Round 4 of the Essex Cross Country League for this Saturday the 14th January. We need as many people taking part as possible please to ensure another strong showing in the team categories.
Braintree and District Athletics Club are pleased to welcome you to Great Notley Country Park as we host the latest Essex Cross Country League races
Address: Great Notley Country Park
Directions: The park is only accessible from the north bound dual carriageway A131 towards the A120 (Braintree).
If coming from Chelmsford area, when you go over the roundabout at Tesco’s the entrance is on your left a few hundred metres away. If approaching from A120 (Braintree) then follow the dual carriage way A131 .You will pass the park on your right hand side but you need to turn back on yourself at the next roundabout(Tesco’s)
Our event follows the usual Saturday morning Parkrun so the car park may be quite busy as people come and go.
Parking : For ecological, financial and space reasons please try to car share. We cannot get a concession on the parking fees. Car parking is by ANPR cameras and payment can be made at the machines before you leave .The summer overflow car park will not be open. It is possible to park for free on the Great Notley housing estate(but don’t say I said) and walk through the underpass adjacent to the park. If you choose to do this please park considerably. There is also free parking at Tesco’s ( subject to usual conditions so please check this if you choose to park there) If you do choose to park at Tesco there is a crossing by the roundabout which is opposite a pedestrian entrance to the park. Please do not walk along the dual carriageway.
Footwear : The courses are generally grassy, hilly in parts ,likely to be slippery and in parts muddy. Parts of the course, in in particular the longer races ,are on firm gravel paths. Please bear this in mind when selecting your running shoes.
Race Times :
10.30 U13 Boys & Girls 3km
11.00 U15 Boys & Girls 4km
11.30 U17 & U20 Women 5km
12.00 U17 Men & Senior Women 6km
12.45 U20 Men & Senior Men 8.5km
Facilities : There are changing rooms and toilets below the Discovery centre building. These are accessible from the back of the building.
There is a lovely café at the front of the Discovery Centre building and we encourage you to use it as a café but this café is a separate business to the park and is not a changing room or facility to keep warm before your race. Can I kindly ask that you DO NOT use the café to get changed in or hang around in as this can cause friction between concerned parties