Race Instructions – Race 7 Sun 6th March

WADAC, Running Sisters and Southampton AC invite you to Race 7 of the CC6 race series at Badger Farm this Sunday 6th March, 9:30am start. 

Directions: The race HQ and meeting area is on Whiteshute ridge at the orientation table (OS Grid Ref: SU465275), park at Badger Farm Sainsburys (off Badger Farm Road SO22 4QB), please use the far end of the car park by the Community Centre and Friarsgate Surgery.  We have notified the supermarket so you can park until 11am.  Between the Community Centre and the rear of the supermarket are steps down, follow them which turns into a muddy trail up onto the ridge (a 5-minute walk).  

The facilities at the Community Centre and Sainsburys/Starbucks are for patrons only.

Course: The course is around 4 miles long.  There is a mixture of grass, mud, chalk and limited tarmac.  We strongly recommend trail shoes. The course starts with a loop on the ridge, a single long circuit behind Olivers Battery and finishing with another modified loop on the ridge, culminating with a climb back to the finish. Expect the usual hazards of roots, uneven trails and low hanging branches.

Cows:  We will be starting in an enclosed area which may have cattle on the day.  The White British Cattle are friendly enough but be mindful of them.  Our marshals will be at all the gates onto and off the enclosed fields, their job will be to make sure you are safe AND ensure the cows don’t try to leave their field.

It is a short walk from the race village to the start so runners will need to start walking down at 9.25am and we may need to modify the start on the day due to unexpected cattle movement.

Be aware that there may well be other members of the public using the area, dog walkers and horse riders etc. please show them courtesy.

Finally, while we will be supplying water at the end of the race, we would encourage you to bring your own drink or reusable cup to the race.

Winchester & District, Running Sisters & Southampton AC

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