Race 5 Instructions

New Forest Runners, Lymington Tri Club & Lymington Athletics

Invite you to Race 5 of the CC6 series. 28th January 2024.

The venue is located around the Holmsley Campsite, BH23 7EQ. What3Words: //surveyors.nuggets.improvise

A map of the route is available on OS Maps.

Please arrive in good time as we are on the West side of Hampshire. Although it is easy access from the A35 and the A31.

The gates to access Holmsley campsite will be open from 08:00am, please follow the directions of the parking marshals. The gates will be closed at Midday, so please do not go off for a Forest walk, otherwise you won’t be able to collect your car till the site reopens in March!

We will be using the campsite for parking and all Club pop up tents and flags. 

There are no changing facilities, but there will be a couple of mobile toilet units.

As this could be monitored by Forestry England, please use the facilities provided.

Please feel free to bring your own cups and drinks, but of course cakes will be provided. There will be bins around, but please ensure any litter is cleared away or taken away.

The course is undulating on mainly gravel tracks but there are sections that contain tree roots or are very uneven/rough. With the amount of rain, we have had there will be standing water and mud. The distance is approximately 8k.

The start is a 5-10 mins walk back to an area where you arrived, where there is plenty of room to spread out. You will set off along the grass for approx. 200 metres, where you will be directed to head right along an undulating rough path, before heading off towards the gates to the Enclosure. There will be marshals along the whole course to direct you in a change of direction, otherwise stick to the main gravel track.

There will be 2 minor road crossings which will be managed by marshals.

The last half a mile brings you back around to a sprint finish along by the entrance to where you parked.

We hope you have an enjoyable run.

Many thanks


Chair, New Forest Runners,