Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page).
Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced.
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Race HQ for 2019 is at Farnham Leisure Centre. This has been changed from our previous HQ at St. Polycarps Primary School to give us more space. It is an 8 minute walk from Farnham station and 10 minutes from the School so there are no changes to accomodation recommendations. The race itself starts at the trail head of the North Downs Way. Runners will commence the 5 minutes walk down to the race start following the race briefing as we have in the past.The actual race start is a short walk from the school at the start of the NDW trail. Signs will be in place over race weekend indicating the route from registration to the start line.
There is a car park at the northern end of Shalford Park, on the A281/ Shalford Road, which is free at weekends. Crews are advised to Park there and walk the short distance south to where the North Downs Way/ Course cuts across the sports fields. Crews may meet runners east of the bridge over the River Wey, and West of the Shalford Road. Under no circumstances should crews park or crew runners on the Pilgrims Way/ east of that road crossing.
Crews may tend to runners along the ridge of Box Hill/ View Pt. Around the trig point in the clearing and on the trail is best, but between the top of the steps coming from the west and the next set of steps headed east is permitted.
The aid station is situated in the middle of the Wray Lane Car Park. The Car Park is situated at the crest of the hill of a road called Wray Lane and is less than a minute from Junction 8 of the M25. The best way to approach it is to get off at Junction 8 and take the turn off at the roudabout for the A217, then take the first left off of the A217 and Wray Lane is the immediate right hand option off ahead of you. As you drive down Wray Lane there is a turning to the right which leads into the Car Park. Ahead is one way up Wray Lane coming towards you so you should not be able to go wrong.
Crews may park anywhere in Merstham including along Rockshaw Road.
This car park/ location is just off of the NDW trail/ course.
There is a car park behind the village hall.
Parking at Otford Station. Runners may be crewed anywhere on Otford High Street from the roundabout up until the crossing of Pilgrims Way East, 50 yards after the right turn off of Station Rd.
The aid station is in a new location for 2017, at Wrotham Cricket Club - in the pavilion. Crew may park there and attend to runners.
This is approximately 100 metres from the old location on the Village Common.
Crews may park in and tend to runners within the area of the car park. The trail/ courses passes directlly through it. Please DO NOT block the road by double parking. Residents live further up the lane and must be able to travel through the car park unimpeded at any hour of the day or night.
Around 100 metres after the turn off from Wouldham Road, there is a layby on the right hand side of Nashenden Farm Lane, heading south. This is the best place for parking. Here, the course and the NDW are on the road, having emerged from the underpass beneath the M2/ Medway Bridge, and made the left turn in to Nashenden Farm Lane. At the bottom of the road, the course/ NDW turn sharp right to go through the farm.
Leave the M2 at junction 3 and follow the signs for Blue Bell Hill village off the A229. Turn right at the end of the village opposite the public house and the site entrance is on the left.
Runners will make a full lap of the track to finish in front of the Grand Stand. Supporters are invited in to the Stadium to watch their runners finish.