Race #6 Kings Garn Gutter

An update for the next CC6 race at Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure for Sunday 20th January 2019 (see information and map).

The course is currently in good condition with some wet slippery muddy sections. There is a slight route change this year at the request of the Forestry Commission where the route to the finish is via the start area then up the concrete / gravel path to the finish area.

Parking near the race venue is in three areas known as (1) Janesmore Pond, (2) Stoney Cross Plain and (3) Stoney Cross. Then walking access to the race area via Longbeech campsite. There is to be no other parking, not on any of the road verges or in the public lay-by areas and do not park in or along the Longbeech road as this is for emergency vehicles access.

As ever, please car share as much as possible as parking is limited.

The race start area is a 10-15 mins walk from the parking areas and race start will be at 0930 prompt. Prior to race runners can meet up at the finish area location, there is then a further 5 mins walk to the start area. The start will commence strictly at 0930.

Romsey RR, Halterworth Harriers and Southampton Tri Club

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Race #5 Badger Farm

WADAC, Running Sisters and Southampton AC invite you to Race 5 of the CC6 race series at Badger Farm this Sunday 6th January, 9:30am start.

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 (5 minute walk). 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.

Course: The course is around 5 miles long. There is a mixture of grass, mud, chalk, gravel and limited tarmac. We recommend trail shoes. 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. The course includes 2 kissing gates at the top of a short (but steep) wooded hill at the Compton Down end of the course. Expect the usual hazards of roots, uneven trails and low hanging branches.

Cows: We will be starting in an enclosed area which may have cattle on the day. 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, their job will be to make sure you are safe AND ensure the cows don’t try to leave their field.

Be aware that there may well be other members of the public using the area, dog walkers and horse riders etc. please show them courtesy.

Finally, while we will be supplying water at the end of the race, in order to reduce our environmental impact, we would encourage you to bring your own drink or reusable cup to the race.

Happy New Year!

Winchester & District, Running Sisters & Southampton AC

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Ref Totton RC Event – Venue change

Totton have had to amend the location of the CC6 event on Feb 17th from Dennywood to Ashurst Campsite.
The run will go from the campsite, over the railway bridge, through Deerleap Enclosure to Longdown Enclosure and back.
The course will be about 60% gravel track and 40% muddy tracks and dirt paths.
Further details to follow.

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Results & Pictures, Race #4 Janesmoor Pond (Stoney Cross)

Nice and sunny race at Janesmoor Pond yesterday. Thanks to all the friendly marshals from Lordshill and Wessex Road Runners for organising this fantastic event.

Results are now online. Let us know if you spot any errors.

Special thanks to Graeme for sharing his pictures of the event:

Wasn't going to make it in time to race but thought id pop down with a camera instead. If you are particularly fond of…

Posted by Graeme Browning-Martin on Sunday, 9 December 2018

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Race #4 Stoney Cross

Wessex Road Runners & Lordshill Runners invite you to Race 4 of the series.

Date              9th December  2018

Time              09 : 30

Venue            Janesmoor Pond         (Grid Ref.  247 135)

Undulating course on gravel tracks. Distance is 9K approx. (see map).

No changing facilities or toilets.

Parking at Janesmoor Pond, approximately 1K North of the Kings Garn Gutter Race Car Park at Stoney Cross.

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Race #3 Dibden Inclosure

Please find below the details of the third CC6 race of the season on Sunday 25th November 2018, 9:30 am hosted by Hardley Runners at Dibden Inclosure, Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu.

Course:

The route is the same as last year. A single lap of approximately 4.7 miles with a mixture of grass, gravel and muddy tracks (and some hills) around Dibden Inclosure.

Parking:

As parking is limited we request that you CAR SHARE wherever possible. Parking on the tracks of the Inclosure (SO42 7YR) is reserved for those who car share to the event. Note: If parking on the tracks please move your car to the public car park AFTER the race if you plan to stay on in the area.

Race parking is not permitted in Dibden Inclosure car park as this MUST be left for members of the public. More parking is available a few minutes’ walk from the start in Dibden Purlieu in the public car park on Oak Road (SO45 4PH) and on Nash Road, West Road and North Road. See the attached map showing parking locations.

There is STRICTLY no race parking in Roman or Oak Roads and please park considerately in any of the other residential streets and do not block driveways.

VERGE PARKING ON THE B3054 BEAULIEU ROAD IS FORBIDDEN.

If you park in Dibden Purlieu you MUST cross the A326 using the Pegasus traffic lights which lead to the start area.

