Race 6 Instructions

WADAC, Running Sisters and Southampton AC invite you to Race 6 of the CC6 race series at Badger Farm Sunday 11 February 2024, 9:30am start.

Directions: The race HQ and meeting area is on Whiteshute ridge at the orientation table (OS Grid Ref: SU465275, What3Words: //riverside.shorts.replying).

Please use public transport if you can, or car share where possible and park at Pitt Road park and ride which is free on Sundays (Romsey Road Winchester, S022 5PR) and is a 15-20 minute walk from Badger Farm Sainsburys.

On this occasion the race organisers have not been given permission to park at Sainsburys. Do be aware there is a 2 hour time limit to park there and is for customers only.

The access to Whiteshute Ridge is between the Community Centre and the rear of the supermarket. There are steps down, follow them which turns into a muddy trail up onto the ridge (a 5-minute walk).

The facilities at the Community Centre and Sainsburys/Starbucks are for customers only.

Course: The course is approximately 5 miles long. There is a mixture of grass, mud, chalk and limited tarmac. We strongly recommend trail shoes. The course starts with a loop on the ridge, a single long circuit behind Olivers Battery and finishing with another modified loop on the ridge, culminating with a climb back to the finish. Expect the
usual hazards of tree roots, uneven trails and low hanging branches.

Course changes may be made in the event of adverse weather in the days before the race.

Cows: We will be starting in an enclosed area which is very likely to have cattle on the day. The White British Cattle are friendly enough but be mindful of them. Our marshals will be at all the gates onto and off the enclosed fields, their job will be to make sure you are safe AND ensure the cows don’t try to leave their field.

It is a short walk from the race village to the start so runners will need to start walking down at 9.25am and we may need to modify the start on the day due to unexpected cattle movement.

Be aware that there may well be other members of the public using the area, dog walkers and horse riders etc. please show them courtesy.

If you are not feeling well or have been in contact with anyone who has had Covid-19 then please do not attend the event.

While we will be supplying water at the end of the race we encourage you to bring your own drink and reusable cup to the race.

And finally, we ask that you do not litter and take your rubbish home with you.

Thank you

Winchester & District, Winchester Running Club, Running Sisters & Southampton AC