Sunday League cross country 8 December at Trent Park
Race information for the next Sunday League fixture in Trent Park
Date: Sunday 8th December 2013
Start time: 10:30am
Course: A tough, hilly, 2-lap course over the fields and stony paths of Trent Park. Studs / cross country / short spikes advisable; it’s bound to be very muddy in places.
Distance: Approximately 5 miles
Location: Trent Park (see below for directions)
Start & finish: About 5 mins from the car park adjacent to the tarmac road known as The Pineapple. This is the opposite (eastern/University) end of the path, away from the car park. Please aim to be there in plenty of time so that the start is not delayed.
There is no need to enter in advance, just turn up on the day with your Serpie top.
Transport and parking
By public transport: Trent Park is situated at the end of the Piccadilly Line. Alight at Cockfosters Station. The park entrance is about a 10 minute walk away.
By car: If you are coming from north London, the car park entrance to Trent Park is on the right, approx a third of a mile from Cockfosters Station. Approaching from the M25, take Junction 24 and head towards Southgate on the A111. It is about 2.5 miles from the motorway. Please be aware there is a speed camera a little while after you have descended the steep hill known as Stagg Hill. The Trent Park entrance is clearly marked. The nearest postcode is EN4 0DZ (Cockfosters Tube station); grid ref TQ280966.
Parking: Please use the Trent Park car park, off Cockfosters Road near the Underground Station. Parking is limited so please share cars if possible. There will be no parking at Southgate Hockey Club.
There will be no changing facilities available please, so come ready to run. Toilets are situated in the main car park near the café. It is hoped that the café will be open but this is by no means definite!
If you want some inspiration, here's a 1963 film of the Middlesex cross country championships held in Trent Park in the snow.
Submitted: 30 November 2013