Race 1 – Claybury – 12/10/2019

Race 1 – Claybury – 12/10/2019

Set in beautiful parkland this venue is very popular. The various courses are predominately made of undulating paths of grass and usually hard soil in open areas for easy spectating in many locations. There is a small wooded section which is where the main climb of the venue is located. The whole course is suitable for spikes however trainers are a good option if the ground is hard which it tends to be at Claybury.

Guest Runners are allowed under Rule 26.

26. Guest runners (i.e. with no affiliation to any of the member clubs) can only be given numbers by the Meeting Manager for a charge of £5 Seniors, £3 Juniors.
Guest runners should be affiliated to a UK Club and have a current EA/URN number for the forthcoming season. 

 

Fixture No:1
Date:12 October 2019
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 currently impossible OR extremely limited. Please look out for any restrictions and do not block access.  There is virtually no parking in Roding Road due to ongoing road maintenance and new residential parking. You are advised th park at Ashton playing fields and walk to the course.  You must not must on the grass triangle.
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.
  
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 13.05 4Km Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
 Not before 13.30 7-8 Km Women/Veteran Women
 Not before 14.35 7-8 Km 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:Terry McCarthy (t.mccarthy70@btinternet.com)
Contact Tel:0208 505 6019

Claybury Park, Woodford

Race 2 – Welwyn – 9/11/2019

Race 2 – Welwyn – 9/11/2019

IMPORTANT UPDATED INFORMATION

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Fixture No:2
Date:9 November 2019
Venue:Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / CHANGES
Course and Amenities:

Construction works have now started in the field that we previously used for the Assembly Area and Finish.  We have therefore had to reposition the Finish and alter the course.  New course maps are included with this notice.

The course now 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.

The Assembly Area has been moved close to the entrance road and the course.  Please be careful and please keep clear of the course.
The park toilets will still be available plus some additional portable toilets.  This is a public park, so please only use the toilets provided.
The course is already very slippery, so you are strongly advised to wear suitable footwear.

Timetable:Because of the change to the course, the U11 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later than previously published at 12:28 and the U13 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later at 12:43.  Both the U11 Girls’ race and U13 Girls’ race will start promptly.

Orginal Information

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Fixture No:2
Date:9 November 2019
Venue:Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
Race Headquarters:Adjacent to the building by the playground at the north end of the north car park, close to the Start/Finish.  Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish.
 Refreshments will be available in this area.
Changing facilities:There are no changing rooms, as such.
Toilets are available in the building by the playground.  Extra toilets will be provided nearby.
There are also toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the Park.
Showers:No
Course Location:North Side Stanborough Park – See 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:12:251,700mUnder 11 Boys
 Promptly at 12:301,700mUnder 11 Girls
 12:403,000mUnder 13 Boys
 Promptly at 12:453,000mUnder 13 Girls
 Not before 13:004,200mUnder 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
 Not before 13:054,200mUnder 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
 Not before 13:307,800mSenior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
 Not before 14:357,800mSenior/Veteran/Under 20 Men
Other information:All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:25) 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

Updated Course Maps

Race 3 – Hillingdon – 7/12/2019

Course Update

The under 11 and under 13 races will not be using the river crossing. The use of the river crossing for other races is to be advised subject to the condition of this.

 

 Fixture Details

Fixture No:3
Date:7th December 2019
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 pavilion. Please don’t use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Showers:Yes but limited
Course Location:Hillingdon Sports Centre, 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 Met and Picadilly Lines 10-15 mins walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop with 3 mins walk of Sports Centre.
Parking:Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at a meter. Please car share if driving. The car park will be very busy with places at a premium . Parking within Uxbridge College car park is available.
PLEASE 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:12.20pm2km NO RIVER XUnder 11 Boys
12.25pm2km NO RIVER XUnder 11 Girls
12.40pm3km NO RIVER XUnder 13 Boys
12.45pm3km NO RIVER XUnder 13 Girls
1.00pm4kmUnder 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
1.05pm4kmUnder 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
1.35pm8kmSenior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
 2.40pm8kmSenior/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

Race 4 – Alexandra Palace – 11/1/2020

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Fixture No:4
Date:11th January 2020
Venue:Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Race Headquarters:Start/Finish Area
  
Changing facilities:No
Showers:No
Course Location:Alexandra Palace
  
HQ to Course walk time:1.25Km Approx 15 mins
Course Description:Undulating
Public Transport:Served by Bus W3, W7, 144 and Alexandra Palace Rail Station
Parking:On course
Directions from major roads:10 min drive from North Circular Rd
12.252KMUnder 11  Boys (9+ years of age) 1 x Medium lap + finish = 2km
Timetable:12.302KMUnder 11 Girl (9+ years of age) 1 x Medium lap + finish = 2km
 12.403000mUnder 13 Boys  1 x full lap + finish = 3km
 12.453000mUnder 13 Girls 1 x full lap + finish = 3km
 Not before 13.00 pm4000mUnder 17 Men/Under 15 Boys  1 x small lap + 1 x full lap + finish = 4km
 Not before 13.05 pm4000mUnder 17 Women/Under 15 Girls 1 x small lap + 1 x full lap + finish = 4km
 Not before 13.30 pm8100mSenior/Veteran/Under 20 Women  x full lap + finish = 8.1 km
 Not before 2.35pm8100mSenior/Veteran/Under 20 Men  x full lap + finish = 8.1 km
Other information:Public toilets are all some 5 mins walk from the course. Located within the entrance to the East Court or at the boating lake. There are some additional toilets (not so public) in the garden centre on Alexandra Palace Way or within the Phoenix Bar on the west side of the Palace. 
Contact Name:Ivor Wiggett
Contact Tel:020 8364 0872