This Saturday, we have the next round of the Surrey XC League - with all our juniors being actively encouraged by our superb DMV Coaches to put that excellent training into practice!
Details and contacts are as follows:
GIRLS X Country – Saturday 10 November – Nonsuch Park
Venue: Nonsuch Park, Ewell Rd, Sutton SM3 8AB
- U15/ u17 – Noon
- U13 – 1230pm
So aim to be at venue before at least 30 minutes before your start time Meet us by the Dorking & Mole Valley Banner!
Contact Saira if you would like to run!
The race start/finish is approximately 150m from the Mansion House Café.. Recommended footwear will be off road shoes/spikes.
The routes are comprised of mixed terrain of short grass and park/wooded trails. The route will be marked with flags and there will be marshals at key junctions.
We will be sharing the park and runners are requested to respect fellow users and take care as appropriate. Please be friendly, check the area your club used for litter and other belongings. Please leave the area clean and tidy. We have permission to use this location based on our assurances that we will be polite to other park users, Epsom council will take complaints very seriously and we may jeopardize the use of this venue for in the future.
Nonsuch Park is situated in the northern part of the Borough of Epsom & Ewell between Cheam and Ewell Village. There are a number of access points to this large site.
•There are two entrances in London Road each leading to car parks
•Ewell Road, Cheam, which also leads to car parking facilities.
•Cheam park Café, Car parking & access through Tudor Drive (SM4) off B279
•Use residential roads off Bramley Road, SM2 7LR for a quick exit from the event – access park via railway tunnel on Bramley Road, follow footpath for about 800m in a straight line into Nonsuch park and the Mansion House.
BOYS X Country – Saturday 10 November – Wimbledon Common
Race Start 1430, so be at venue before 1400hrs! Meet us by the Dorking & Mole Valley Banner!
Contact Matt if you would like to run!
Young athletes 14:30 1 lap = 2 ½ miles
Seniors (Division 1) 15:00 2 laps = 5 miles
Location: The race starts to close to the Thatched Cottage on Wimbledon Common. The attached course maps show the location of the start / finish area (as indicated by black and white circle on map). Any club flags are to be situated on the right hand side of the course, away from the horse ride. Spectators are asked to be considerate when close to the bridleways. Athletes are to refrain from warming up along or across the golf fairways to allow games of golf to continue unhindered.
Parking and travel: There is limited street parking on surrounding roads but restrictions may apply in some places. Allow plenty of time and car share if possible. Wimbledon railway station is 1 ½ miles away. The 93 bus stops at Parkside Avenue and it’s ten minutes’ walk into the common from there.
Facilities: Limited shower, toilet and changing facilities are available for seniors only at Lauriston Cottage (SW19 4TG). Runners should arrive ready to compete. There are no toilets at the race start – the nearest are at the windmill 500 metres from the start area.
Health & safety: The course consists of stony paths as well as muddy sections. Runners should keep alert for tree routes and trip hazards. The course will be fully marked and marshalled by club members. Spikes or trail shoes are suitable. Members of the public are likely to be close to the course – please respect their right to use the common. The course crosses a golf course in two places. There may be horses being ridden. A qualified first-aid provider will be present and will be stationed at the start / finish point. In the event of an injury out on the course runners should advise the nearest marshall.
Accidents: The nearest hospital with an A&E service is St George’s Hospital, Tooting, Blackshaw Road, SW17 0QT.
All are Welcome!
Club Web page: https://www.dorkingandmolevalleyac.org/juniors