The Heath pub (SO45 4PW) (just across the road from the start) has also agreed to provide race parking for anyone that intends to have a drink or meal afterwards. They don’t open until 11:00 though with food served from 11:30 so you must vacate the car park before 10:45 if you are not stopping for a drink.

Facilities:

There are no toilets available except at the Tesco superstore at Applemore. The Applemore Leisure Centre now charges swimming rates to use the showers.

NB: As with all the Forest courses please be very considerate to members of the public using the area including dog walkers and horse riders. Our Forest Permits for CC6 and RR10 races depend upon your courtesy.

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

Hardley Runners

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Results Race 2 – Whiteley

Results are now online (click here). Please get in touch if you spot any errors.

The Whiteley CC6 had exactly 200 runners: 125 men and 75 women. We do our best to ensure that all marshals are in place and they always do their best to support all runners around the course. So thank you very much to those that marshalled representing Stubbington Green and Netley Abbey. Many runners were complimentary about our marshalling and marking of the course, so we can only apologise to those few front runners who missed some signage and ran off course. We have listened to all the feedback and will take appropriate action to ensure that this doesn’t happen in the future.

As always, the post race refreshments went down a treat!

We look forward to seeing you at the next race on 25th November 

Stubbington greeen Runners, Netley Abbey Runners

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Race #2 – Whiteley 07/10/2018

October 7th sees Stubbington Green Runners and Netley Abbey Runners host the next race at Whiteley Woods, Whiteley. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help.

Whiteley is accessed from junction 9 of the M27, from here head straight over the first roundabout towards ‘Whiteley Shopping’ & ‘Cinema’. At the second roundabout you will see marshals.

We suggest parking at the front end (by the Marks & Spencer) as this is nearest to the start. Alternatively, the roads around the business park can also be used for parking.

The post code for Whiteley Shopping Centre is: PO15 7LJ.

Public toilet facilities are available within the shopping centre if required.

The start is a 10 minute walk, deep into the forest, so please allow time. Marshalls will be on hand to direct you.

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

This is a new course of approx. 5 miles, one lap running through Whiteley Pastures and Botley Woods, run on gravel tracks, forest trails and recreational paths.

The trails are dry and rutted in places, so we would recommend running in trail shoes. This course is not suitable for spikes.

The usual hazards will apply, this is an off-road event, held within a forest enclosure and as such, bumps, lumps, dips and hills along with tree roots are all present, these will be marked, but please, as ever take care.

There will be a shortened course for anyone who does not reach marshal point 26 within a reasonable time. This will be at the discretion of the race organiser.

The woods will be open to other users, therefore please be considerate to them and watch out for dog walkers and cyclists especially.

Refreshments will be available after the event. Feel free to bring your own bottle/ drink to minimise the use of plastic cups. We would like to keep these races as environmentally friendly as possible.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday,

Stubbington Green Runners, Netley Abbey Runners

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Results and Pictures of Race 1 – Fleming Park

CC6 2018/19 started as it means to go on (expect more mud in the races to come though!) with a great turnout for Race 1 in the series with just over 200 runners. Our marshals turned up in force and had fun supporting the runners around the course. We were pleased that the post race refreshments went down well!

Hedge End Running Club, Itchen Spitfires and Eastleigh Running Club runners are now looking forward to running the next race.

Results are now online – please get in touch if you spot any errors and if you are mystery male runner #37.

The course was lined again with photographers and some of the best shots were taken by Paul Hammond – have a look at his photo gallery.

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Race #1 – Fleming Park (09/09/2018, 9:30am)

The new CC6 season is upon us and we are pleased to share with you details for this Sunday’s race, which is hosted by Hedge End Running Club, with Itchen Spitfires and Eastleigh Running Clubs. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help!!!

The location of the race is 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.  It is a slightly tweaked version from last year’s course. The route is predominantly on grass (we have to keep the paths clear for park users), with elements of gravel track, and under the trees. With the dry conditions we have had, mud lovers might be disappointed. There will be undulations underfoot and tree roots to jump over.  The course route is attached for your information.

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

You can use on street parking in the main roads such as Passfield Avenue and Chesnut Avenue, or at the local leisure centre. We strongly advise 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 roads to the Pavilion so as to keep the neighbours onside.

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

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

Refreshments will be available after the event. Feel free to bring your own bottle/ drink to minimise the use of plastic cups. We would like to keep these races as environmentally friendly as possible.

There is also a café at the Pavilion, should you need a coffee and / or bacon sandwich.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday and wish you best of luck for the race and the season.

Hedge End Running Club, Itchen Spitfires RC & Eastleigh RC

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