London cross country champs: Race day info

Race day info for all those who have pre-entered the London cross country champs on Saturday 17th November and for those who want to come and support the club. 

Race Day details for runners

Reminder - all races take place on Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath on Saturday, 17th November. Entries have CLOSED and there is no race number swapping. For those of you who have pre-entered, the race details are:

  • 6km for women, starting at 1.15pm
  • 10km for men, starting at 2.00pm

Both races will start promptly and before other races on the programme have finished. Chip timing will be used and you must make sure you return your chip, even if you don't finish the race or the club will be fined £8 per missing chip.

We will meet by the northern side of the athletics track - I will be there with a Serpie banner from midday, and will have everyone's race numbers and chips. 

Female and male changing, showers, etc will be available at the Lido (not at the track), although I would advise arriving changed ready to race. Club colours must be worn. Please remember safety pins.

As the Seniors race after a day of Junior races, cross country spikes are recommended.

Can't race?

If you can't race because of injury or illness, we understand, but you must let me know BEFORE the race. Just not showing up is letting down your team mates, captains and the club which has paid a lot of money in race fees.

Travel to the race

You are advised to use public transport as "Residents Only" parking restrictions apply in all surrounding streets. The nearest tubes are Kentish Town and Belsize Park tube stations which are 15 mins walk. Gospel Oak & Hampstead Heath Overground stations are the nearest and approx 5 - 7 minutes walk away.

Please check for engineering works and journey options. 

After pub - The Roebuck 

After the men's race has finished we will head to a pub. Recently this has been The Roebuck, 15 Pond Street Hampstead, NW3 2PN (opposite the Royal Free hospital), to be confirmed on the day.

Any questions, please email me directly.

Thanks very much
Daisy Gladstone
Cross Country Team Manager

Submitted: 8 November 2018