Monday, 29 October 2012

ROUND 1 - LAUDER, 4th November 2012.

The following details have been recieved from the organizing club (Lauder)....

1) Registration is at our new HQ in the park. Registration is from 10.30 am. Please bring the correct money £12/£6 to make the process easier. Entry forms downloaded and pre filled in will also speed the process. Please remove all muddy footwear before entering the building. The junior race starts at 11.30 prompt and the senior event as near to 12.00 as we can. Please plan your journey accordingly remembering that this will be the busiest day for registration
2) Parking
Our new venue has ample parking which you can access as below. Use the car park/the school car park/ and the on street parking opposite the houses on the access road and do not block in the residents. In the unlikely event that the street fills up use the car parking in the village. It is a very short walk to the park and registration past the primary school entrance. We will not be supervising Car Parking so you are all responsible for your conduct. The police have been informed of the arrangements. The Park is now closed to all vehicules so please do not attempt to enter this area. (apart from The Red Cross)
Access to Car Parking Area.
From the south
Go through the village and at the war memorial (opposite Lauderdale Hotel) turn left up the road to Stow then first left (signposted school). Parking is as detailed above.
From the north
Go past the Petrol Station then turn right at at the war memorial (opposite Lauderdale Hotel) turn right up the road to Stow then first left (signposted school). Parking is as detailed above.
The Course
DUE TO SMALL TARMAC SECTIONS AND A STONEY SECTION NEAR THE END THE COURSE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SPIKES. Trail shoes and off road shoes are ideal. The course is muddy and includes some testing uphill sections and some fast flat and downhill sections with the odd stream crossing and gate jumping thrown in for good measure. The course is well marked and their will be around 10 Marshals on the course. You must obey their instructions. The marshals have been provided by a new mother and baby group in Lauder and are all volunteers and we are delighted that they will be supporting our event. All runners enjoy the event at their own risk. The Red Cross will be in attendance to supply first aid cover.
There is limited changing and ample toilet facilities at the start and finish. There will also be hot and cold refreshments available before, during and after the event which is not included in your entry fees and all monies taken for refreshments will be used to help support Lauder Junior Football Club. There are also excellent food outlets in Lauder itself. I would ask that all rubbish is removed by runners and supporters and that you all muck in to restore the park to its usual condition. All muddy footwear must be removed before entering the premesis.
And finally
Now I have covered all the domestics on behalf of Lauderdale Limpers and the Winter XC organising group I would like you to come and enjoy our series of friendly competition and savour the six different courses on six very different venues and terrain. A great deal of invisible work has been done during the summer to make this possible and we are looking forward to a great winter series.
Please check [this] website before leaving for each event especially in the event of inclement weather. (Though a healthy dose of common sense and a quick check of the BBC weather/travel site wouldn't go amiss either - ed.)

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