The 2017/18 CC6 season has ended on a high today, with a brilliant race hosted by New Forest Runners, Lymington Tri and Lymington Athletes. A huge thank you to all the marshals for their support – I’ll let the comments below speak for themselves this time:
“Thank you to the club organisers for yet another successful race! We enjoyed the different course and being sheltered from the wind most of the way around.”
“A lovely run this morning through the woods at Wilverley. Not as muddy as I thought it might be. Thanks to the marshalls as well. Great to have a hot tea or coffee at the end.”
“Great race – tricky long hill in the middle. Welcome hot drinks from organisers at the end.”
“Enjoyed the course and support from the race marshals, the “RR10” circuit is a popular one, testing but fun.”
Results are now online – we are grateful to receive generous support from Alton Sports this season so watch this space for an announcement regarding the sponsored awards!
The last race of the season is almost upon us and it is taking us back to Wilverley Inclosure in the New Forest on Sunday, 11th March 2018.
The course on Sunday will be different to recent years and will use forest paths similar to the familiar RR10 course rather than going around the plain (see map and further race info). The course is approximately 5 miles long and includes a few fallen trees that are easy to navigate around or over.
See you on Sunday!
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]
Posted by GBM Photography on Sunday, 18 February 2018
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).
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)
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!
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
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
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
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!