Race 2 – Welwyn – 9/11/2019

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Fixture No: 2
Date: 9 November 2019
Venue: Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
Course and Amenities:

Construction works have now started in the field that we previously used for the Assembly Area and Finish.  We have therefore had to reposition the Finish and alter the course.  New course maps are included with this notice.

The course now passes in both directions adjacent to the Start/Finish area.  This will, therefore, be congested and we ask all spectators to keep clear of this corner.

The Assembly Area has been moved close to the entrance road and the course.  Please be careful and please keep clear of the course.
The park toilets will still be available plus some additional portable toilets.  This is a public park, so please only use the toilets provided.
The course is already very slippery, so you are strongly advised to wear suitable footwear.

Timetable: Because of the change to the course, the U11 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later than previously published at 12:28 and the U13 Boys’ race will start 3 minutes later at 12:43.  Both the U11 Girls’ race and U13 Girls’ race will start promptly.

Orginal Information


Fixture No: 2
Date: 9 November 2019
Venue: Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6DF
Race Headquarters: Adjacent to the building by the playground at the north end of the north car park, close to the Start/Finish.  Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish.
  Refreshments will be available in this area.
Changing facilities: There are no changing rooms, as such.
Toilets are available in the building by the playground.  Extra toilets will be provided nearby.
There are also toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the Park.
Showers: No
Course Location: North Side Stanborough Park – See map
HQ to Course walk time: 20 seconds
Course Description: Start and finish in grassed fields, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
Public Transport: Welwyn Garden City Station (Main Line) 1¼ mile
Parking: There is a fairly large car park on the north side of the Park, adjacent to the course.
There is a very large car park on the south side of the Park, 5 minutes walk to the course.
These car parks are ‘Pay & Display’.  You must display a ticket or you may incur a fine. We have not been able to negotiate a reduced rate.
There is a footpath under the road bridge, providing traffic-free access between the south side and the north side of the Park.
Access to both of these car parks is only permitted from the adjacent side of the carriageway.  If you cannot find a space on the north side, to get to the south side you must drive to the roundabout at the top of the hill and return on the other side of the carriageway.
Directions from major roads: Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4, (after the Hatfield Tunnel).  At the roundabout take the second exit to A414/A6129.  At the next roundabout take the first exit A6129.  At the bottom of the dual carriageway take the second exit out of the roundabout.  The entrance to the car park on the north side is on your left after around 100m. The entrance to the car park on the south side is more or less opposite but you cannot gain access from the left side of the carriageway.
As early arrivers will undoubtedly fill the car park on the north side, you may be advised to go straight to the one on the south side.
Timetable: 12:25 1,700m Under 11 Boys
  Promptly at 12:30 1,700m Under 11 Girls
  12:40 3,000m Under 13 Boys
  Promptly at 12:45 3,000m Under 13 Girls
  Not before 13:00 4,200m Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys
  Not before 13:05 4,200m Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls
  Not before 13:30 7,800m Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women
  Not before 14:35 7,800m Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men
Other information: All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:25) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club.
To be eligible to score, competitors must compete in the correct race for their age group.
Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Safety: Runners are not allowed to wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing.
Competitors and parents of competitors are reminded not to encroach on the course and to be mindful of runners on the course.
Contact Name: Richard Bloom
Contact Tel: 01707 376938

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