Results: Race 3 – Dibden

Many thanks to Hardley Runners for hosting another brilliantly muddy cross country race! The weather played along nicely, with rain filling up the puddles on Saturday and bright sunshine warming up runners on this chilly Sunday morning. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with lots of smiles and praise for the excellent cake at the finish line!

Results are final now that all positions have been claimed (Race 3 – 2017/18 – Dibden – Final Results).

Next up is Janesmoor Pond on 10th December 2017 featuring Santa’s Grotto – I hope you’ve been good this year!

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Race 3 – Dibden Inclosure

It’s CC6 time again this Sunday, 5th November, 2017! The upcoming race at Dibden Inclosure (Beaulieu Road) is hosted by Hardley Runners who provided the detailed race info below. Hopefully we will see many of you out in the forest for a 9:30 am start.

Course (see course map)
There is a slightly different route this year. It is a single lap of approximately 4.7 miles with a mixture of grass, gravel and muddy tracks (and some hills) around Dibden Inclosure, map attached.

Parking (see parking map)
As parking is limited here we request that you car share wherever possible.

Parking on the tracks of the Inclosure (SO42 7YR) is particularity limited and therefore this will be reserved for those who car share to the event. NOTE: If parking here please relocate your car to the car park if you plan to stay on after the race.

Parking before the race is not permitted in the Dibden Inclosure car park as this is used by other members of the public.

Further parking is available a few minutes walk from start on Nash Road, West Road and North Road in Dibden Purlieu and in a public car park on Oak Road (SO45 4PH). See the attached map showing parking locations. There have been some issues around parking for events held here before and so I ask that you stick to these areas and park considerately (e.g. do not block driveways). There is a traffic light crossing to take you across the main road and into the starting area.

Facilities
There are no toilets or showering facilities available.

Notes
As with all the forest courses, please be aware that there will be other members of the public using the area, dog walkers and horse riders etc. so please show courtesy.

Please listen to the marshals out on the course as they will be alerting you to obstacles such as uneven ground, roots, etc.

It has been pointed out to me that the Redbridge Flyover leading out of Southampton will be closed from 8 pm on Saturday 4 November to 5 am on Monday 6 November (see map of affected area).

Due to this it may be best to advise runners to use the M27 and leave at junction 2, then follow the A326 south to Dibden Inclosure. More details of the closure can be found here:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/a35essentialworks

Best Regards,

Simon Ibbotson (Hardley Runners)

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Results: Race 2 – Whiteley

Results are in!

Congratulations to Winchester for coming first in both the women’s individual and team categories today and congratulations to SAC for achieving the same feat for the men!

Thanks to Stubbington and Netley for hosting a great race this morning! It’s been exceptionally muddy on this fantastic cross country course. From what I gathered everyone enjoyed the race and, although some lost their footing, all runners made it across the finish line.

Next one up is Dibden Inclosure on 5th November!

Results Race 2 – Whiteley (01/10/2017)

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Race 2 – Whiteley

While mud and grass from Fleming Park has hardly had a chance to dry and fall off your muddy trainers, it’s now time for Race 2 on Sunday 1st October. The race starts, as usual, at 9.30am and is hosted by SGR and Netley Abbey Runners – see below for race details.

Before going into the race details, a note on muddy trainers and how get clean ones. Alton Sports, who kindly offered to sponsor trophies for the 2017/18 season (more on that at another time), have  given out vouchers at the last event. These can be redeemed at their store in Eastleigh. In case you didn’t get a voucher, just whisper the code word CC6 to one of their staff in store to take advantage of this great offer.

Finally, here is Sadie’s description of the upcoming race:

The race takes place within Whiteley Pastures and Botley Wood and is an undulating course approx. 4.3 miles long. The anti- clockwise figure of 8 route (small loop then larger loop) starts with a climb uphill and  is a mix of gravel track and technical single track rutted paths. We can almost certainly guarantee an element of mud at some point with tree roots and logs to negotiate along the way. A map is attached.

The woods are still open to the public and their dogs so please be mindful of others wanting to enjoy the woodlands.

There is plenty of free parking (and coffee shops) at Whiteley Shopping Centre and the Post code for your sat nav is PO15 7PD. Marshalls on the day, positioned near the Whiteley Way roundabout, will direct you to the start line which is a 5 -10 minute walk from the shopping centre.

