Please find below the details of the first cross country of the season for the Derby Runner XC league. It would be brilliant to have a strong turn out for the first of the season.
Last season was a lot of fun and everyone did really well. The Ladies came 2nd in Division 2, Men 7th in Division 1, Team 5th in Division 1.
It is only £3, less than a pint in most places!
A club vest and a pair of shoes is really all you need, but studs, spikes or other off road shoes would help.
A men’s team would be brilliant, that is 8 men including at least 2 over 40. Even if you are last, you are still helping as without a full team, we get last place +1. And don’t just stop at 8, the more the merrier and you will help to push down the places of runners from other teams.
The ladies need 4, including 1 over 40.
It is a fun morning, great training, nice bit of strength work and a break from pounding the pavements.
CAR SHARE- Let’s meet at the Old Leisure centre car park from 9:15am, ready to go at 9:30 am.
For those on Facebook an event will be or has been created. More info at http://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/fixturesMain.asp?RaceDateID=HHW16
Same Venue as 2015 – Staged with the kind permission of Friends of Holly Hayes Wood
MAIN/OFFICIAL MARSHALLED CAR PARKING is at King Edward VII College/Castle Rock High
School reached off both Meadow Lane and Warren Hills Road. Use LE67 4BR on Sat Navs.
In light of increasing numbers, 3 people minimum in a car please.
Additional parking for a few cars at Midland Quarry Products, Leicester Rd. near the northernmost
extremity of the course (you pass this in the Hermitage 10K) and Forest Rock Offices, top of Meadow Lane.
Additional street parking along Meadow Lane.
Please allow 10 minutes walk to the start/finish area from MAIN car parking.
Thereafter several roads also border the woods/course with direct footpaths leading from Abbots Oak Dr,
Rosslyn Rd, Holly Hayes Rd, St. Bernard’s Rd, Leicester Rd. Not an official endorsement ….just telling you
what these roads are called. IF you park on these or Rosemary Cres, Peterfield Rd & Tressell Rd then please
do NOT block drives or cause inconvenience to residents. DO NOT PARK on Hayes Close
Grid ref for X/C course (not the car parking) is SK443 154
New Tent Area on Hilary Crescent near to start/finish, and just a 2 minute walk from
the Pub/Results. Please only drop tents off here and DO NOT PARK – the
Paramedics will park up here.
No Toilets available.
Start Times: Juniors 10:30 am Adults 11:00 am
Course details/footwear: 80 metres of tarmac per lap (Adults), some slightly gravelled paths – otherwise
grass, and woodland (tree roots, rocks, mud and trail paths) with 1 stile crossing per lap and 5 brook
crossing in total for adults.
Junior (2015 course but start/finish nearer to new tent area) Under 10’s 1 lap woodland trail (approx. 1
mile), Under 16’s 2 laps. Loop prior to moving start/finish shown here:
Adults (approx. 6 miles) –2 large woodland/trail/grass laps described/shown. Slightly more rolling than
previous years. http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=1765437