Sunday Cross Country League

Click above for information about the next race, which will be on Sunday, 12 December at Tewin (Digswell) 

Sunday League Cross Country Sunday 12th December 2010

Race #3 of 5 - Tewin (Garden City Runners)

** Please read carefully so you get to the right place. **

Race HQ: Tewin Memorial Hall, Lower Green, Tewin, AL6 0JX http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=527155&Y=214695&A=Y&Z=3

Note : The race venue is the same as in 2008, the last time we staged this fixture, which was different to 2007 and all previous years.

The start and finish area is different to 2008 but has not moved far. We hope this will be an improvement on what was only intended as a temporary solution.

The old (2007 and earlier) start and finish area in the bottom field by Tewin Water School is out of bounds, as is the old Race HQ at Digswell.

Facilities: There are limited toilet & changing facilities at the hall but no showers.  Absolutely no muddy shoes/boots in the hall please.

Refreshments: We will provide some refreshments at Tewin Memorial Hall after the race. As well as the normal tea & coffee there will be some bread and soup and cake so please return to the hall after the race if you can.

Parking:

If at all possible, please park at the Digswell end (approx 1M walk to start/finish area)

- there is plenty of parking in Welwyn North station car park (but there is a change on Sundays).

There is also plenty of free parking on the roads around the station and down the hill towards the viaduct with 2 small car parks by the viaduct.

Tewin (closer to start/finish)

There will be just few very limited parking spaces at Tewin Bowls Club,  

and a small number of spaces at the car park on Upper Green. 

Please share cars as much as possible.

Trains: from Kings Cross.  Direct, leaving at 9.06am (arrive at 9.34am) or change at Stevenage, leaving at 9.22am (arriving at 10.17am)

The start/finish: (changed from 2008)

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The start and finish will be at a junction of paths close to Tewin Bowling club (grid ref 267147).

The race will start by heading SW on a wide track until it meets the concrete path and turns right. There are then nearly two complete laps of the main circuit, but near the end of the second lap, the route will turn left for a short run in to the finish.

There is not a large grassed field/area at the start so please be considerate when leaving bags and belongings.

Race start: 11.00am: Men & ladies will run together and the same distance; 2 laps plus a short run in and out along the bridleway

Race distance: Approximately 6.4M for men & ladies. (measured by map, GPS measurements on the day welcomed)

Access to the start and course:  From Digswell it is approx a 1M walk from the car parks via a footpath near the bottom of New Road. Turn into the footpath around 50m from the mini-roundabout junction with the Hertford Road.

From Tewin it is approx 0.3M walk along footpaths across open fields.  Take the footpath that starts by the Bowls club, 50m south of Lower Green and the Memorial Hall.

The course: Stone/mud bridleway to start and the main laps are clockwise loops on farmland over footpaths and farm fields using public rights of way across private land.  Therefore competitors are asked not to stray from these and to pay due regard to underfoot conditions at all times.  There are stiles and gates to negotiate on the course so please take care.  Spikes, studs or trail shoes are all suitable footwear for this course.

Hope to see you all Sunday 12th December

Sean Bowen on behalf of Garden City Runners

Malcolm French - MalcolmFrench@aol.com

Submitted: 6 December 2010

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