Race 8 – Wilverley Plain

And so we finish another CC6 season.  I hope everyone has enjoyed their running, it certainly seems so, judging by all the feedback.  Thanks today to New Forest Runners, Lymington Tri and Lymington Athletes. This is what you said:

  • I loved Wilverley, definitely my favourite CC6!
  • As usual the marshals were great, as were the cakes!
  • Please pass on my thanks to the organisers. A tough course, but just what a cross-country race should be with something of everything, open flat areas, technical trails and hills with plenty of mud thrown in for good measure. The reward for our efforts was the best post-race refreshments of the series.
  • big thanks to New Forest for hosting us so well, the course was very well marshalled with ever cheerful people, the promise of hot drinks and cakes sped us along the final home trek.  Colleagues thought the muddy course was challenging but like a good technical run.
  • was an awesome course today!!!!
  • Great set of races – Di – our thanks to the organisers!!!
  • That was a great way to finish the cc6 season! Thanks to all of the organising clubs for this race, and anyone else that has been involved across the whole series. See you for the rr10s.
  • I have reports of enthusiastic marshalling, mud, lovely cakes, mud, appreciation of hot drinks, mud and some mud.  A shame that the end of the season is already here but roll on next year!

    I’d like to say thanks to all the Club Results people for their thanks to me!  Much appreciated!


Just in the nick of time, here is the lowdown on Sunday’s race from New Forest Runners:

New Forest Runners
2017 CC6 Wilverley Plain
BH25 5TZ
(Private house – race car parks 500m north)
SU 254 010
8km (approx)
DATE: 6th March 2014
RACE START 0930 Prompt
• From North: Take A35 south from Lyndhurst.
• From South: Take A35 North from Christchurch.
• Turn left onto slip road at Holmsley Tea Rooms,
• Signed “Setthorns”, “Burley Manor Hotel”.
• Turn right onto minor road
• Signed “Setthorns”, “Sway”, “Brockenhurst”.
• Travel east for 2km, over cattle grid, follow road up and left to car parks.
• There is an initial 1 km wide, flat grass run prior to the path narrowing.
• The course consists of grass, gravel track, mud, single track, bog and water
crossings. Spikes are not recommended.
• The course is configured as a single loop.
• The course is owned by the Forestry Commission and is open for public use.
• Please be considerate to other forest users and aware of horses.
• There are limited toilet facilities in the main car park (Please Car share where possible to reduce congestion and needing to use overflow car parks ½ mile away)
• Tea and Cake available afterwards.

New Forest Runners CC6 web