Holly Hayes XC Sunday 1st March 2015

Please find below the details of the next and last cross country of the season, race 6 in the Derby Runner XC league. With many taking part in other races this weekend (Coventry Half is the same day), it would be great if anyone who can attend and run does. It is a great event, even if it is a bit more of a recovery run at the Belvoir Challenge or other event on Saturday.

It is only £4, I struggle to buy a pint for that price!

A club vest and a pair of shoes is really all you need, but studs, spikes or other off road shoes would help.

A men’s team would be brilliant for the last race, that is 8 men including at least 2 over 40. Even if you are last, you are still helping as without a full team, like last time, we get last place +1.

The ladies are currently 2nd, so another strong performance from them would be a great way to end the season and hopefully pick up some silverware.


For those on Facebook an event will be or has been created. More info at http://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/fixturesMain.asp?RaceDateID=HHX15

Same Venue as 2013/4!

MAIN/OFFICIAL MARSHALLED CAR PARKING is at King Edward VII College/Castle Rock High School reached off both Meadow Lane and Warren Hills Road. Use LE67 4BR on Sat Navs.

Additional street parking along Meadow Lane.

Please allow 10 walk to the start/finish area.

Thereafter 10 roads in total border the woods/course with footpaths leading from 7 of these: Meadow Lane, end of Abbots Oak Drive, Hilary Crescent, Hayes Close, Holly Hayes Road, St. Bernard’s Road, Leicester Road. IF you park on these or Rosemary Cresent, Peterfield Road & Tressell Road then please do NOT block drives or cause inconvenience to residents.

Grid ref for X/C course (not the car parking) is SK443 154

If you have equipment to erect then please only do this where indicated in the field where we start/finish. There is a Special Scientific Interest field on the course where this is strictly prohibited.

No Toilets available.

Start Times: Juniors 10:30 am Adults 11:00 am (adults, if you can please make sure you are there and registered by 10:30 that will help allow everyone to warm up)

Course details/footwear: only 2 foot of tarmac per lap, some slightly gravelled paths – otherwise grass, woodland, mud and trail paths with 4 brook crossing for adults.

Junior (2013 course) Under 10’s 1 lap woodland/grass finish (approx. 1 mile), Under 16’s 2 laps

Adults (approx. 5.3 miles) – 1 medium trail/grassland lap with 1 brook crossing, followed by 2 large woodland/trail/grass laps with 1 then 2 brook crossings respectively. No hills/gentle undulations.


Post race event: The Lady Jane Pub, Hall Lane, Whitwick (please only park here after the event if staying for results)


Jon – Men’s Captain