Cross Country Fixture 1 (GP6)

Next weekend, Saturday 10th October, brings with it the start of the new Cross Country season. Fixture one is also the sixth instalment of the club Grand Prix season – so a chance for you to earn points for both your club and yourself!

Many of you have already said you’ll turn out for the club, including a number of new runners – this is great news! The club would strongly encourage all runners, of all abilities to come along to these fun events. Not only is it rather different to the usual road races, you’ll be well supplied with tea and cakes too.


If you would like to run and haven’t yet stated an interest, please do post up on the forum or Facebook and let the Captains know. Men’s Captain is Moustafa Fawzy and Ladies’ Captain is Ann Bath. 

Moustafa can be contacted on moustafafawzy [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com or on the Facebook event or via the forum thread

Ann can be contacted on madshus [ at ] btintnernet [ dot ] com and again also via Facebook or the the forum thread


Details are as follows…


Men’s 2XU Surrey League Div 3 and 4 XC Match 1
Roundshaw Downs – 10th October 2015

Hosted by Collingwood AC and Tadworth AC


Men’s race is at 3:00pm – 4.85 miles
Ladies’ race is at 12:00pm – ?? miles


Changing/Toilets: there are no changing facilities but toilets are available at the Collingwood HQ, Croygas Sports and Social Club, Mollison Drive, Wallington SM6 9BY – approximately 2 minutes walk from the start. There is also a Virgin Active gym adjacent to the start so anyone who is a member may wish to bring their pass to use facilities there.


There is a Streetmap page detailing the start which can be viewed online


Parking: There is uncontrolled parking on most local side roads, eg those highlighted on the map on p3 – Link Lane, Hannibal Way (except the final 100m), and Imperial Way. All these are within 1 – 3 minutes walk of the start. NB there is no right turn into Mollison Drive from Stafford Road, approaching from Wallington, and Link Lane is one way at either end. Link Lane can only be accessed from Redford Avenue via Mollison Drive or Stafford Road.


Public Transport: the nearest rail station is Waddon. Buses 154, 157, S4, 455. The 157 bus stops on Stafford Road, and all others on Mollison Drive.


Course: all grass/trails, suitable for road/trail shoes or spikes. There are some exposed tree roots, overhanging branches and rutted sections. Some parts may become muddy or waterlogged in the event of rain. The course is 2 laps, 4.8 to 4.9 miles. The start/finish is accessible by footpath from Mollison Drive, or Hannibal Way/Imperial Way.


Refreshments: There is a café in Mellows Park, Stafford Road, about 5 mins walk from the start. They also have toilets and there is a small car park