Race 3 – Dibden Inclosure

It’s CC6 time again this Sunday, 5th November, 2017! The upcoming race at Dibden Inclosure (Beaulieu Road) is hosted by Hardley Runners who provided the detailed race info below. Hopefully we will see many of you out in the forest for a 9:30 am start.

Course (see course map)
There is a slightly different route this year. It is a single lap of approximately 4.7 miles with a mixture of grass, gravel and muddy tracks (and some hills) around Dibden Inclosure, map attached.

Parking (see parking map)
As parking is limited here we request that you car share wherever possible.

Parking on the tracks of the Inclosure (SO42 7YR) is particularity limited and therefore this will be reserved for those who car share to the event. NOTE: If parking here please relocate your car to the car park if you plan to stay on after the race.

Parking before the race is not permitted in the Dibden Inclosure car park as this is used by other members of the public.

Further parking is available a few minutes walk from start on Nash Road, West Road and North Road in Dibden Purlieu and in a public car park on Oak Road (SO45 4PH). See the attached map showing parking locations. There have been some issues around parking for events held here before and so I ask that you stick to these areas and park considerately (e.g. do not block driveways). There is a traffic light crossing to take you across the main road and into the starting area.

There are no toilets or showering facilities available.

As with all the forest courses, please be aware that there will be other members of the public using the area, dog walkers and horse riders etc. so please show courtesy.

Please listen to the marshals out on the course as they will be alerting you to obstacles such as uneven ground, roots, etc.

It has been pointed out to me that the Redbridge Flyover leading out of Southampton will be closed from 8 pm on Saturday 4 November to 5 am on Monday 6 November (see map of affected area).

Due to this it may be best to advise runners to use the M27 and leave at junction 2, then follow the A326 south to Dibden Inclosure. More details of the closure can be found here:


Best Regards,

Simon Ibbotson (Hardley Runners)