The Herts Fast 10k & 5k

7th March 2021.

Starts from 02.00pm (See below for more details)

This event is organised by Active Training World

The Herts Fast 10k & 5k

With events around the country being cancelled we are pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to complete the 10km and 5km distances in a small scale, socially distanced environment. The event held in traffic free and private grounds uses an official UKA measured 2km and 1km loop around the Drift Limits motor racing circuits. The flat, tarmac course is ideal for a chip timed personal best over the 10km and 5km distances.

The races will start in a time trial format, with the athletes with the fastest predicted times going off first in the FAST waves for both the 5k and 10k. FAST waves will be for sub-20 mins for 5k and sub-45 for 10k (these will be reviewed depending upon entries). You will be advised which wave you are in when we send out the final details.

This will ensure that if you are a FAST runner, you will have minimal overtaking and give you the best chance of cracking a FAST time!

The start line will be similar to a Formula 1 starting grid with athletes being kept socially distanced on the start line and starting in small waves.

The race will be held under a full UK Athletics race license.

As Active Training World continue to organise events during this difficult time, we undertand that many people are nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events

We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)

Sunday 07th March 2021.


Car park opens at 12:45pm (You will not be allowed to enter before this time due to another event taking place in the morning). 

Fast 5k (sub-20mins) – 2:00pm

Fast 10k (sub-45 mins) – 2:30pm

Other 5k and 10k – 3:30pm


LOCATION: Drift Limits Motorsport Academy, Runways Farm, Upper Bourne End Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 2RR

DIRECTIONS: How to Find the Venue

UKA License No: Applied for

Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards


Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.

Car park opens at 12.45pm. Registration opens at 1pm (please register no more than 1hr before your race). 

Fast 5k (sub-20mins) – from 1:00pm

Fast 10k (sub-45 mins) – from 1:30pm

Other 5k and 10k – from 2.30pm

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.


Book your place

  • If you have previously used ATW to enter events,  your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
  • Please supply your estimated run time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 50.34)
Details Price Qty
Herts Fast 10k Unaffiliated Entry £22.00 (GBP)*  
Herts Fast 10k Affiliated Entry £20.00 (GBP)*  
Herts Fast 5k Unaffiliated Entry £17.00 (GBP)*  
Herts Fast 5k Affiliated Entry £15.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee



We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to competitors and spectators. For this reason we are discouraging spectators to attend the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:


Custom designed medal for all finishers!

There will be no prizegiving ceremony.  Medals will be available for collection at the end of the race

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

Course Information

The course is a 2km, flat and fast, tarmac loop that runs clockwise around the Drift Limits motor racing circuits on Bovingdon Airfield- a former RAF and US air force base during World War 2. The 5km also uses a 1km loop

2km lap –
1km lap –


Training Plans

Whether this is your first 5K or 10K and want to know how to prepare, or are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals. 

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised 5K or 10K training plan.

Other Race Information

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event. If so, you must withdraw.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Parking and Transport
Ample ample hard standing parking available at venue.

Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be no baggage area at this event.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.


By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.