Division 2 Race Instructions

In advance of the race, I had a couple of reminders mainly for the attention of competitors.

As you will know by now, Blackbridge is also the venue for the final Division 2 fixture, so in the apparent absence of viable alternative venues, it is really important that we do everything we can to ensure continued use of this venue.

That means responsible use of the grounds and facilities, so to that end, please could I ask for your cooperation and understanding in the following ways:

1) Be prepared for the course to have to change at short notice. As of mid-December the grounds of Crypt School were saturated, and there has been a significant amount of rain since then. It may not be possible to use the grounds of the school if doing so is going to be likely to lead to serious damage to the school pitches. The forecast for the next few days is for slightly drier and colder weather, which will hopefully help the situation; however, a final call will have to be made later in the week.

2) Although the course passes by the Gloucester AC's athletics track, PLEASE DO NOT GO ON THE TRACK OR USE IT TO WARM UP. The track has recently been installed at significant expense to Gloucester AC, and the club is keen to keep it in top condition.

3) PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON OR DRIVE OVER ANY GRASS AT CRYPT SCHOOL. I have been asked by the school to remind competitors and others involved in the race that cars must not park on the grass leading up to the school as the current state of the grounds means that this would lead to expensive repairs to the grass.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and let me know if you have any questions or need any further information.

Best regards,

Chris