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Merrist Wood

SS 2017/18 #1

Sat 16 September, 2017

Near: Guildford
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Juniors, Schools


Results and Splits
Junior League Ind scores
JL Team standings

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Approach from the A323 at the Fairlands Roundabout, between Normandy and Guildford. Take the exit from the roundabout towards Worplesdon; after 100m turn left into Merrist Wood College. Follow the drive for about half a mile (speed bumps and a few holes!). On approaching the main campus, turn right, signposted to 'Staff and Students Car Park', watching out for runners, and then follow directions from marshals.

Course Information

Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Blue

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 09:30

Start times 10:00 - 11:30

Terrain Description

Not used for 7 years. Mix of college buildings / parkland and adjacent woodland. The woodland has a lot of undergrowth at this tme of year: brambles, nettles, bracken and himalayan balsam. Full leg and arm cover strongly advised.

Dog restrictions

Sorry - no dogs.


Toilets No drinks.


Scale 1:5000

Hazards / Bio-security

  • There are deer in the forest: check for ticks after you run.
  • The woodland has some cases of Acute Oak Decline: please arrive with clean kit, and clean your shoes before departure.
  • There are a few small patches of Giant Hogweed: Avoid!

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Trish Wallis

Planner: Jon Darley

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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