Crew/ Pacers for 2020 only - runners are limited to a maximum of 2 crew people and/or 2 vehicles at any one time on course. Eg. Runner may have two members from their household/ bubble in one vehicle, or two separate crew people each driving one vehicle each. Only one vehicle per runner at a crew location at one time.
Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed or supported 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).
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 park anywhere in Merstham including along Rockshaw Road.
This car park/ location is just off of the NDW trail/ course.
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.
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.
Crew may park anywhere within Hollingbourne Village but must take care not to disturb residents or block driveways. The Dirty Habit Pub is on the course itself, with runners coming off of the trail on Upper Street, heading down the road for a short distance, and making the left turn at the junction passing between 'Sheds & Shelters' & the Dirty Habit, before continuing on down the road.
Crews may tend to runners anywhere on the road section through Charing, from the emergence of the course on to Pilgrims Way in the west (adjacent to Twyford/ Reeves Cottage) across the busy road junction with Charing Hill and as far as the end of Pilgrims Way road in the east where it returns to trail.
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.