Please note that our first Minors Open Meeting on Sunday 5th April has been cancelled. We hope that the June meeting will go ahead as planned at Woodside Stadium.
The Junior Challenge and Year 5 Watford & District Cross Country Final, but due to take place on Saturday 28th March in Cassiobury Park have been postponed. A new date is yet to be decided, please keep checking the website for updates.
A massive congratulations to Scarlett Gammell who is now the National Indoor Athletics Champion in the Under 17 60m Hurdles. In her first year as an Under 17 she beat a strong field in Sheffield with a time of 8.74. In the semis she won in 8.81 and in her heat she ran an 8.68 to take her to the top of the UK rankings.
The Chiltern Cross Country League – Match 2 – Saturday 9th November
The Teardrop Lakes fixture is also incorporating the “British Cross Challenge” Race 2, which is a prestigious event attracting top cross-country runners from around the Country. There is also a match between RAF and Oxford University within our senior races. The venue is being used for the sixth time and primarily selected because of available parking at the nearby National Bowl. It is absolutely essential that all athletes use this parking facility which is only a 5-10-minute walk from the course and does not
involve crossing any roads.
Venue: Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes(with grateful thanks to the “Milton
Keynes Parks Trust”).
Parking: Do NOT use the postcode for “The National Bowl”, do NOT use the “Car Auctions Parking”- use the official travel instructions and park as signed opposite MK5 8PA on H7 Chaffron Way. There are hundreds of free spaces at Car Park and it is a very short walk to the course, which does not involve crossing any roads. An alternative may be to travel by train to MK Central Station as it is only a 10-minute walk from the station again with no roads to cross.
Changing: There will be a marquee available for changing in case of bad weather, and therewill also be portable toilets adjacent to the start/finish areas.
Refreshments: A retail refreshment van will be available for food and drink.
The Start: The start line and finish lines are adjacent to the main Club Tent area.
The Course: This is an essentially flat grassland course with a couple of short but steep hills.
Timetable: Due to the layout of the course and large fields with the Cross Challenge athletes, the Timetable has been adjusted at this fixture in order to avoid as much as possible,overlapping the previous race. The timetable is as normal until the last three races which will all be 10 minutes later than the standard timetable.