MESSAGE FROM LOU IONASCU (LADIES' TEAM CAPTAIN)


SURREY LADIES LEAGUE MATCH 3, WIMBLEDON COMMON, SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY.

Hosted by Belgrave Harriers and Hercules Wimbledon.

Ladies,

Details below of the forthcoming cross country being held on Wimbledon Common. Parking near to the course will be difficult and for that reason, please allow plenty of time for your journey and best to car share. I'll will be leaving early for the junior races which are at 12 noon (U/17 & U/20) and 12:30 for (U/13's), and a reminder the Seniors ladies are in Division 2 at 1:00pm, distance (8K).

14 ladies turned out at Nonsuch Park, and it would be great if we can do the same, more the merrier.

I've had confirmation from: Dawn, Heather, Hannah & Jane M, Sharon W, Catherine M, Gayle B, and

Viv V. (Rachel, Stella, Zahra, Lou2, Fran A, unavailable )

Gail Wilson, Jenny D, Sue P, Emma, Catherin Bate, Lowri, Anne D, Nikki Fowler, Corrie, Claire Knight, PLEASE let me know if you are interested in competing.

Lou Ionascu

Senior Ladies Team Captain.

07780 676764

LOCATION.

The start/finish is situated on Wimbledon Common adjacent to The Causeway and West Place SW19 4UH. It is near the Fox and Grapes pub on Camp Road.

TIMETABLE.

12.00 noon, U15/17, one lap, approx. 4km.

12.30 pm, U13 girls, one short lap, approx. 3km. They follow the same red route on the map but cut off just before the Windmill Road, (point X). They then follow the green route before rejoining the main route (at point Y).

1.00 pm: Senior Ladies Division 2, two laps, approx. 8km.

THE COURSE. The course follows paths and tracks on the common starting and finishing at the same place. The paths are mainly flat before crossing the Windmill Road, then after entering the woods they are undulating before climbing the hill up to the Windmill. Some of the paths can be muddy, others quite stony so trail shoes may be best although some prefer spikes. SEE MAP ATTACHED BELOW.

TOILETS.

There are no toilets or changing facilities at the start. The nearest toilets are situated next to the Windmill café about 10 minutes walk from the start.

PARKING.

There may be very limited parking places along The Causeway and Cannizaro Road. Otherwise there are meters on some of the local roads off the south side of the common.

TRANSPORT.

The 93 bus to Wimbledon Village, alight at the War Memorial. The nearest mainline station is Wimbledon, then either catch the 200 bus up the hill, or a 20 minute walk.

FIRST AID.

St John Ambulance volunteers will be in attendance situated near the start. If there is an emergency on the far side of the course, the Ranger can be contacted o; 020 8788 7655.

NUMBERS.

There are no declarations on the day. All athletes should have been entered on the surrey league list before the race. They must wear the same numbers for each of the four Surrey league matches.

HELP.

All clubs are asked to volunteer at least one helper to assist with marshalling etc. If there are enough people, marshalling duties may be rotated. Please provide email addresses to; charlesdickinson@hotmail.co.uk in the week prior to the race so that marshalling positions can be allocated.

REMINDER: 24TH FEB - NATIONALS XC CHAMPS

PARLIAMENT HILL (HAMPSTEAD HEATH)

(CLOSING DATE 12TH JAN - PRE ENTRY A REQUIREMENT) PLEASE EMAIL DAVID MOORE IMMEDIATELY.

(Dawn Howell, Hannah M, Stella B, Vivien V, Zahra S, Heather P, Lou I, and Catherine Matthews)

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