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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cc6 fixtures 2018-2019

fixtures for the 2018/19 season now agreed

9th September – Fleming Park, Eastleigh

7th October – Whitely

25th November – Dibden Enclosure, Dibden Purlieu

9th December – Janesmore Pond, Stoney Cross

6th January – Badger Farm, Winchester

20th January – Kings Garn, Stoney Cross

17th February – Dennywood, New Forest

10th March 0 Wilverley, New Forest

Martin

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Results – Race 8

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!

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Race 8 – Wilverley

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!

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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]

Posted by GBM Photography on Sunday, 18 February 2018

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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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