Fell racing weekend on the Isle of Wight - 24th & 25th September
Sign up for the weekend trip to the 2016 Southern Fell Racing Championships on the Isle of Wight will close on Monday 5 September. Please note that this year's Isle of Wight trip conflicts with the Southern Road Relays, which are scheduled for Sunday 25th September.
Every September in recent years a large number of Serpies have gone to the Isle of Wight to compete in the Southern Fell Racing Championships: a two day, three stage event running up and down, and around, some of the Isle of Wight's finest hills and countryside. This year's trip is being organised by Nicola McGlennon, Pete MacKintosh, and Natasha Sheel and you can now register (and pay your deposit) via the Serpentine website.
- Race 1 – St Boniface Fell (AS) – 3.8km, 235m ascent @ 11.00am on Saturday
- Race 2 – Ventnor Horseshoe (BM) – 12km, 443m ascent @ 3.00pm on Saturday
- Race 3 – Wroxall Round (CL) – 21km, 487m ascent @ 10.30am on Sunday
You have to enter all / any of the events in advance to qualify for the championship. The closing date for SEAA entries is normally a week before the actual weekend (remember this!) but you can even just enter on the day. Don't worry about the FRA details - they know who we are!
The Serpentine trip
We travel from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour by train on Friday 23rd September (~4pm, ~5pm and ~6pm trains), then catch the ferry to Ryde and taxis onward to Ventnor where we stay. Accommodation is on a B&B basis and will cost approx £32-£55 per person per night. This figure is based on two people sharing a twin bed room and will vary slightly based on which hotels we end up staying at or if you are in a room of more than 2 people. All the travel and accommodation is organised for you.
We will require a payment of £75 which is made up of a £65 deposit for your accommodation (the balance of which to be paid on arrival) and a £10 contribution towards transport costs (the remainder of which is generously subsidised by Serpentine). Note that, unfortunately, this deposit is non-refundable as we have to book & pay for the accommodation in advance.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note that this year's Isle of Wight trip conflicts with the Southern Road Relays, which are scheduled for Sunday 25th September.
Submitted: 8 August 2016