After being widely acclaimed as a fantastic venue for cross-country racing in 2012, the North East Harrier League returns to Alnwick this Saturday, 2nd March, for the 5th fixture of the season.
With only two races remaining, Tyne Bridge currently top Division 2 in the Men’s competition and are still in with a fighting chance of winning the overall Women’s title. But, as usual, the club needs another tremendous show of strength from it’s members.
The senior Men’s race starts at 1:15 with the Ladies setting off some time after 2pm.
Please find herewith travelling and parking details for the event.
NEHL Race 5: The Pastures, Alnwick Castle Estates
Directions to the venue.
FROM A1 South.
Leave the A1 Slip Road at Sign post “Denwick / Alnwick Garden”. (DO NOT take the A1 turn-off signposted “Alnwick”.)
Turn left when you reach the first junction.
Within 500m you will pass Race Pastures entry on your right.
Continue down hill over bridge to Alnwick Garden Car Park on your left.
Charges will be £3.50 in main car park or £2.00 in Overflow Car park per day. (Note. all money goes to Alnwick Gardens, and race organisers – Alnwick Harriers – do not receive a penny. Please car share if possible).
Leave car at park and walk via Denwick Road to Pastures Entry (Approx 500m).
Please follow direction signs and marshal’s instructions
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE MAIN ROAD OR VERGES OF THE DENWICK ROAD
Note that the police will be about on the day and will ticket any cars parked on the grass verges near to the Gardens
Toilets, Limited changing, and Registration are at Baillifgate site of the Duchess High School (NE66 1LX). Any runners who have yet to register for the Harrier League please arrive in plenty of time to ensure you are registered correctly and have enough time to walk back to the race area.
Please note that this is 1 mile from the start/finish area. There will be no race parking in the pastures (except First Aid & Officials).
There are a couple of portaloos being provided near the race start. Please can all runners use these as the Duke and Duchess won’t allow the NEHL back if they see runners doing their business in the woods!
There is ample space for club tents alongside the start and finish.