Please be advised the only public toilets available are within the shopping centre – the main ones are by ‘Next’.

We have listened to your feedback and you will be pleased to know that the course starts AND finishes on the main track – no last minute narrow tight turns this year!

When you have revelled in the glory of the finish, enjoy a cake with us at the end supplied by the budding bakers of SGR & Netley Abbey.

Look forward to seeing you all. Enjoy the season!

Sadie (Stubbington Green Runners)

2017 CC6 – SGR Whiteley – Route

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Results: Race 1 – Fleming Park

A huge thank you to Itchen Spitfires, Hedge End and Eastleigh for hosting another edition of their race at Fleming Park yesterday.

Conditions were ideal for a fast paced race to start off the cross country season and plenty of positive feedback came in along with the results.

Results are now online: Race 1 – Fleming Park, Eastleigh (17/09/2017)

Next up is Whitely on 1st October, hosted by Stubbington and Netley.

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Race 1 – Fleming Park, Eastleigh

With the new CC6 season almost upon us, we are pleased to share with you details for this Sunday’s race, which is hosted by Itchen Spitfires Running Club, with Eastleigh and Hedge End.

The location of the race is as the same as previous seasons on the old golf course, at Fleming Park in Eastleigh.  The nearest post code for the event is SO50 9LH which is for the adjacent Pavilion.

The course itself is approximately 4 miles, consisting of 3 laps of the attached route.  The route is predominantly on grass (we have to keep the paths clear for park users), with elements of gravel track, so you can expect the usual array of mud and undulations underfoot.  The course route, license and risk assessment are attached for your information.

The race will start at 9.30am PROMPT, so please arrive in good time for this.

There is on street parking nearby, or at the local leisure centre, but we request that you car share, so as to keep the additional traffic in the area to a minimum.  We also kindly request that runners DO NOT park in the adjacent Pavilion On The Park, so as to keep the neighbours onside. Please respect this request – there will be marshals in the car park just in case….!

The park will be open to other park users, so please be considerate to them and watch out for dog walkers especially.

There are no changing facilities at the location, but there are limited toilet facilities EXTERNAL to the Pavilion which runners can use.  Runners are not however permitted to use the INTERNAL toilets.

Water and cake will be available after the event and there is also a café at the Pavilion, should you need a coffee and / or bacon sandwich.

Best of luck for the season and happy running.

Regards,

Lee (ISRC)

Course Map – 2017 – Fleming Park

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2016/17 Season Results – Age Categories

This season’s results are now finalised. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up! We’ve seen some tremendous running across all age categories this year and look forward to another season come autumn 2017.

2016/17 Season results by age category  – click to enlarge

For all individual performances and team results click here.

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CC6 Season 2016-17

This season we had 253 woman and 358 men take part in at least one race, congratulations to everyone of you, you are all HARD CORE!

Some are hard core, and very fast, and below you can see who they are:

LADIES

1st – Sarah Winstone, Lordshill Road Runners

2nd – Hannah Fround, New Forest Runners

3rd – Connie Green, Lordshill Road Runners

MEN

1st – Ashley Forbes, Southampton Athletics Club

2nd – Tom Culley, Southampton Athletics Club

3rd – Pete Boustred, Southampton Tri

LADIES TEAMS

1st – Lordshill Road Runners

2nd – New Forest Runners

3rd – Eastleigh Running Club

MENS TEAMS

1st – Lordshill Road Runners

2nd – Southampton Athletics Club

3rd – Eastleigh Running Club

I hope I have everyone’s names, age cats, clubs etc right, please let me know if amendments are needed.  Collating the clubs’ results is a very interesting job and I don’t want to hog the role, so, calling all Excel experts, or even amateurs like me, please make yourself known if you’d like to take this on for next year, as I’m stepping down.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Race 8 – Wilverley Plain

And so we finish another CC6 season.  I hope everyone has enjoyed their running, it certainly seems so, judging by all the feedback.  Thanks today to New Forest Runners, Lymington Tri and Lymington Athletes. This is what you said:

