South of Thames 5 Mile XC Race – Beckenham – Sat 25 Nov

Cross Country
Afternoon Harriers
 
The first of the two South of the Thames races (the 5 Mile ‘Teams’ race) will take place this Saturday at Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham. Please find attached a course map. Directions, entry list and race details are listed below.
 
I will be there early to collect 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 entry list below to make sure that you have been entered).
 
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.
 
TWH ENTRIES
Women: Sam DRANGA
 
MenRobin BARWICK, Sam BRIDGER, Richard CRAIG-MCFEELY, Dan FOSTER, George HARRIS, Saul HARRIS, Simon HOLFORD, Alex HOLMES, Geoff HURRELL, Alex JEFFRIES, Ken MACSPORRAN, Kannan MAHALINGAM, Nick PIERCE, Michael PURSE, Duncan RALPH, Colin RICKETTS, Mike RUSSELL, James SARRE, Michael SHARP, Chris WALMSLEY, Danny WINSON, Rob WINTER
 
LIFT SHARING
Please try and share cars where possible from St Johns Sports Centre or catch the train. If you are able to give other people a lift or need a lift yourself, please post a message in the club Facebook group or contact someone else who can post a request for you.  

DIRECTIONS
Beckenham Junction railway station is ca. 10 minute walk from Race HQ. If travelling by car, leave the M25 at junction 4 and travel via Bromley. Allow plenty of time as the approach will be busy! There is a charge for using the car park within the park, and in streets in the LB of Lewisham. Street parking to the West and South West of the park in the LB of Bromley is free, where available. In the past we have found free on-street parking in Foxglove Road around Beckenham Sports Club (BR3 5AS).
 
Race HQ will be located in a marquee close to the Homestead Café in the NW part of the park.
 
Note that Beckenham is within the London ULEZ zone. You can check whether your vehicle is compliant on the TFL Website.
 
START TIME
 
The race starts at 2pm, close to the the Homestead Café.
 
COURSE 
The course consists of two laps on grassland and woodland with some gravel tracks, totalling ca. 5.0 miles. It is suitable for studded shoes or short spikes. 
 
APRES RACE REFRESHMENTS
The Jolly Woodman, 9 Chancery Ln, Beckenham BR3 6NR
 
If you have any questions please let me know otherwise I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
 
Kind regards
Simon
TWH Men’s XC Captain