shower?
The River Park Leisure Centre should be your friend here
What types of entries will there be in 2016?
There will be individual and team entries. If you wish to start with friends then setup a gang and compete with them!
What will you use my email address and phone numbers for?
Telling you about the PPP, contacting you if there is a problem of some kind, or asking for feedback.
We will never pass these details on to anyone else or use them for any other purpose. Any general purpose email we send to you will have a link that you can use to remove yourself from our mailing list – or just email us at any time. You can add yourself to our mailing list here if you wish. (If you have competed in the past then we will have added you to our list automatically).
Where are the Sopley Lake maps?
The big picture one is HERE
The detailed one is HERE
(The detailed one has the closest postcode on it (BH23 7AZ))
Do you have drink stations along the route?
In 2014 we had water available at the half way point of the run. We did not have any drink stations on the cycle or kayak stages.
How do I get to Palmer's field by train?
We have a map of Winchester HERE which shows the station, Palmer’s field, and a suggested route (red dots) optimised for early Sunday mornings on a bike. The train station is in the top left corner of this map and Palmer’s field is in the bottom right corner.