Race 1 – Claybury – 16/10/2021

Race 1 – Claybury – 16/10/2021

Fixture No: 1
Date: 16 October 2021
Venue: Claybury Park, Roding Lane North
Race Headquarters: From 11.30 onwards
The start line
Claybury Park, Roding Lane North
IG8 8NN
Changing facilities: Changing rooms at Ashton Playing Fields. IG8 8AA
Showers: Showers at Ashton Playing Fields. Beware: there is not hot water in abundance!
Course Location: Claybury Park, Roding Lane North
HQ to Course walk time: 10 minutes
Course Description: Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport: Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Parking: Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields (IG8 8AA). Parking in the vicinity of Claybury is impossible OR extremely limited. Please look out for any restrictions and do not block access. There is virtually no parking in Roding Lane North due to residential parking. You are advised to park at Ashton Playing Fields and walk to the course. You MUST NOT park on the grass triangle in Roding Lane North so as to avoid confrontation with residents.
Directions from major roads: From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge (M11)
Timetable: 12.25 Up to 2 km Under 11 Boys
12.30 Up to 2 km Under 11 Girls
12.40 3Km Under 13 Boys
12.45 3Km Under 13 Girls
Not before 13.00 4Km Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
Not before 13.03 4Km Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
Not before 13.30 7-8 Km Women/Veteran Women
Not before 14.35 7-8 Km Men/Veteran Men
Other information: There will be light refreshments throughout the afternoon in the WGEL clubhouse. The bar will open to serve alcholic drinks after the final race.
Contact Name: Graham Pribul (grahampribul@btinternet.com)
Contact Tel: 01992 813096 or 07932011262
U15/U17 Boys 1 short 1 long 4200m
13:03 U15/U17 Girls 1 short + 1 long 4200m
13:30 Women
3 long laps 8100m
14:35
Men 3 long laps 8100m

STOP PRESS

The Woodford Green clubhouse will be open on the day serving refreshments and soft drinks from the start of the day.

The bar will be open from 2 pm for those post-run drinks.

They now have a card reader so no need to bring cash

 

Race 2 – Welwyn – 13/11/2021

Race 2 – Welwyn – 13/11/2021

 

Fixture No 2
Date 13 November 2021
Venue Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
Race HQ Race HQ and Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish at the south end of the park.
Changing Facilities  There will be no changing rooms.
Toilets are available in the amenity block by the Splashlands playground. Extra toilets will be provided at the end of the car park, close to the amenity block. There are also toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the park.
Shower No
Refreshments Refreshments will be available from the kiosk in the amenity block on the north side of the park or from the café by the Sailing Centre on the south side of the park.
Course Location North Side Stanborough Park – See course map
HQ to course walk time 20 Seconds
Course description Start and finish in grassed fields, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
Public transport Welwyn Garden City Station (Main Line) 1¼ mile
Parking

There is a fairly large car park on the north side of the Park, adjacent to the course. There is a very large car park on the south side of the Park, 5 minutes walk to the course.

These car parks are ‘Pay & Display’. You must display a ticket or you may incur a fine. We have not been able to negotiate a reduced rate. There is a footpath under the road bridge, providing traffic-free access between the south side and the north side of the Park.
Access to both of these car parks is only permitted from the adjacent side of the carriageway. If you cannot find a space on the north side, to get to the south side you must drive to the roundabout at the top of the hill and return on the other side of the carriageway.

YOU MUST OBEY THE TRAFFIC SIGNS

Directions from major roads

Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4, (after the Hatfield Tunnel). At the roundabout take the second exit to A414/A6129. At the next roundabout take the first exit A6129. At the bottom of the dual carriageway take the second exit out of the roundabout. The entrance to the car park on the north side is on your left after around 100m. The entrance to the car park on the south side is more or less opposite but you cannot gain access from the left side
of the carriageway.

As early arrivers will undoubtedly fill the car park on the north side, you may be advised to go straight to the one on the south side.

