CC6 – Update – Race CANCELLED

Hi all,
We have just completed a further recce of the first section of the race and the car park areas. We have made the joint decision that we are going to have to cancel the race.
The first section of the course below the car park has began to flood again. The car park areas have deteriorated substantially since our inspection this morning. The course will probably be fine but we are not going be able to park the number of cars needed without significant damage to the camp site.
The weather forecast over the next 2 days forecasts heavy rainfall and we can not run the risk of alienating the Foresty Commission with the RR10 series and Stinger races in the future.
We have looked at alternative dates but have not beeen able to find one that does not clash with other high profile races.
It is therefore with much regret that we have to CANCEL this year’s event.
Steve Wallington
Totton RC
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Ashurst CC6 rescheduled for the 1st March!!!

Hi all!!!

Just to confirm, Totton have managed to square it with the forestry commission to rearrange the Ashurst CC6!!!  It will now take place on Sunday March 1st at the normal time of 09:30

All previous information applies:

[Map link: CC6 Race Map Ashurst, Grid location: Grid Ref: SU 33188 09858]

This year’s course is again based at the popular Ashurst Campsite off the main Ashurst to Lyndhurst Road. Accessible from both directions.

From the main entrance to the campsite you will be directed to park by our marshals on the day. Please follow their instructions and do not park on the grass or verges unless you are told otherwise. (This is the first time at the venue and the Forestry Commision are very sensitive about this).

The course approximately 8km long (5miles) and is made up of approximately 60% gravel tracks, 30% muddy paths and 10% wooded sections. Trail running shoes are recommended with a good grip. The course is not suitable for spikes.

The Start and Finish areas are located near the main toilet block in the campsite, (NOT open on the day sorry). There will be a refreshments area directly in front of the toilet block and the club tent area will directly in front of that, adjacent to the start point.

Drinks and cakes will be available but please bring your own drinking cup or mug.

The course map is attached for your information. The course heads out of the campsite, over the railway bridge and into Deerleap Enclosure. The course follows the gravel tracks and a muddy path to cross a footbridge and into Longdown Enclosure. Following a loop of that enclosure it retraces itself back to the campsite. The finish will be to the left of the start point.

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

The race will start at 0930 prompt and will be fully marshalled and marked out. The usual hazards apply!

This year we will be taking contributions to the local Food Bank: https://southamptoncitymission.co.uk/basics-banks.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and to give you an idea of items they want at the moment, they have written this list…. Basics Bank

On behalf of Totton RC

 

 

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Storm Dennis has the last word… CC6 CANCELLED :0(

Hi all,

It has been decided that sadly the weather situation, continued weather warnings and current ground conditions have led to the decision to cancel the CC6 this weekend at Ashurst.  The decision has been made for the following reasons…

  • the impending storm Dennis due to come in over the weekend
  • the car parking and campsite is mostly underwater
  • there are some trees already down following last weeks storm and there is potential for further tree falls

The plan is hopefully to reschedule the event prior to the final CC6 in Wilverley, but this is dependent on the Forestry Commission, so watch this space!

Many Thanks to Steve and the rest of Totton running club for keeping us informed and for making this tough decision – it has not been made lightly, but I think we can all agree the main thing is to ensure safety for both runners and marshals.

We hope to see you all before the next race in Wilverley – for more information and updates on potential rescheduling at Ashurst, check out Totton RC’s facebook page….

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sports-Club/Totton-Running-Club-130411313678970/

Cheers and happy running whatever you do this weekend – stay safe!!! :0)

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Weather warnings – watch this space!

Hi All,

Just a quick heads up from the Totton crew regarding this weekends CC6 – due to more yellow warnings for wind and rain, there is slight uncertainty as to whether the race will go ahead – whilst we don’t mind adverse conditions such as mud wind and rain, obviously the safety of runners and marshals is the number one consideration :0)

So fingers crossed for improvements in the forecast!!! Keep an eye out for updates, the team will make a decision by Saturday.

 

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Race 7 – Ashurst – Foodbank Contributions Greatly Appreciated!!!

Just to re-iterate, this year our awesome hosts Totton RC will be taking contributions to the local Food Bank: 

https://southamptoncitymission.co.uk/basics-banks.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and to give you an idea of items they want at the moment, they have written this list…. Basics Bank

Run hard, have fun and give generously ;0) !!!

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Race no. 7…. 16th Feb…. Ashurst…. hosted by Totton RC… YEY!!!

An update for the next CC6 race at Ashurst Campsite for Sunday 16th February 2020, from Totton RC…

[Map link: CC6 Race Map Ashurst, Grid location: Grid Ref: SU 33188 09858]

This year’s course is again based at the popular Ashurst Campsite off the main Ashurst to Lyndhurst Road. Accessible from both directions.

From the main entrance to the campsite you will be directed to park by our marshals on the day. Please follow their instructions and do not park on the grass or verges unless you are told otherwise. (This is the first time at the venue and the Forestry Commision are very sensitive about this).

The course approximately 8km long (5miles) and is made up of approximately 60% gravel tracks, 30% muddy paths and 10% wooded sections. Currently the condition of the muddy tracks is very muddy but run-able.

Trail running shoes are recommended with a good grip. The course is not suitable for spikes.

The Start and Finish areas are located near the main toilet block in the campsite, (NOT open on the day sorry). There will be a refreshments area directly in front of the toilet block and the club tent area will directly in front of that, adjacent to the start point.

Drinks and cakes will be available but please bring your own drinking cup or mug.

The course map is attached for your information. The course heads out of the campsite, over the railway bridge and into Deerleap Enclosure. The course follows the gravel tracks and a muddy path to cross a footbridge and into Longdown Enclosure. Following a loop of that enclosure it retraces itself back to the campsite. The finish will be to the left of the start point.

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

The race will start at 0930 prompt and will be fully marshalled and marked out. The usual hazards apply!

This year we will be taking contributions to the local Food Bank: https://southamptoncitymission.co.uk/basics-banks.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and to give you an idea of items they want at the moment, they have written this list…. Basics Bank

On behalf of Totton RC

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Race 6 results…. take 2!

Many apologies for the errors with the ladies results – hopefully all sorted now!  New link here…… (and on results page :0)

CC6 Results 2019-2020

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Race 6 Results are up :0)

A MASSIVE well done to everyone who braved icy conditions to add to a FANTASTIC turnout for Sunday’s race…. what a morning!!!  Everyone was AMAZING!!!

Race 6 results are up!!!  Mammoth Kudos to Lordshill, who won both men’s and women’s team races this week…. AMAZING running!!! …..

BRING ON RACE 7!!!

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CC6 Race 6!!!

Hi all,

Romsey Road Runners, Halterworth Harriers and Southampton Tri are looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday for the next CC6 of the series!!!  For race details, check out the attached information from the Race Director…

Kings Garn Gutter CC6 Race Information – Directions

Have an awesome race, we’ll see you there!!!

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Race 5 Results….

Hi all!!!

Many apologies for both the delay in publishing the results AND for the mistakes noted regarding the team standings…. hopefully these have now been amended, many thanks to those of you who have helped and to everyone for being so patient with me…. I am learning – slowly!!!

Cheers and look forward to seeing you all at the next one!!!

All the best :0)

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