Rr10 Startatflemingpark

Mon 3rd Jun 2019


The next RR10 race is this Wednesday 5th June 7.30pm at Fleming Park.

It is the closest race so far (the brand new one on June 12th at Hursley Park will be even closer) so we could really do with a big show of black and gold vests at these two races. Please, please, please come and run. Sun and warm temperatures are forecast. You need to be 15 or over to run so come on and have a go.

Details from the organisers below:

Dear All

Solent Running Sisters and Southampton AC are hosting the 5 th RR10 of the 2019 series. The

event will take place on Wednesday 5 th June at Fleming Park, Eastleigh, SO50 9NL. The race will

start promptly at 7.30pm.

The race meeting point, start and finish lines will be close to the paddling pool at the back end of

Fleming Park, near to Pavilion in the Park.

Here is a link to the course route. It is a 4.5 mile route which includes two laps of the old golf

course. https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4547363.html

Parking

We have permission to use the car park at Places Leisure Centre and there is quite a lot of on

street parking nearby. Please park considerately and car share where possible.

Please do not park in the Pavilion in the Park car park.

Safety

The course is mostly on grassy track (with a few rabbit holes and divots), trail and tarmac. Not

suitable for spikes.

There are low over hanging branches and tree roots, which will be highlighted with tape or by

marshals.

At the top end of the course, a short, steep, downward tarmac slope with loose gravel and metal

motor cycle barriers is particularly hazardous and needs to be negotiated with caution.

There are a couple of very narrow pinch points on the route please be patient through these

sections and remain courteous to other runners

In order to squeeze enough miles into a small area, the course has a lot of tight turns and a busy

junction where, after the second loop, the route divides, please pay attention to the route markings

and marshal instructions.

The park is popular with dog walkers, cyclists and young people so please be mindful of this whilst

running. Do not run on the gravel cycleway, unless directed to do so by the marshals.

Toilets

The toilet block next to the Start area should be open and there are a few toilets available on the

outside of the Blackbird cafe, part of the Pavilion in the Park building.

Water

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

environmental impact, it would be good if you could bring your own drink or reusable cup.

Looking forward to cheering you all on.

Best Regards

Sue Leith (SRS), Jon Ward (SAC)