Opening Sunday League cross country race - Sunday 27 October

The opening Sunday League race will take place on Sunday 27 October in Cheshunt Park, Flamstead End, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 6QD, hosted by Broxbourne Runners.

About the Sunday League

The Sunday League offers the chance for some good old-fashioned cross country running in the countryside. The League is friendly whilst still competitive and a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The races attract a wide ability range and are ideal as a first experience of cross country running for those who are new to it. Plus many of the races are in attractive locations offering the possibility of a country pub lunch afterwards - what more could anyone want?

All entries are taken on the day. However, if you intend to run, it would be helpful if you could add your name to the Serpie planner so we have an idea of how many people are planning to be there.

The race

In Sunday League races, men and women run together over the same distance. At Cheshunt the course will be a little less than 5 miles (three laps). The race will start at 10.30am. The course is over a grassland circuit that is gently undulating.

There are no changing facilities. You are advised to arrive already changed. Kit can be left in the finish area (not secure). Toilets are available at the Golf Clubhouse. This adjoins the car park and is close to the start/finish. Refreshments are usually available in the Clubhouse - but please take off your muddy shoes before entering.

How to get there

See location map and more detailed map


By car: Cheshunt is just north of the M25 (Junction 25). Take the A10. Turn off (left, if you're driving from London) at Church Lane traffic lights. At the first roundabout, turn right into Flamstead End Road. After mini-roundabout at bottom of Longfield Lane, turn right into Park Lane. The entrance to Cheshunt Park is about 100m on the right. Parking - follow the lane to Cheshunt Golf Club and use the (fairly small) car park on the left at the end.

By train: trains run from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt, leaving at 8.28, 8:43 and 8.52. Journey time is about 30 minutes. Cheshunt Park is about 2 miles walk from the station. From the station, walk west along Windmill Lane. At the T-junction, turn right into Turner's Hill. Bear left into High Street and after a short distance, turn left into Church Lane. Cross the A10, Great Cambridge Road. Then follow the car instructions, above.

Can you help?

The race organisers will need a couple of people to help out, handing out discs (which denote finishing positions) at the race finish. If you can help with this, please contact Malcolm French.


If you have any questions about taking part in the Sunday League, please contact Ian Hodge, Competition and Team Events, on

Submitted: 17 October 2013