3rd Match Chiltern XC League 2019/20
Stopsley Common, St Thomas’s Road, Stopsley, Luton LU2 7UX
Saturday 7 December 2019
We very much hope those members not running for Hertfordshire or their school this weekend, will be making the short trip to Luton for the 3rd Chiltern League match. If you haven’t taken part in the Chiltern League this season or registered, please do so by clicking here.
Please plan to arrive one hour before your race time. Course maps and timetable can be seen by clicking here.
Luton AC have had problems with the local council and the landowners this year and are unable to use the more challenging hilly parts of the course for the longer races – which may please some of you! Consequently, most of the courses have altered from last year.
Anyone who inadvertently took their number home at a previous match please don’t forget it. If you have lost it, washed it or the dog has chewed it then please arrive extra early and bring £3 in change.
As always friends and family may also run for a charge of £5 if they are not members of UK Athletics. I think we still have some volunteer marshalling and registration spots to fill – so please email if you can help.
Portable toilets are provided as well as male and female changing and showering facilities in two pavilions. Please pitch tents in the area adjacent to the finish funnel. Refreshments will be available in the middle pavilion. St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.
Parking will be on hard standing within the park or at Stopsley High School opposite the entrance to the common. The large new car park at the school has coach parking and is only 100m from the start and is recommended to avoid the narrow roads in the park particularly if you intend to leave early. Gates shut automatically at 4.30pm. Please avoid parking at the swimming pool.
Routes to the common
From the M1 – Leave the M1 at J10 and follow the signs to the Hitchin. Crossing the traffic lights on Airport Way, take the right-hand lane, sign posted Hitchin (A505). At the fourth round- about turn right, keep to the left and take the next left into Stopsley village. At the War Memorial turn left into St. Thomas’s Road and follow through to the common entrance.
From Hitchin (A505) – Turn right off the A505 into Stopsley Village. At the War Memorial turn right into St. Thomas’s Road and follow through to the common entrance.
From Bedford (A6) – Approach Luton town centre, turn left into Stockingstone Road (cricket ground in front of you). At the top of Stockingstone Road filter left onto Hitchin Road. Follow Hitchin Road to the round-about keep to the left and take the next left into Stopsley village. At the War Memorial turn left into St. Thomas’s Road and follow through to the common entrance.
Results should be available by noon on Sunday on the Chiltern League website. Please contact us if any queries.
Hope you enjoy the day. Fiona, Deborah, Steve, Adrian & James