RR10 Race 12 IBM Hursley

Winchester & District AC are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 14th August for the last RR10 of the season, it will be a prompt start at 7pm.

There is no drop out club for this race.

Course route
The route is the same a previous years, it is approximately 4.4 miles long and consists of 3 laps. Running is mostly on the grass and on footpaths. The race will start and finish near the clubhouse. It is not suitable for spikes.

Toilets and changing facilities are available in the clubhouse. There is also a restaurant and bar.
There will be water available at the end of the race however please bring your own drink or reusable cup, as cups will not be provided in an effort to reduce our environmental impact. Please also takeany litter with you to keep the park clean.

IBM Address

IBM, Hursley House, Hursley Park Road, SO212JN

Directions by car:
Leave M3 at junction 12, signposted A335 Eastleigh (N)
At roundabout take exit signposted to Chandlers Ford and Otterbourne.
Proceed for 200 metres and at mini-roundabout, turn right down Otterbourne Hill towards Otterbourne and follow this road northward for just over a mile.
At the junction just after the petrol station, turn left at the mini-roundabout down Poles Lane signposted Hursley.
Follow Poles Lane for 2.5 miles and at the junction with the A3090 signposted Winchester (part time traffic lights), proceed straight over into unmarked entrance to Hursley Park (note tree with stone circular seat).

Car Parking
The two entrances into IBM are either side of Hursley village-to the north when approaching from Winchester , to the south from all other directions.
Please use the Southern entrance.
Please follow the signs to car parking within the IBM grounds


IBM Hursley is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Winchester Station.

Finally, a reminder that runners must wear club vests for the RR10s.

RR10 Itchen Valley Country Park – 7PM Start

DATE – Wednesday 31st July 2019
VENUE – Itchen Valley Country Park
START TIME – 7:00pm start gun

1. COURSE – Following the same course as previous years, this RR10 is approximately 4.4 miles, over grassland and forest tracks. The course is mostly dry at the moment with lots of tree roots, two small sets of steps and some uneven going in places. The rabbits have again been busy once again and have provided plenty of holes to negotiate – please take particular care when running in the longer grass. Road shoes are suitable, but if we have unexpected heavy rain between now and race day then trail shoes might be better for some runners.

2. CAR PARKING – A number of car parks are available at the Country Park, but please car share as much as possible as capacity is very limited. The parking fee has been covered by the league and runners do not need to purchase a ticket . Please park only where instructed to by the car parking marshals.

3. HEADPHONES – Headphones are not allowed to be worn during this race. There are several points in the course where it is essential that runners can hear the instructions of the marshals. Runners wearing headphones will be disqualified.

4. CHANGING & TOILETS – will unfortunately be closed at the park by the time runners arrive.
5. OTHER USERS: We do not have exclusive use of Itchen Valley Country Park. Have fun and race hard, but please also be mindful of other users.

6. THE ENVIORNMENT – we ask all runners to car share by speaking with club-mates and organising sharing via
Facebook. Please try to have at least three runners per car
where possible. We also ask that you bring your own
reusable water cup or bottle so we can reduce wastage from our event.

Timetable and Race order for SAC Open 24th July

Attached is the timetable and track running order for the fourth and final SAC open of 2019

If you are coming down to spectate please feel free to offer your help to any one of the 6 field events that will be taking place ask me (if you can find me) or Sara MacDonald-Gray or pop your head into the refreshments cabin to help.

Many thanks


open 4 july final timetable

July Race Seeding


RR10 Janesmoor Pond 17th July

RR10 Wednesday 17th July 2019

Romsey Road Runners will be hosting the RR10 at Janesmore Pond on Wednesday 17th July @ 19:30.

For directions and route map, see RR10 website.

Follow the directions of the marshals at all times. The course is very dry and special care is needed where animal hooves have left hard holes and ruts. There are a couple of fallen trees, these will be marshalled and pointed out, go over them at your own risk, around them is recommended. We have carried out a RECCE the course a couple of time and generally the course is clear and good. At this time of year ticks are present and all runners should check themselves after being in the forest. If bites and rash appear consult your doctor if in any doubt.

It has been very dry and hot weather. Water is available in the finish area, bring your own containers and take your own water with you. There is no water station on the course.

Car parking is in three locations, two at Janesmore Pond at one at Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure (opposite the entrance to Long Beech campsite) about 500m away. Please follow the instructions of the Car Park marshals and be aware of traffic while walking along the road to the start area. As ever car parking is expected to be tight so please car share as much as possible. STRICTLY NO ROAD SIDE OR VERGE PARKING. We are under strict instructions from the Forestry Commission to only use the allocated parking. If we do not our continued use of this facility is at risk so please comply. The parking will be Janesmore parking areas first then the Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure parking so arrive early if you want to avoid the additional walk.

General Notes:
 Please pay attention and listen to marshals.
 The start is at 19:30 prompt. Please allow time to arrive, park and get to the start.
 We do not have exclusive access and the area is popular with dog walkers, please respect other users.
 The route is a mixture of grass and gravel paths, being in the forest there are tree roots, loose wood from fallen branches, ruts, large stones, low branches and a steep gravel climb to the finish.
 There will be water available at the end of the race, however, in an effort to reduce plastic water we will not provide cups so please bring your own reusable cup.

Good News

Couple of items of good news Ollie Bromby got silver in 100m at U23 European Championships missing gold by 00.01
Also at the SAL at Bracknell our team had a convincing victory. Thanks to everyone who competed and please make yourself available for our home match. Richie

European Under 20 Championships

Many congratulations to Lucy-Jane Matthews (100m hurdles) and Amaya Scott ( Heptathlon) following selection in the GB team for the European Under 20 Championships in Boras Sweden 18th to 21st July.Also congratulations to their respective coaches Andy Fisher and Matt Watson. Wonderful news for the club.

Farleigh Wallop 10k Trail Race 29th September 2019

You may have come across Darrel May who for some time worked at Alton Sports and latterly was the CEP Rep for the South . He is a member of the relatively recently formed Hatch Warren Runners and the Race Director for the above race asking if there are any Southampton Athletic Club runners who would like to participate .

The race will start at 9.30a.m , the cost to affiliated runners is £17.00 and the course involves a real mixture of terrains to challenge. Farleigh Wallop is situated close to Basingstoke and the M3 and therefore easily accessible from the Southampton side.

An interesting feature is a King and Queen of the Hill with a £50 cash prize up for grabs.

For further details check out :  farleighwallop10k.co.uk

Saturday 6th July 2019 TRACK IS CLOSED!

Due to a private booking the track is closed between 10a.m and 6p.m on the above date.

In order to maintain goodwill with Active Nation and the local community please do not attend the track. Prior to 10a.m the event is being set up so it is preferable that nobody trains.

River Meon events in Wickham now open for entries

The following River Meon events at Wickham in Hampshire are open:

5k on September 1st – £6/£8. Enter at https://racebest.com/races/2s842

10k on September 1st – £12/£15. Enter at https://racebest.com/races/zqa9

HM on September 1st – £15/£18. Enter at https://racebest.com/races/cw2x2

Marathon on 7th June 2020 – £21/£28. Enter at https://racebest.com/races/4vr3q