Dysart & Ellis Cups - Saturday, 4 December
The venue for this popular inter-club competition is Richmond Park. Our hosts will be Ranelagh Harriers.
The women compete for the Dysart Cup run over 4 miles (two laps) starting at 1.45pm. Teams of 5 to score. The men compete for the Ellis Trophy run over 5.5 miles (also two laps) starting at 2.30pm. Teams of 10 to score. The course is mostly grass and is more or less flat. It is usually well drained.
No need to pre-enter: just come along on the day with your Serpie top. Entry is free.
The start and finish are opposite the Pembroke Lodge car park (where our Sunday runs start from - see www.serpentine.org.uk/pages/location_richmond.html for map), which is at the top of Richmond Hill. There are toilets here.
The race HQ, where there are changing rooms, showers and refreshments, and where the post-race presentations will take place, will be the Ranelagh Harriers clubhouse. This is in Petersham Road. The building is behind the Dysart Arms pub - www.ranelagh-harriers.com/how_to_find_us.html
Travel: please be aware that the Barbarians v South Africa rugby match will be taking place at Twickenham. This will lead to extra traffic. Please leave additional travelling time.
By District Line tube or train from Waterloo to Richmond. The start and the Ranelagh Harriers clubhouse are both about 1.5 miles from the station. Bus 65 goes from Richmond station direct to the clubhouse and 371 goes from the station to the top of Richmond Hill (Star & Garter Home) and then past the clubhouse. There are no buses all the way to the start. It's a 10-minute uphill walk from the Race HQ to the start.
The Pembroke Lodge car park is large, but does fill up if the weather is good. Please do not park in the Dysart Arms car park. It is for pub users only and runner's cars will be clamped!
Malcolm French - MalcolmFrench@aol.com
Submitted: 2 December 2010