Fixture No: 5
Date: 8 February 2020
Venue: Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, Enfield, London EN4 0JZ (please note; because of its size, Trent Park has several different postcodes. The one given is the most appropriate and closest to the Cockfosters Road entrance to the Park).
Race Headquarters: Located just beyond “Go Ape”, on the right-hand side (south) of Lime Avenue.
Changing facilities: There are no dedicated changing facilities but there are male and female WCs adjacent to the Cockfosters Road entrance car park.
*** IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE ***
London Borough of Enfield received complaints following this fixture in 2018 that runners had used the area around ‘Go Ape’ for changing and as a toilet. The area around ‘Go Ape’ will be taped off and will be out of bounds. Under no circumstances should this area be used for changing and/or as a toilet – please use the facilities provided. Anyone ignoring this request will risk damaging our ability to hold future events at this venue.
Showers: No showers available.
Course location: The main start/finish area is adjacent to the race HQ.
HQ to course walk time: less than a minute
Course Description: Very undulating course on open, rough, lumpy parkland. Liable to be soft underfoot throughout. Some exposed tree roots in places, especially along woodland section of course, and three small wooden bridges that could be slippery. The course is likely to be very muddy and slippery in places so is not suitable for ordinary trainers. Spikes or trail shoes are recommended.
Public Transport: London Underground – Cockfosters station is the northern end of the Piccadilly Line. The station is 300 metres to the south of the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park (approximately 5-minute walk). Turn right out of the station, walk north along Cockfosters Road, past the BP Garage (with M&S).
Use of public transport is strongly recommended due to the proximity of the underground station and limited car parking at Trent Park.
Parking: Parking is available within Trent Park but is likely to be very limited. Given the proximity of Trent Park to Cockfosters underground station, use of public transport is therefore strongly recommended. If you intend to drive, please car-share as much as possible.
The main car parking facility is at the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park.
PLEASE NOTE: The private car park close to the Southgate Hockey Centre at the top of Snakes Lane is NOT available. Please do not attempt to park there – you WILL be turned back.
Cars must not be parked on any of the roads within Trent Park.
Trent Park closes at sunset, which will be at approximately 17:00. The gate at the Cockfosters Road entrance is usually closed at this time, but drivers must take care to check the closing time which will be shown on the sign inside the main entrance.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD DRIVERS PARK ON THE SURROUNDING ROADS. Anyone parking in local roads will risk damaging our ability to hold future events at this venue.
Directions from major roads:
Cockfosters Road (A111) entrance; approximately two miles to the south of Junction 24 of the M25, on the left hand side, or just over half a mile to the north of the junction of the A111 and A110 (Bramley Road), on the right hand side (sat nav EN4 0JZ).
Refreshments are available in the Trent Park café which is near to the Start/Finish area. In addition, the Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (Enfield), located at the eastern end of the access road known as Lime Avenue (approx. 600 metres from the Start/Finish area), has a tea shop which is open until 4 pm.
End-of-season presentations: please join us after the last race for the end-of-season presentations (and tea and cakes!), which will be held at:
11th Southgate Scout Group,
Directions: Leave Trent Park by the main Cockfosters Road entrance and turn left down Cockfosters Road back towards the Underground station. Just after the BP Garage (with M&S), turn right down Chalk Lane. The Scout Hut is approximately 50 metres along the road on the left hand side (see map).
Please note there is no car parking at this venue.
Please also note that the Scout Hut is quite small so there is limited space available.
Polite Request; the Scout Hut has a wooden parquet floor so muddy shoes should be taken off and left at the entrance.
Contact Name: Rob Scott
Contact Number: 07775 698234