Kent XC League Race – Footscray Meadows – Sat 14 Oct

Cross Country

Morning Harriers
 
The first Kent XC League race will take place this Saturday at Footscray Meadows, Sidcup. 
 
Please find attached course maps as well as a list of TWH entries. Directions and race times are listed below.
 
Jillian and I will be there early to collect the race numbers. 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 attached entries list to make sure 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 (new stock arrived 10th October) of deckchairs at the Running Hub if you don’t have one, have misplaced yours, or need a new one.
 
LIFT SHARING
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 me or someone else who can post a request for you.  
 
DIRECTIONS
From M25 J3, follow the A20 towards London (SE), taking the exit signed A224 Orpington/Foots Cray. At the roundabout take the fourth exit (A223). At the next roundabout take the first exit (Foots Cray A221). Parking is in the L&Q Group car park (Post code: DA14 5HU) a short distance down the hill on the right.
Leaving the car park, turn right and walk along Footscray High Street, past Lidl supermarket, turn right into Rectory Lane, past Hope Community School and All Saints Church and use the pedestrian gate into the meadows. 
Note that Footscray Meadows is within the London ULEZ zone. You can check whether your vehicle is compliant on the TFL Website.
VOLUNTEERS
Many thanks to those who volunteered to marshal for some/all of the event. Please report to Race HQ (in the Kent County tent next to the finish area) at 11:30 (half an hour before the first race) where you will be allocated your position.
RACE TIMES
TimeRaceDist
13:20W65+/M70+5 km
14:10Senior Women8 km
15:00Senior Men8 km
See attached course maps for details of course loops (or just follow the runner in front!).
 
CAKE
As always, if you are able to make/bring cake with you it will be very well received 🙂
 
APRES RACE REFRESHMENTS
The Bull Inn, Main Road, St. Paul’s Cray, BR5 3HS. Everyone welcome. Turn right out of L&Q car park. At the cross roads turn left (A224) and follow until you reach the big roundabout under the A20 (Crittals Corner). Follow signs to Orpington and turn left at the traffic lights just before Homebase (Main Road). The pub is at the end of the road on the left. Plenty of parking on the street.  
 
 
See you on Saturday. If you have any questions please let me know.
 
Kind regards
Simon
TWH Men’s XC Captain