Thames Valley Triathletes XC - Sunday 4th February 2024 @ 11am

Thames Valley Triathletes are excited to welcome your club members and supporters to our cross-country race in Warren Heath by kind permission of the Forestry Commission.

Date 4th February 2024

Time 1100hrs

Address: St Neots Preparatory School, St Neot's Rd, Eversley, Hook RG27 0PN.

Run location: (Warren Heath Forest, Bramshill)


Car sharing is essential as the school has limited car parking. Please don’t use the car park opposite the event start as this will be needed for event support, first aid and is also open to the public.

We will be asking for a £2 donation for our charity this year which is Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue. This would be gratefully received thank you.

Porta toilets and urinals

Available in the school car park on route to the run location.

The walk from the school to the run location takes about 15 minutes, please allow yourselves time for this. The route will be signed.

Please take care crossing the main Bramshill Road as it is fast and busy.

Team camps

To be located near to the W3W above, please don’t block the initial access road as this will be needed in the case of an emergency.

The course is roughly the same as previous years and after a short loop to begin with it is then ONE LARGE LOOP around the forest. Total distance approx. 9.5km = 5.9 miles = 100m elevation gain, on a mixture of hard & soft trails through woodlands. Not suitable for spikes.

All runners will take a token and must be attached to a participating club whether through membership or being a guest.

Food and hot drinks

Provided at the school after. We do have an indoor space for food, but please be considerate with your muddy footwear. Please bring your own plates and cups and food is consumed at your own risk.

There will be first aiders in attendance, who will be able to access the majority of the course by vehicle. If you need assistance please find the closest marshal and ask.

Dogs - Well-behaved dogs are welcome to spectate however must be on a lead at all times.

This event and route been approved by the Forestry Commission and we must abide by their rules. Please stick to the course route to avoid jeopardising forest regeneration and to avoid ground nesting birds.

Please be considerate to members of the public (including horses and riders) who will also have access to this course.

Best wishes


Handy Cross Runners XC – Sunday 21st January 2024 11.00am

Handy Cross Runners is pleased to welcome your club members and supporters to our cross-country race in Bradenham Woods by kind permission of the National Trust.

From junction 4 on the M40 take the A4010 signposted towards Aylesbury. Turn right into Bradenham Woods Lane at the Red Lion. At the top of the lane turn left onto New Road, the parking is further along on the left. The post code is HP14 4UW.

Parking - please note this is different to previous years
Car parking is in the RAF visitor car park with a small amount of additional parking further along. The car park is fairly small so please car share, single occupancy cars may be turned away. Alternative car parking can be found in the National Trust car park or along the road in Bradenham. This is about a mile from the start. Please avoid using the residential streets in Naphill.

Start / Finish
The food and tent area is on a hard standing area within the RAF base. You won’t be able to peg tents or flags into the ground. Please bring weights if you wish to put these up. Toilets will be provided in this area should you need them. Any kit can be left at the finish area at your own risk. The start/finish is about 400m down into the woods, so please ensure you leave enough time to get to the start.

Race Administration
We will be using discs again this year. Please ensure that you record each of your runners’ finishing positions on your sheets and return the discs to us with the completed sheets.

The course is the same as in previous years except you will come up the main track at the end, with the finish being further uphill than in previous years, making the course even harder! The course is roughly 5.7 miles in length. It is suitable for spikes but there are short sections where the paths are quite hard and stony.

Best wishes
Handy Cross Runners

Reading Roadrunners - Sunday 7th January at 11am

Reading Roadrunners will once again be hosting their event at Ashenbury Park, Tippings Lane, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4RX.

The course will be the same as in recent years - 2 laps mainly on open grassy ground, plus a trail through the woods. No huge hills, rivers or bogs but it will be strength-sapping in wet conditions. The course can get very muddy in winter, so a change of socks and shoes is highly advisable.

The total distance is around 5.2 miles, and there are opportunities for runners to see and support their friends and teammates as they pass each other in the various short two-way sections.

We do not have sole use of the park, and there may be dog walkers or other members of the public around the course.

The club tents/flags area will be near to the race start/finish.

All finishers will be handed a token. Please take this to your club reps.

Parking will be slightly different this year, and car-sharing is strongly advised. In the first instance free parking will be available at Willow Bank School, Duffield Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4RW, around 500m from the race venue. Once this is full, participants should use Headley Road Pay and Display Car Park, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4JA, where charges will apply (£1 per hour). This is around 1.2 miles from the race venue, so be sure to allow extra time to walk or jog to the start. Please do not park on local residential roads or the future of our event could be jeopardised.

Portable toilets and urinals will be available at the race venue. There are also public toilets in the Oakwood Centre, opposite Headley Road Car Park.

An external First Aid provider will be in attendance.

Refreshments will be located in the Ashenbury Park Car Park. Please bring your own cups and plates.

Good luck and enjoy!

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