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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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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