Kent XC League – Race 3 (SM and Vet men Only)

Sat. 12 Nov. 2016          2:00pm             – Sparrows Den (SM and Vet men Only)


The 3rd KXCL fixture is this Saturday at Sparrows Den in West Wickham, hosted by Blackheath and Bromley.

The course has changed from last year but is still 3 laps covering a loop of a muddy field and a technical ascent and descent within a thickly wooded area. From the instructions it sounds like the woods will be after the initial sprint and we’ll end up with a lap of the field before heading back to the finish line (so its woods/field/woods/field/woods/field), this is the reverse of last year and its being done to prevent clashes between the front and back runners.

I expect it’ll be muddy, but every time I’ve worn spikes here its been my undoing in the woods due to the rocky terrain, I’d recommend mudclaws or similar instead.

(available at the Running Hub in Southborough)


Location details below and course map



Sparrows Den
West Wickham
Kent (apparently)


Senior & Veteran Men ONLY Start @ 14:00
No M70 this time


Car sharing ‘leaving’ 12pm St John’s swimming pool car park.

Supporters most welcome to jump in on car sharing, I always have free spaces.


Leave some time to get there as it can take an hour via the A21 and M25.



Please do not park in the car park at the foot of Corkscrew Hill or along the coned side of the road outside. Parking is indicated on the map plus there will be plenty of places along Woodland Way at the top of the course, just a few hundred metres form the start.


Toilets will be provided at the Car Park on Corkscrew Hill. Please do not use the Rugby Club facilities. These are private.


All races in the XC league are free for any club member to enter.

If you want to race and you were not already entered at any previous KXCL event, you must let me know by the wednesday before the event!