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Kent XC League Stanhill Park

Just a few quick points about the venue being used on Oct 15th.

Please encourage as much car sharing as possible, and certainly no parking on grass banks in front of people`s houses. The farm had some complaints about this last year, so we must park sensibly.

This is not a school or a park, which have become our staple venues, but a working farm and business. Toby and Max who run the farm, have been fantastically positive and helpful in allowing us to use the farm, even to the extent of cutting grass along some of the tracks being used. But it is a business, and they stress that we must all respect the fact that it is a working farm, and keep to the tracks only.

The Maize Maze is out of bounds, and crops must not be picked.

The large stack of straw bales must not be climbed on.

Also the Farm Shop car park must not be used by runners, we will have marshals for parking.

The tracks being used will run through fields of crops, which are amongst the products on sale in the award winning Farm Shop. Check out their website. They will be catering for hot and colds drinks, and some snacks in the area near the HQ. There is also a stall in the main yard which sells Gourmet Sausages.

There is a sizeable car parking area on grass, and half a mile away is Summerhouse Drive estate, which has plenty of scope for street parking. There will be a £1 charge for the car parking. Club tents will have a designated area close to the start/finish.

There are no changing facilities, and we will be using portaloos.

The course is the same as last year, with the start having been moved slightly. The course is relatively flat, but the tracks can become testing if wet, and will provide plenty of alternative racing lines.

Good Luck to everyone, we will see you there. Please allow plenty of time before your race.