Message from Bruce:
Guys, I hope you are all well and raring to go for Saturday's run! We have fifteen definite starters, but really need a minimum of twenty runners. Otherwise the "B" team will suffer. Any runner is better than no runner... A link to the course map is below, we will be doing two laps. Postcode for sat navs is CR0 5RB https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3178560.html Our race is starting at the earlier than usual time of 12:30, so try to arrive by 12:00 and look for the Dorking flag where my assistants will be handing out the race numbers. I have attached below the race instructions from the organisers. If you haven't already - please let me know if you can make it. We have had a fair amount of rain over the past few days and Lloyd Park (especially the back section) is prone to clogging up with mud, so I would guess longer spikes or trail shoes will be the most effective footwear to splosh through with maximum efficiency. Parking is usually tight at Lloyd Park, there is a small car park in the parkitself, but that is likely to fill up quickly. It is usually possible to find parking on the surrounding residential roads, where you pay at parking meters. Thanks and see you on Saturday Bruce 07449 453773
Start Fitness Men’s Surrey Cross Country League Divisions 3 and 4 Match
Lloyd Park, Saturday 9 February 2019, 12.30pm start RACE INFORMATION
Organisers: Holland Sports AC and Vets AC, assisted by Lingfield Runners
Start time: The Division 3/4 race starts at 12.30pm.
(It is followed by the Division 2 race at 1.30pm, the Young Athletes at 2.30pm and Division 1 at 3pm). Location: Lloyd Park, Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 5RA.
The Start and Finish is adjacent to the Lloyd Park tram stop on Coombe Road.
Course distance: Approximately 8km (5miles). There are two equal laps.
The route is all on grass/trails over varying and in parts hilly terrain. It can be muddy/waterlogged under foot. Spikes or trail shoes are recommended. There are some exposed tree roots, overhanging branches and rutted sections.
You are advised to arrive by tram as the easiest way of accessing the start. Alight at Lloyd Park tram stop, which is adjacent to the start. Lloyd Park is on Line 3 running from Wimbledon to New Addington via East and West Croydon stations for easy access.
If you come by car, please try to share. There is street parking in the surrounding residential roads but there are some restrictions so please check when you park and be prepared to walk.
Refreshments – there is a Café on site near to the start/finish. Please remove muddy footwear and use the changing rooms next door if you need to get changed.
Toilets and changing rooms are adjacent to the Cafe.
First Aid will be available onsite. In the event of an injury out on the course, runners should advise the nearest marshal if they need help. The nearest hospital with an A&E service is two miles away at Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7YE.