Jan 05 2016

Mens Cross Country Match 3 – 16th January Oxshott Woods 14.30

Oxshoot woods

Barnes Runners are ideally positioned in the league top 5 ahead of Match 3 (out of four) of the season after a sterling effort on a rain drenched, wind battered Epsom racecourse by a record 12 Barnes Runners. Results can be found here for Match 2.

Match 3 is in the delightful surrounds of Oxshott Woods (which may be snowy and frozen as per the image, but equally possibly will already be covered in daffodils and bluebells if the mild so called “winter” continues.  We will be looking for a full strength squad of up to 20 runners  to help our meteoric rise up the league table, (and need 10 as an absolute minimum) so please let David Lovell (davidplovell@gmail.com) or Josh Ord-Hume know if you can make it in person or on email, or fill out the form below

We welcome any new runners, or friends and family. Further details below.

There will certainly be a nice country pub nearby for a post match debrief.

NB on the very same day there is a ladies match in Priory Park, Reigate.


Match location: Oxshott Heath, Oxshott, Surrey, KT22 0TA (approx post code). Host for this event are Elmbridge Road Runners and Epsom Odd Balls.

Parking: Oxshott National rail station KT22 0TA (free parking on Saturdays)

Start times:  Senior Mens Race 14:30.

Changing and Showers: There are no changing facilities.

Toilets: Until 14:00 at Oxshott National rail station.

Course: The course starts on a wide grassy area but quickly narrows to a (three person width) bridleway. Fast runners are urged to establish an early lead in the first 75 meters. The course then meanders through a mixture of bridle ways, single track paths until you reach a sharp hill. Marshalls will urge you to stay right as you climb the hill. There are several sharp bends. The course continues along wider paths until 100 meters to the end which narrows to a single path track until the wide start/finish area. The course consist of three laps with a total distance of 5.1 miles.

The course will be marked using tape and flour.

Start Area: 1 minute walk from Oxshott National rail station Car Park (signed).

Footwear: The course is on grass. It is generally firm underfoot with just the occasional muddy wet area and is suitable for off road shoes, spikes or studs.

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David Lovell