Metropolitan Cross Country League – Sat, 10 October
Race 1 at Ruislip. Click above for race information.This is the opening Metropolitan League fixture. The programme begins with the young athletes races at 1.15pm.
The women’s 6km race will start at 1.55pm.
The men’s 8km race will start at 2.30pm.
Please arrive not less than 30 minutes before the start of your race.
The start and finish are in a grass field. The remainder of the course is through woodland, including at least one major climb on each lap. Spikes or other off-road shoes recommended.
Changing, showers, race numbers and refreshments will be at the Hillingdon AC clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip, Middx, HA4 7TJ (see link)
The course is 5 minutes walk away, starting and finishing on Ruislip Common, next to Ruislip Lido.
Runners should not wear I Pods, etc., when competing, as they are not allowed on safety grounds.
If driving, take the A40, Western Avenue, out of London. Exit this at the Polish War Memorial junction and follow the signs to Ruislip (A4180). The A40 is usually very busy, so please allow plenty of travelling time. There is a free car park situated opposite the Waters End pub, next to the Lido at the end of Reservoir Road, plus street parking outside the Hillingdon clubhouse.
By public transport, Ruislip, on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines, is the nearest tube station. It’s about 20 minutes walk to the clubhouse via the High Street and Bury Street. Two buses from Ruislip Station, stop B, H13 and 331, stop nearby (the stop nearest to the Crematorium).
Advance entry is not necessary. Just come along on the day, with your Serpie top and collect your race number from Stephanie Vaatz or Malcolm French.
Submitted: 24 September 2009