Results – Race 7 – Denny Wood

Results of race 7 at Denny Wood are now online:

Race 7 – Denny Wood (18/02/2018)

Totton hosted a fantastic race on a wonderfully muddy and perfectly marked course. A special thanks goes to all the marshals who safely guided runners around the course over roots and through the gullies and to the catering team for an impeccable selection of cakes!

With one race to come and scoring another fantastic second place in the men’s race, Tom Cully (SAC) has now secured the overall league title for this season. Congratulations Tom!

Have a look at these brilliant photos of the action at Denny Wood:

18/02/2018 [unedited upload]

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Race 7 – Denny Wood

Please note that the A35 Redbridge Flyover Westbound is closed at 8pm on Saturday 17 February to 5am on Monday 19 February (A35 road works).

Totton RC invite you to our CC6 at Denny Wood on Sunday 18th February (see Directions).

It will be the same course we have used for the last few years – with its mix of forest tracks, mud, hills, puddles, a ford and more mud. The course is wet – as you would expect from the recent rain. Some Totton elves have been out clearing away the worst of the fallen branches, but as always on cross country participants need to keep their own lookout for trip hazards. The route is a little under 5miles and is not suitable for spikes. Enjoy.

Dave Murray (Totton RC).

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Results: Race 6 – Kings Garn Gutter

Kudos to everyone who came to ‘run’ in the mud yesterday. The cold and wet conditions turned this course into an exceptionally challenging battle against the bog that was great fun for runners and, judging from the pictures I saw, spectators alike. Pictures of the event were taken by Romsey Road Runners and can be found here: Photos – Kings Garn Gutter CC6 21/01/2018.

A big thank you goes to Romsey RR, Soton Tri and Halterworth for hosting a fantastic race as well as to the friendly marshals who sent us round the course and to the catering team who welcomed everyone at the finish line with cake and hot drinks!

We have a winner!

With two more races to go, Beccy Lord (Stubbington) has gathered an unassailable lead in the women’s league table by winning an impressive 4 races so far this season. Congratulations Beccy!!

In the men’s league table, two runners are currently still able to challenge the lead so we can all look forward to a competitive race at Denny Wood on 18th February!

Results – Race 6 – Kings Garn Gutter (21/01/2018)

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Race 6 – Kings Garn

An update for the CC6 race at Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure for Sunday 21st January 2018.

Directions and race information can be found here: Kings Garn Gutter CC6 Race Information – Directions.

Romsey RR have run a recce of the course last weekend and not to disappoint the course is as usual suitably wet slippery and very muddy, with just a short section on gravel and a nice slippery hill to finish.

Parking near the race venue is in the two areas known as Stoney Cross Plain and Stoney Cross, opposite Longbeech campsite, and walking access to the race area is via Longbeech campsite.

Please use the car parks and do not park in or along the Longbeech road as this is for emergency vehicles access.  As ever, please encourage car sharing as much as possible as parking is very limited.

The race start area is a 5/10 mins walk from the parking areas and race start will be at 0930 prompt.

See you on Sunday!

 

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Results: Race 5 – Badger Farm

A big thank you to Winchester, SAC and Solent Running Sisters and their fantastic marshals for putting on a great race and for braving the cold weather this morning!

Although I wasn’t able to attend today’s race, I heard there were even some bovine pacers chasing runners round the course!

Results of race 5 are now online. I was notified by Winchester that there was a problem with the raffle block and tickets 31-35 and 182-185 (men) and 94, 111-115, 123 (women) were not issued to runners. These tickets were removed from the results table and runners moved up accordingly. Ticket 51 (women) remains unclaimed.

CC6 2017/18 – Results Race 5

 

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Race 5 – Badger Farm

Despite wind and rain the CC6 race at Badger Farm is on this Sunday 7 January.  A tree fall has meant we have reverted to the old course, which makes the course around 4.7 miles long.  Whiteshute ridge has been recently enclosed, and home to some cattle, but this should not effect the course.

Directions: The race HQ and meeting area is on Whiteshute ridge at the orientation table (OS Grid Ref:SU465275), park at the Badger Farm Sainsburys (off Badger Farm Road), use the far end of the car park by the Community Centre and Friarsgate Surgery.  We have notified the supermarket so you can park until 11am.  Between the Community Centre and the rear of the supermarket are steps down, follow them which turns into a muddy trail up onto the ridge.  You will notice the ridge has been enclosed as there are cattle on the grassland.  This won’t effect the course but it will restrict the access/exit routes onto the Ridge, so when you finish your race please be mindful of other runners still competing, when using the gates.  The facilities at the Community Centre and Sainsburys/Starbucks are for patrons only.

The course is around 4.7 miles long.  Its fairly muddy at the moment as parts of the Ridge have been churned up by the cattle.  There is a mixture of grass, mud, chalk, gravel and limited tarmac.  The course starts with a loop on the ridge, a single long circuit behind Olivers Battery and finishing with another modified loop on the ridge, culminating with a  climb to the finish.

Cows:  We will be starting in an enclosed area with cattle.  The White British Cattle are friendly enough but be mindful of them.  Our marshals will be at all the gates onto and off the enclosed fields (no kissing gates), their job will be to make sure you are safe AND ensure the cows don’t try to leave their field.

Happy New Year.

Winchester & District, Southampton AC & Running Sisters

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Results: Race 4 – Janesmoor Pond

Well done to all the brave runners who made it out to Janesmoor Pond for a Christmas themed CC6 race despite the cold, wet and windy conditions! Rain showers in the early morning turned the already soft course into a real mud bath, which I hope was enjoyable nonetheless. A huge thank you also to the hardy marshals from Wessex and Lordshill who put on a great race in this pretty part of the Forest!

CC6 2017/2018 – Results Race 4

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Race 4 – Janesmoor Pond

Only a few days to go until it’s time to grab your muddy trainers and head to Janesmoor Pond for Race 4 of the series!

The race will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017 and is jointly hosted by Wessex Road Runners and Lordshill Road Runners who will send you on a ~8km loop made of some gravel tracks, open heathland and woodland paths. The ground is very soft in places, spikes are not recommended.

Please note that there are no changing facilities or toilets. Parking is available at Janesmoor Pond car park near Stoney Cross/Fritham. Please car share where possible!

See you on Sunday for a 9:30am start!

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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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