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Derby Runner Cross-Country League 26/11/2017 Holly Hayes Woods(Hermitage)

by David Lawrie - 09:52 on 25 October 2017

For more details and up to date information on the Derby Runner Cross Country League races please see the league home page at http://www.derbyrunnerleague.com/


For more information on this race see https://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/fixturesMain.asp?RaceDateID=HHW17

The races are very popular with between 300 and 700 runners turning up to each race, be they juniors or adults. With over 350 cars making there way, parking at these great remote places is always a challange. Please cycle or lift share, at least 3 per car to get in the car park and arrive at least an hour prior to the race start to stand a chance of a car park space.

From the Hermatage Website on November 14th (Please check link above for up to date information)

Holly Hayes XC 



More infoStaged with the kind permission of Friends of Holly Hayes Wood www.friendsofhollyhayeswood.org.uk

Same Venue as 2015

MAIN/OFFICIAL MARSHALLED CAR PARKING is at King Edward VII College/Castle Rock High School reached off both Meadow Lane and Warren Hills Road. Use LE67 4BR on Sat Navs.

In light of increasing numbers, 3 people minimum in a car please.

Additional parking for a few cars at Midland Quarry Products, Leicester Rd. near the northernmost extremity of the course (you pass this in the Hermitage 10K) and Forest Rock Offices, top of Meadow Lane.

Additional street parking along Meadow Lane.

Please allow 10 minutes walk to the start/finish area from MAIN car parking.

Thereafter several roads also border the woods/course with direct footpaths leading from Abbots Oak Dr, Rosslyn Rd, Holly Hayes Rd, St. Bernard’s Rd, Leicester Rd. Not an official endorsement - just telling you what these roads are called. IF you park on these or Rosemary Cres, Peterfield Rd & Tressell Rd then please do NOT block drives or cause inconvenience to residents. DO NOT PARK on Hayes Close

Grid ref for X/C course (not the car parking) is SK443 154

New Tent Area on Hilary Crescent near to start/finish, and just a 2 minute walk from the Pub/Results. Please only drop tents off here and DO NOT PARK – the Paramedics will park up here.

No Toilets available.

Start Times: Juniors 10:30 am Adults 11:00 am

Course details/footwear: 80 metres of tarmac per lap (Adults), some slightly gravelled paths – otherwise grass, and woodland (tree roots, rocks, mud and trail paths) with 1 stile crossing per lap and 5 brook crossing in total for adults.
Junior (2015 course but start/finish nearer to new tent area) Under 10’s 1 lap woodland trail (approx. 1 mile), Under 16’s 2 laps. Loop prior to moving start/finish shown here:


Adults (approx. 6 miles) - 2 large woodland/trail/grass laps described/shown. Slightly more rolling than previous years.



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