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