The Hedgie results are as follows....
Traditionally the last RR10 cross country race of the season, because of the cancelled Marwell event, WADAC hosted the penultimate race this year, around the grounds of IBM Hursley. Another great turn out by HERC saw our largest contingent of runners since the first race at Royal Victoria Country Park back in April. Well done to everyone that raced or supported.
The Hedgie results are as follows....
With one race to go, the Men's team is in 6th place and the ladies team is in equal 12th place. The final race is next Wednesday the 23rd of August at the University Sports Ground, Wide Lane ,Eastleigh. Let's have another big Hedgie turn-out.
Organised by Eastleigh Running Club.
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 sees Eastleigh RC's re-scheduled race at the Southampton University playing fields at Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PE (opposite Southampton Airport Parkway train station).
Please note this is a 7.00pm start time.
There is a large car park but please could we ask runners to follow the car park marshals instructions.
The course is flat and fast and surprisingly quite dry (at the moment!) It consists of 2 main laps including the start loop, plus one finish loop making up the total mileage of approximately 4 1/2 miles.
We ask all runners to respect the playing fields and stay off of them as we are only using the outer perimeter, and we do not want to lose this venue for any future use as it has certainly helped us out of a hole this year after the Marwell event needed to be rearranged.
Please keep to the right hand side of all the running markers at all times unless otherwise indicated by marshals.
There are toilets on site but we would please ask you to keep from wearing muddy shoes indoors.
Organised by Winchester & District AC
Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Start Time: 7.15pm
The route is the same a previous years, it is approximately 4.4 miles long and consists of 3 laps. Running is mostly on the grass and on footpaths so there should be very little mud (despite all the rain!). The race will start and finish near the clubhouse a shown on the course map.
Toilets and changing facilities are available in the clubhouse. There is also a restaurant and bar on site in the clubhouse.
IBM, Hursley House, Hursley Park Road, SO21 2JN
Directions by car:
Leave M3 at junction 12, signposted A335 Eastleigh (N) At roundabout take exit signposted to Chandlers Ford and Otterbourne.
Proceed for 200 metres and at mini-roundabout, turn right down Otterbourne Hill towards Otterbourne and follow this road northward for just over a mile.
At the junction just after the petrol station, turn left at the mini-roundabout down Poles Lane signposted Hursley.
Follow Poles Lane for 2.5 miles and at the junction with the A3090 signposted Winchester (part time traffic lights), proceed straight over into unmarked entrance to Hursley Park (note tree with stone circular seat).
The two entrances into IBM are either side of Hursley village-to the north when approaching from Winchester , to the south from all other directions.
Please use the Southern entrance.
Please follow the signs to car parking within the IBM grounds (labelled Deep South Car Park on map).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSTING OF RACE FLYERS ON CARS IS NOT PERMITTED BY IBM.
IBM Hursley is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Winchester Station.
A bus service runs from Winchester, via Hursley to Romsey. The number 66 bus (labelled Romsey) leaves the Winchester bus station hourly (approx) and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Hursley village. On alighting at the Hursley village Post Office, cross over the road, walk up the path behind the church and then follow signs to IBM reception.
THE RR10 SERIES RACE No 9
Hosted By Lordshill Road Runners
DATE: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
VENUE: Itchen Valley Country Park
START TIME: 7.15pm
COURSE: Following the same course as last year, this RR10 is approximately 4.4 miles, over grassland and forest tracks. The course is mostly dry at the moment with lots of tree roots, two small sets of steps and uneven going in places. The rabbits have again been busy and provided plenty of holes to negotiate – please take particular care when running in the longer grass. Generally, road shoes are suitable, but if we have a lot of rain in the next week, wet weather trail shoes may be more appropriate.
CAR PARKING: A number of car parks are available at the Country Park, but please car share as much as possible as capacity is very limited. The parking fee has been covered by the league and runners do not need to purchase a ticket. Please DO NOT park on the verges and particularly, in front of the gate where runners need to cross the road. A marshal will be positioned here. Please follow their directions.
HEADPHONES: Headphones are not allowed to be worn during this race. There are several points in the course where it is essential that runners can hear the instructions of the marshals. Runners wearing headphones will be disqualified.
CHANGING etc.: Toilets will not be open at the park. Please assume there no changing or toilet facilities.
OTHER USERS: We do not have exclusive use of the Country Park. Please be mindful of other users.
After dropping the Janesmoor Pond, Stoney Cross race last year, by popular demand from our members, this venue was reintroduced for HERC for the 2017 season. Some heavy rain the day before spiced up the conditions a bit and we saw a little bit of mud for just about the first time in an RR10 this year.
