Race 2 – Whiteley

While mud and grass from Fleming Park has hardly had a chance to dry and fall off your muddy trainers, it’s now time for Race 2 on Sunday 1st October. The race starts, as usual, at 9.30am and is hosted by SGR and Netley Abbey Runners – see below for race details.

Before going into the race details, a note on muddy trainers and how get clean ones. Alton Sports, who kindly offered to sponsor trophies for the 2017/18 season (more on that at another time), have  given out vouchers at the last event. These can be redeemed at their store in Eastleigh. In case you didn’t get a voucher, just whisper the code word CC6 to one of their staff in store to take advantage of this great offer.

Finally, here is Sadie’s description of the upcoming race:

The race takes place within Whiteley Pastures and Botley Wood and is an undulating course approx. 4.3 miles long. The anti- clockwise figure of 8 route (small loop then larger loop) starts with a climb uphill and  is a mix of gravel track and technical single track rutted paths. We can almost certainly guarantee an element of mud at some point with tree roots and logs to negotiate along the way. A map is attached.

The woods are still open to the public and their dogs so please be mindful of others wanting to enjoy the woodlands.

There is plenty of free parking (and coffee shops) at Whiteley Shopping Centre and the Post code for your sat nav is PO15 7PD. Marshalls on the day, positioned near the Whiteley Way roundabout, will direct you to the start line which is a 5 -10 minute walk from the shopping centre.

Please be advised the only public toilets available are within the shopping centre – the main ones are by ‘Next’.

We have listened to your feedback and you will be pleased to know that the course starts AND finishes on the main track – no last minute narrow tight turns this year!

When you have revelled in the glory of the finish, enjoy a cake with us at the end supplied by the budding bakers of SGR & Netley Abbey.

Look forward to seeing you all. Enjoy the season!

Sadie (Stubbington Green Runners)

2017 CC6 – SGR Whiteley – Route