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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