A fantastic turn out by runners and supporters as usual - well done to everyone that made the journey to the New Forest. Many thanks to Wessex RR and Romsey RR for hosting the race.
The Hedgie results are as follows....
After hosting race 6 at Manor Farm followed by the postponed race at Marwell, it was good for Hedgies to get back to competing in an RR10 yesterday evening.
A great turn out from the club saw 29 men and 8 women runners plus supporters travel to Whiteley for the race hosted by Stubbington. Well done to everyone that travelled and also to the 7 men and 2 ladies that have run in all 5 races that we've competed in this year.
The Hedgie results are as follows:
Berni Dutton was awarded a Lifetime Membership of Hedge End Running Club at the Summer Social event held on Friday the 7th of July.
As a founder member and the first Chairman of the Club, Berni was responsible for anything and everything to do with the training and coaching side of the club when it was first set up, back in November 2012. At our first AGM, in April 2013, Berni took on the role of Training Director and everyone in HERC should be extremely grateful to Berni for all the hard work he's put into the club.
In August 2017, Berni and Maureen will be moving to Devon, so the Committee wanted to recognise Berni's contribution to the club by awarding him with a Lifetime Membership and presenting him a framed certificate.
Thank-you Berni... enjoy your retirement in the West Country!
With only a week between RR10 numbers 7 and 8, the event info for race #8 has been provided before #7 has been held...
This race is being hosted by Wessex RR & Romsey RR at Janesmoor Pond, New Forest on Wednesday the 19th July 2017 with a 7:30pm START
How to get there :- M27 West, leave at Junction 1. At roundabout take B3079 to Brook then left at fork onto B3078. Turn next left (after golf course) . Keep left, Janesmoor Pond car park approx. 1 mile.
Please car share & arrive in good time. Latecomers may have a 15 – 20 minute walk to the start.
Car Parking :- Please park as instructed by the marshals and DO NOT park on grass verges. Forest animals can walk out onto the road from behind vehicles and not be seen by oncoming vehicles.
Facilities :- There are no toilets or changing facilities.
Course :- Same as last year – 2 loops on forest paths and gravel tracks. 4.8 miles app.
Due to the cancelled event at Marwell, the remaining RR10 races are renumbered - so #7 is now the race hosted by Stubbington on the 12th of July.
Information about the race received from Stubbington as follows....
Whiteley RR10 – 12th July @ 7.30
July 12th sees Stubbington Green Runners host the next race at Whiteley Woods, Whiteley.
Whiteley is accessed from junction 9 of the M27, from here head straight over the first roundabout towards ‘Whiteley Shopping’ & ‘Cinema’. At the second roundabout you will see marshals.
Parking is free from 6pm within Whiteley Shopping centre/area, we suggest parking at the front end (By the Marks & Spencer) as this is nearest to the start. Alternatively the roads around the business park can also be used for parking.
The post code for Whiteley Shopping Centre is: PO15 7LJ.
Public toilet facilities are available within the shopping centre if required.
The start is a 10 minute walk, deep into the forest, so please allow time. Marshals will be on hand to direct you.
This is a new course of approx. 4.5 miles, one ;lap running through Whiteley Pastures and Botley Woods, run on, gravel tracks, forest trails and recreational paths. There will be mud so we strongly recommend running in trail shoes, our advice is to not run in road shoes. The usual hazards will apply, this is an off road event, held within a forest enclosure and as such, bumps, lumps, dips and hills along with tree roots are all present, these will be marked, but please, as ever take care.
NOTE: Nowhere near as wet/muddy as last year!
This course is not suitable for spikes.
Following the cancellation of RR10 #7, which was to be held at Marwell this Wednesday the 5th of July, the race has now been reorganised by Eastleigh Running Club
The race will be held at the University Sports Ground, Wide Lane. Eastleigh on Wednesday the 23rd of August, commencing at 7.00pm. Parking there is excellent and the course is fast and flat. The drop out club will be Hardley Runners.
Subsequent races will be renumbered...
Race #7: Whiteley - 12/07/17
Race #8: Janesmoor Pond, Stoney Cross - 19/07/17
Race #9: Itchen Valley Country Park - 02/08/17
Race #10: IBM Hursley Park - 16/08/17
Race #11: Wide Lane - 23/08/17
As Hedge End Running Club has already dropped a race and has also hosted a race, we can participate in all of the remaining five races.