Race Venue : South Side Fairway Valley, Stevenage
Parking : Sailing Centre - Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0BL
This is about 5 mins walking distance away from the start line.
There is another car park off Shephall View, a one-way street accessed from Colestrete - a short walk across the park to the HQ/Start. Stevenage Borough FC are playing at home and therefore the car park at the south end of the Park will be busy.
You must park in the designated car parks and must certainly not park on the access roads, footpaths or verges within the Park.
If you cannot find a parking place in the Park, there is adequate on-street parking in the surrounding roads. Please do not block drives or otherwise inconvenience residents.
Train : Stevenage Main line station (1.75 miles from the start)
Registration : adjacent to the start finish line
Clothing : bring spikes with 12mm and 15mm spikes (decide on the day most suitable to wear)
: you must wear a competition club vest (available on Saturday if you do not have one £12.50)
: please bring the numbers that you wore last time
Arrive : at least between an hour and an hour and a half before your race starts
Changing : changing rooms and showers in the Sailing Club (closes 4.30pm)
Start times and distances
1.00pm U11 boys and girls 1600m
1.15pm U13 boys 3200m
1.20pm U13 girls 3200m
Not before 1.35pm U15 U17 boys 4000m
Not before 1.40pm U15 U17 girls 4000m
The course itself is a start and finish on a grass field, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
There are refreshments available on the day and you are welcome to use the café at the Sailing Centre to buy drinks and refreshments. The organisers however have said “You are not welcome to sit in the café for ages without purchasing anything and/or eating your own food. Please be considerate to the management and potential customers”.
We suggest you bring refreshments with you such as a water bottle and food!