Race 7 Instructions

Itchen Valley Country Park – Sunday 10 March 2024 – 9.30am
Eastleigh, Hedge End and Itchen Spitfires look forward to welcoming you all to the final CC6 of the season, to be held at Itchen Valley Country Park, SO30 3HQ on Sunday 10th March 2024. Start time 9:30am.

The route is one large lap and one medium lap and comes in at around 4.7 miles. The trails are mainly grass, gravel path and woodland path and trail shoes are highly recommended. There are a number of rabbit holes and tree roots around the course, as well as the odd puddle and patch of mud so please be careful. The park is open to the public and we do not have exclusive use.

Therefore, please be aware of the potential for non-runners on the paths we are using. The route will be well marshalled, with all turns being manned and tape will be used to mark the way in-between marshal points. Please note that as well as the tail runners, there will be several marshals running amongst the back of the field ensuring no runners feel isolated. We have been asked to remind runners that headphones should not be worn during the race.

There is plenty of parking at the country park but please be aware that you need to pay for parking. Payment machines are available in all car parks and accept cash, credit card or can be paid for using the Ringo App. The Ringo number for this is 4910, we suggest downloading the app in advance. All car parks are to be used, we will cone off any spaces that are reserved.

Please follow marshal instructions and be patient as cars may stack up. This doesn’t mean the car parks are full, just that some of them are quite small and it takes a bit longer to manoeuvre into the spaces. There is strictly NO parking on the verges and NO parking on the road outside the country park.

IVCP are very supportive of CC6 and RR10 but upsetting the local residents could jeopardise this support and future events. Please car share where possible to reduce the number of vehicles. There is also bicycle lockup facilities near Go Ape.

The start and finish are in the main field next to Go Ape. This is the same field used for Itchen Valley Parkrun. You will pass the cafe on your left, then carry straight on to the main field. Water and cakes will be available at the finish, but please bring your own cups and please take away your litter. There are ongoing works at the park and the toilets are currently situated in the portaloos across from the café. The café will be open from 10:00 for post-race refreshments. Club tents can be located in the Start / Finish field. Have a great run!