  • I loved Wilverley, definitely my favourite CC6!
  • As usual the marshals were great, as were the cakes!
  • Please pass on my thanks to the organisers. A tough course, but just what a cross-country race should be with something of everything, open flat areas, technical trails and hills with plenty of mud thrown in for good measure. The reward for our efforts was the best post-race refreshments of the series.
  • big thanks to New Forest for hosting us so well, the course was very well marshalled with ever cheerful people, the promise of hot drinks and cakes sped us along the final home trek.  Colleagues thought the muddy course was challenging but like a good technical run.
  • was an awesome course today!!!!
  • Great set of races – Di – our thanks to the organisers!!!
  • That was a great way to finish the cc6 season! Thanks to all of the organising clubs for this race, and anyone else that has been involved across the whole series. See you for the rr10s.
  • I have reports of enthusiastic marshalling, mud, lovely cakes, mud, appreciation of hot drinks, mud and some mud.  A shame that the end of the season is already here but roll on next year!

    I’d like to say thanks to all the Club Results people for their thanks to me!  Much appreciated!

 

Just in the nick of time, here is the lowdown on Sunday’s race from New Forest Runners:

New Forest Runners
2017 CC6 Wilverley Plain
NEAREST POST CODE
BH25 5TZ
(Private house – race car parks 500m north)
OS GRID REF
SU 254 010
COURSE DISTANCE
8km (approx)
DATE: 6th March 2014
RACE START 0930 Prompt
Directions:
• From North: Take A35 south from Lyndhurst.
• (NOTE: PLEASE ALLOW 10 MIN EXTRA THROUGH LYNDHURST)
• From South: Take A35 North from Christchurch.
• Turn left onto slip road at Holmsley Tea Rooms,
• Signed “Setthorns”, “Burley Manor Hotel”.
• Turn right onto minor road
• Signed “Setthorns”, “Sway”, “Brockenhurst”.
• Travel east for 2km, over cattle grid, follow road up and left to car parks.
https://goo.gl/maps/zf3VzAULwqJ2
Notes:
• There is an initial 1 km wide, flat grass run prior to the path narrowing.
• The course consists of grass, gravel track, mud, single track, bog and water
crossings. Spikes are not recommended.
• The course is configured as a single loop.
• The course is owned by the Forestry Commission and is open for public use.
• Please be considerate to other forest users and aware of horses.
• There are limited toilet facilities in the main car park (Please Car share where possible to reduce congestion and needing to use overflow car parks ½ mile away)
• Tea and Cake available afterwards.

New Forest Runners CC6 web

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Race 7 – Dennywood – 19th February

Due to a slight hiccup in my Excel spreadsheet, the Men’s individual overall results went awry.  All sorted now – sorry about that chaps.

Results all done now.  One more to go – 12th March at Wilverley – See you there!

I wasn’t there today, but it must have been good, according to the comments I’ve had in:

  • I normally add a little line about how good the race was but I haven’t seen anyone that raced today… but no-one died and no-one said they would never, ever run again so it must have been as brilliant as ever!
  • Everybody loved the race.
  • Thanks to Totton, great race in perfect conditions, just the right mix of track, mud and hill.
  • As always our (male) runners enjoyed today, a wonderful mix of paths through the forest, fording streams and some challenging undulations, and some outstanding cakes at the end, my favourite the rocky road!!!  Thanks Totton for another well marshalled race.

 

Here is the lowdown from Totton on our next bit of muddy fun!

“The next CC7 race will be hosted by Totton Running Club on the 19th February at Dennywood.

Directions to Dennywood can be gained here http://media.wix.com/ugd/772585_692a5a0ec7984e96a1ca3404f46e110d.pdf

The race will start at 9.30am.

Parking will be within Dennywood Enclosure and there will be marshals directing you where to park.   Please do not park your car on the grass verges and please car share where possible as space is limited.   

The course is the same as previous years and is about 5 miles long.   The running route is on gravel tracks, woodland and grass paths.   There is a small road crossing at the very start and finish of the race and I would recommend trail shoes not spikes.     If the weather stays mild and wet the course will be muddy.

The enclosure is a public place and there will be others using the area so please be courtious to everyone.”

RESULT TAKERS – PLEASE USE THE TEMPLATES, AND BE CONSISTENT WITH NAME SPELLINGS – Thank you

Also, a request has been made to remind everyone that when taking part in a CC6 event, runners should wear their club kit, so as to be identified.  It’s getting very competitive…!

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