Kent Masters XC Champs – Dartford – Sat 3 Dec

Cross Country
The Kent Masters XC Champs will take place this Saturday at Central Park in Dartford. 
Please find attached a copy of the event programme which includes course maps and entry lists. Directions and race times are listed below.
We will be there early to collect race numbers for all Harriers taking part. Don’t forget to bring some safety pins to attach your number!  Please note that there are no entries on the day (please check the entry lists in the attached programme to ensure that you have been entered).
The course is suitable for spikes. 
Reminder: all runners must wear club kit (deckchair and dark-coloured shorts/leggings) — David Castle has a stock of deckchairs at the Running Hub if you don’t have one, have misplaced yours, or need a new one.
Please try and share cars where possible from St Johns Sports Centre. If you are able to give other people a lift or need a lift yourself, please post a message in the club Facebook group and arrange individually. If you don’t use Facebook please contact us or someone else who can post a request for you.  
With just 3 weeks to go until Christmas, the M25 is likely to be busy with shoppers heading to Bluewater. Please allow plenty of time for your journey
From the M25 J2, follow the A225 (signed Dartford). At the roundabout take the last exit (signed Town centre). On reaching a mini roundabout bear left onto East Hill. At the bottom of the hill go straight over the traffic lights (follow signs for Priory centre car park). Acacia car park is on your left, just opposite the church (Postcode:DA1 1DJ).
Follow the car park all the way round and park on the upper level, furthest from the entrance. Part of the course runs adjacent to the car park at this point and it is a short walk to the start area. Charges: £1 for 2 hrs / £2 for 4 hours.
Portaloos and public toilets can be found next to Dartford track (a short walk across the park from the competition area – just follow the tarmac path).
1x small + 4x long laps
M60, M70, All W Classes
2x small + 2x long laps
1x small + 4x long laps

The courses are almost identical to last year with a few tweaks: the start/finish has been relocated to the central pitch and the twisting lap is slightly shorter.

See the course map in the attached programme for details of course loops (or just follow the runner in front!).
Suggested pub: The Malt Shovel (3 Darenth Road, DA1 1LP). This is the pub we have traditionally visited after this event and is not far from the car park.
If you have any questions please let us know otherwise we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Kind regards
Simon & Jillian Holford
TWH XC Captains