Timetable: 12:28 – 1,700m – Under 11 Boys
Promptly at 12:30 – 1,700m – Under 11 Girls
12:43 – 3,000m – Under 13 Boys
Promptly at 12:45 – 3,000m – Under 13 Girls
Not before 13:00 – 4,200m – Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
Not before 13:05 – 4,200m – Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
Not before 13:30 – 7,800m – Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
Not before 14:35 – 7,800m – Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men
Other information All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:28) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club.
To be eligible to score, competitors must compete in the correct race for their age group.
Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Safety: Runners are not allowed to wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing. Competitors and parents of competitors are reminded not to encroach on the course and to be mindful of runners on the course.
Contact name Richard Bloom
Contact Tel 01707 376938
 
Additional Informaton
Course and amenities Although the construction works have now been completed, we will not revert to the field that we previously used for the Finish, but will be retaining the Start/Finish and
Course that we used in 2019. Course maps are included with this notice and these will also be posted on notice boards on the day.
The course passes in both directions adjacent to the Start/Finish area. This will therefore be congested and we ask all spectators to keep clear of this corner.
A Club/Team Assembly Area has been identified in the field adjacent to Splashlands.
The park toilets will be available plus some additional portable toilets. This is a public park, so please only use the toilets provided.
The course is likely to be very slippery, so you are strongly advised to wear suitable footwear.
COVID guidelines Please DO NOT travel to this event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the NHS or if you have had a positive test. Whilst you are advised to arrive in good time, please do not arrive unnecessarily early for your race, and please leave promptly after it. Spectators are not encouraged to attend. And preferably only one parent or guardian to accompany a young athlete who is competing. You are encouraged to wear a face mask and try to remain social distanced at all times whilst at the event, in particular, when in the toilets or when queuing at the kiosk or café.
Spectators to consider wearing face-covering, especially when calling out encouragement. Competitors remember to observe social distancing, as far as possible, at the start and finish, also maybe to wear a face mask until the race starts. Avoid physical contact with runners, race officials, volunteers and spectators including high fives and hugs etc. Hand sanitiser will be available in the toilets – please use it. Also remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds. You are also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – ‘Catch It, Bin It, Kill It’- and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. It is not practical to provide sanitising stations around the park, so do not unnecessarily touch outdoor surfaces, and perhaps bring some sanitiser to use after touching anything. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the race, then please follow NHS guidance regarding testing and self-isolation, also please inform the Race Organiser.
General Be prepared – before arriving make sure you understand and are aware of the Fixture Information and other information on the League website. Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other park users and the public in general. Please dispose of any rubbish responsibly.
Timetable Please note that to avoid congestion at the start of the Girls’ races due to the configuration of the course, the U11 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later than usual at 12:28 and the U13 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later at 12:43.
Race 3 – Hillingdon – 4/12/2021

Race 3 – Hillingdon – 4/12/2021

Race 3 – Hillingdon – 4/12/2021

 

Fixture No: 3
Date: 4th December 2021
Venue: Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge, Middlesex
Race Headquarters: Hillingdon Athletics Stadium
Gatting Way
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES
Changing facilities: Men’s and Women’s Changing Rooms and Toilets within athletics stadium and football pavillion. Please don’t use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Showers: Yes but limited
Course Location: Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge
HQ to Course walk time: 2 minutes
Course Description: Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow. No river X for U11 and U13 races. Descision on other races to be done on the fixture morning.
Public Transport: Recommended Hillingdon station on the Met and Picadilly Lines 10-15 mins walk from the course. U1 and U2 buses stop with 3 mins walk of the Sports Centre.
Parking: There are ONLY 50 pay and display parking spaces allocated for this fixture outside the stadium from 12pm onwards. Parking in the main sports centre car park is not permitted. Disruption caused to sports centre members trying to find a parking space in the main car park may result in this venue not being available in the future. If you must drive, please see the parking map provided for free street parking locations. There are also 2 large car parks in Uxbridge town centre, just 15 mins walk away.
PLEASE GO GREEN & USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT, FOOT OR CYCLE TO TRAVEL TO THIS FIXTURE WHERE POSSIBLE
Directions from major roads: Next to A40 Swakelys Roundabout Junction. Follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Centre.
Approximate distances
Timetable: 12.20pm 2km NO RIVER X Under 11 Boys
12.25pm 2km NO RIVER X Under 11 Girls
12.40pm 3km NO RIVER X Under 13 Boys
12.45pm 3km NO RIVER X Under 13 Girls
1.00pm 4km Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
1.05pm 4km Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
1.35pm 8km Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
2.35pm 8km Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men
Other information:
All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12.20pm) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club.
To be eligible to score, competitors should compete in the correct race for their age group.
No one under 9 on the day of the race can take part
Contact Name: Martin Bateman
Contact Tel: mbateman@hillingdonac.co.uk

 

Parking Map

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Course Map

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