Sun 16th Jun 2019
RR10 Race 7, Wednesday 19th June, 7.30pm at Manor Farm Country Park.
Hope to see you there.
Please find information from the organisers below:
Please forward the following information to your members:
Hedge End Running Club has the pleasure of hosting Race #7 of the 2019 RR10 series. This will take
place on Wednesday19 th of June at Manor Farm Country Park, which is on the outskirts of Hedge
End, just off Junction 8 of the M27. The nearest postcode is SO31 1BH.
The drop out clubs are New Forest Runners and also Romsey.
Route: This year we have had to make some changes to the new route we used last year as some of
the paths have been removed. As well as giving you an improved safer route, we have been able to
increase the distance as well as avoid the road crossing, a new gate, and also a very rutted part of
the old route!!! The route is 4.7 miles long with all the usual mix of hills and rough ground. New Route
The course is mainly dry at the moment, although one section in the woods is quite muddy and trail
shoes are recommended. Spikes are not suitable. The dry weather in the Spring has exposed more
tree roots than normal, which we will try and mark wherever possible. There are narrow sections
through the woods and a very uneven section along a bridleway where extra care should be taken.
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. 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.
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. If the weather is
fine, there may also be families picnicking in the Country Park.
We have been promised that the Ladies and Gents toilets in Barnfield will be left unlocked for
The Start and Finish will be in Barnfield
The route is a mixture of grass, gravel paths, trails and bridleways, with muddy sections
through fields and copses and along the riverbank. Tree roots, ruts, large stones, low
branches, posts, steps, bridges and a cheeky incline towards the end are some of our
interesting features. These will be indicated by marshals where possible.
If you have a car, please leave the Country Park by 9pm, the entrance gate for vehicles is locked at 9.15pm • There will be water available at the end of the race however, an effort to reduce our environmental impact, it has been decided not to provide cups so please bring your drink or reusable cup. Please also take any odds and ends plus litter home with yourself to keep the park clean. We look forward to seeing you all next week. Rob & Sheryl