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… writing with final details for Saturday and our running speed! DMV are GO!…... Gents We need that BIG bulge of Dorking & MV Vests at the front of the Start line on Saturday, and remember that the first TWENTY finishers from each team now count, so every overtake make a difference! 1. Quick notes for Saturday Surrey League Cross-Country Where? Wimbledon Common - refer to directions below. Re the conditions, not sure, but must take a spike, so bring a range of sizes! When? 3pm start, but please let’s meet at the DMV banner, close to start, BEFORE 2.30pm (including me) for warm up and giving out of numbers How? Car parking will be difficult, with there being 21 teams running in the 2pm race, and 9 in ours at 3pm…. I intend to travel by train to Wimbledon, as it’s less than 2miles from Wimbledon Station to the start and from Dorking it is a £7.50 super off peak day return! Possible trains: 1) Dorking - departs 1226hrs, change at Lhd, leaves Lhd at 1253hrs, and arrives at Wimbledon at 1322hrs. I will be catching this train from Lhd, 2nd carriage from rear of train! 2) D: 1258hrs - change at Lhd, to leave at 1323hrs, arrives Wombleland at 1352hrs… Who? Confirmed: Nick H, Nick S, Rob Mc, Glenn M, Gaz M, Mike A, Kev S, Stuart, Sir JJ, Greg, Chris L (yes, the prodigal son has returned from sunny Rome!), Dan, RobG, Kev I, StephenP, Howard, Bruce, Fraser and me! A good start, but who have I missed off? Not available with apologies: Lawrence (looking after Boys XC), Patrick, Graham T, Mark P, Gareth, Dave L (who has sadly needed to leave us and return "up north" - all the best Dave!), …and Finally WHY? If you need to ask that question to yourself mid way through every XC race, then you know your answer! 2. Last call for the Masters on Saturday week - we are down on numbers, and I need your responses by Friday evening! Surrey County Masters XC Confirmed: Patrick, Howard, Lawrence, Fraser, Kev S, Kev I, assuming Gareth, Rob G, SteveP and Chris L. Let’s Enjoy it! Best regards David Team Captain - Senior Men Dorking & Mole Valley AC David Moore +44 (0) 7894 553220 On 11-Oct-17 11:02 AM, Norman Urquia wrote: The first round of the Surrey cross country league takes place on Wimbledon Common on Saturday 14th October. Start time is 2pm for Division 3 & 4 and 3pm for Division 2. The race is roughly 5 miles and the Start & Finish area is at Caesar’s Well on Wimbledon Common. Directions To the start from the Fox and Grapes on Camp Road (SW19 4UN) follow the road around until the Wimbledon Common Golf club. Then take the first left fork and an immediate first right fork onto Sunset Road which starts at the sign that says “No parking… TRACTORS TURNING”. Follow Sunset Roa until it runs out of tarmac then take the right hand path and keep going for 200 metres ( Lat,Long 51.429448,-0.241351). Alternatively from the Wimbledon Windmill (SW19 5NR) follow the path south past the London Scottish Golf Club keep heading south onto the wide path ‘Windmill Road’ you will arrive at Sunset Road after roughly 1k then continue as above. Please allow plenty time to get to the start and warm up. There are no toilets at the start, the nearest public toilets are Windmill car park, Cannizaro park or ask nicely at the pubs in Wimbledon Village. Please share cars, use public transport or cycle where possible. Parking will be extremely limited as there are two races being held. There is limited parking available on nearby roads, and a car park at the Windmill (SW19 5NR) which is about 15 – 20 minutes walk from the start. The No. 93 bus runs between Wimbledon & Putney, both of which are served by National Rail. The closest bus stop to the start/finish area is Wimbledon Village War Memorial, which is a 10-15 minute walk away. Captains please declare your teams online where possible and collect numbers from Ceasar's Well from about 1pm. Virus-free.

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