Route 2Nd Manor Farm 5603

Sun 7th Jul 2019


Please come and run in the 2nd to last RR10 race that we are able to compete in this season.

Information received from the organisers below:


Hi all!

Stubbington Green Runners will be hosting RR10 #9 at Manor Farm Country Park on Wednesday 10 July @

19:30. Many thanks to all involved in helping make a switch from Whiteley Woods at very short notice!

Manor Farm is located just off Junction 8 of the M27, and signposted from the Motorway.

The nearest postcode is SO31 1BH.

The drop out clubs are Lordshill Road Runners, Totton Running Club and Southampton Athletics Club.

Route:

For those of you who completed the Manor Farm route a couple of weeks ago, this is a completely

different route so please familiarise yourself with the map below and we will have plenty of marshalls

along the route. The route is 4.5 miles long with a couple of hills, on mainly dry trail routes.

Safety:

The course is very dry at present. There will be a couple of quiet roads to cross which are marshalled, but

there will be very few, if any, cars. There are also a couple of gates, and a couple of smallish fallen trees

which again will be marshalled and pointed out. After the first mile and again after mile 3 there are a

number of exposed tree roots and a couple of stumps which will be marked where possible.

Parking:

As ever, we expect parking to be tight, so please car share as much as possible. There will be no parking

charges for the evening, so there is no need to buy a parking ticket. Please do not park on the access road

outside the Country Park entrance. Follow the road towards the Barnfield Car Park and Marshalls will direct

you. We plan to use the field at the top for parking then use the other car parks as needed. This will

hopefully help avoid congestion with cars attempting to leave the park being blocked by runners arriving.

Please follow the instructions of the Car Park marshals and be aware of traffic while walking along the road

to the start area.

General Notes:

 The start is 19:30 prompt. Please allow time to arrive, park and get to the start.

 We do not have exclusive access to the Country Park, which is popular with dog walkers, cyclists,

and other users, so please be considerate to the local residents.

 The Ladies and Gents toilets in Barnfield will be left unlocked for the race.

 The Start and Finish will be at the same point level with the hut in Barnfield

 The route is a mixture of grass, gravel paths, but mainly trails and bridleways, through fields and

copses and along the river. Tree roots, ruts, large stones, low branches, posts, steps, gates, bridges

and a couple of lovely hills (first at Mile 1 and a final one near the finish) will require you to watch

your step around the course – please pay attention and listen to marshalls who will be at all

important marking and warning points.

 If you have a car, please leave the Country Park by 9.00 pm. The entrance gate for vehicles is locked

at 9.15pm

 There will be water available at the end of the race however, in an effort to reduce our

environmental impact, it has been decided not to provide cups so please bring your drink or

reusable cup.

Our members are also providing cakes and treats so please help yourself post race.

Please also take any litter home to keep the park clean.

After the 4 mile point runners will follow the white and blue arrow route towards the finish. There is no

final lap around the field.