Oct 05 2017

Mens Cross Country Match 1 – Wimbledon Common 14:00, 14th October

The new Mens 2017/18 Cross Country season kicks off with a local fixture on a pretty flat course.   The details are now up on the Surrey League Website. and listed below.

All matches are free to club members and it really is the more the merrier, as clubs get heavily penalised for having less than 10 scoring runners.  The runs are good fun with a few hundred competitors and no more than 5 miles/7.5 kms  so shouldn’t be too taxing on any races or training runs the next day.  Please try and do a couple this season if not more.   We were 4th last year in the league and be great to go better this year.

New members and cross country novices are very welcome.

Please let david lovell davidplovell@gmail.com know if you are interested or want to find out more.


The Details: 

Hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers & Fulham Running Club (Div 2) / Vets AC & Holland Sports (Div 3 & 4)

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017

Venue: Wimbledon Common

Travelling to venue: The race start & finish area is at Caesar’s Well on Wimbledon Common, close to the end of Sunset Road (SW19 4UL). This is the same venue as for the Oct 2015 division 1 and 2 fixtures.

Please share cars or use public transport where possible. Those travelling by car are encouraged use the free car park at the Windmill (SW19 5NR), about 10 minutes’ walk from the start.

Limited metered parking is also available in the streets on the Wimbledon Village side of Common.

The No. 93 bus runs between Wimbledon & Putney, both of which are served by National Rail. The closest bus stop to the start/finish area is Wimbledon Village War Memorial, which is a 10-15 minute walk away.

Race Times:

Division 3 & 4 (7.5 km, 2 laps) – 2 pm

Division 2 (7.5 km, 2 laps) – 3 pm


The course:

See map on website https://surreyleague.org/slm/match/83/


There are no changing facilities available at the venue, so please come ready to run. Toilets and refreshments are available at the Windmill Tea Rooms (adjacent to the car park mentioned above).

Health and safety:

Runners should exercise care, looking out for tree roots and other trip hazards, muddy areas and any other obstacles.  There is one small concrete bridge with no side rails over a small stream.  The courses will be fully marshalled by club members in yellow hi-visibility bibs.

Members of the public, many of whom walk their dogs or have young children, use the Common extensively.  The Common is a public area – all users have a right to be there and should be respected.

“Alison Jones Medical Service” will be providing first aid cover throughout the time of the races, based at the start/finish area.  The nearest A&E hospital is St George’s Hospital (Tooting), Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QT (020 8672 1255)


The results for Division 2 will be produced by Wimbledon Windmilers

The results for Divisions 3 & 4 will be produced by Vets AC



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