Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The National XC championships will take place at Wollaton Park, Nottingham in February. This is probably the most important cross-country event on our calendar, and we encourage all members to take part. As the venue is some distance away, transport will be arranged by the club, and entry to the event will be funded by the club.
A list will be put up on the club noticeboard – your name MUST be on the list by Thursday 19th December, as these entries have to be submitted many weeks in advance of the competition.
This is the schedule for the day:-
Feb 25 all-day
This is an important event in the cross-country calendar – we encourage all of our athletes to enter. Free transport will be provided – please indicate on the entry form (on club noticeboard) whether you’d be interested in a place on the team coach. If you can’t make the club but would like to be entered, please email or text me using the details given above.
Timetable of events
There will be two entrances in use for cars.The main entrance on the day will be accessed off Middleton Boulevard (NG8 1BT) and the directions to this gate are as follows:-From the West, M1 Junction 25 follow A52 into Nottingham for 3 miles.At Priory Island (Toby Inn), continue straight on A52, Wollaton Park is on your left and the University of Nottingham is on the right for 3/4 mile until you reach the Nottingham Ring Road. At the island bear left signed Mansfield A60 / M1 North onto the slip road for A6514 ring road for 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off the slip road and will be signed.
From the South, M1 Junction 24 take A453 for 6 miles into Nottingham passing Trent University Campus on the left. ¼ mile after NTU, downhill, straight on at the next major cross road / traffic lights. After 200 yards get in right hand lane. The road rises and curves left and merges with A52 over CliftonBridge / River Trent following main ring road signed M1 North / A60 Mansfield. 400 yards further on Showcase Cinema is on the left. Get in middle lane which leads onto the flyover and goes over the flyover in the left lane. University on the left, QMC hospital on the right.Exit left up A52 slip road and get in middle lane at Island. Straight on over island and back onto slip road for 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off the slip road and will be signed.
From the East A52 as above from Clifton Bridge.From the North M1 Junction 26 follow A610 into Nottingham for 3 miles. Turn right onto A6514 ring road signed Derby A52 / Birmingham A453. After 1 mile follow ring road around “Crown” island (Crown Pub on right) follow ring road a further ½ mile and bear left up slip road for A52, right lane, U turn round island and go back down slip road 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off slip road and will be signed.
Alternatively…Early arrivals and all “Club Tent Permit” holders can go to the usual “Main Entrance” on Wollaton Road which is well sign posted off the A609 Ilkeston Road, (NG8 2AE). This will only remain open to cars for a limited time until the lower car parks are full (Estimate 10am). After this all cars must go to the Middleton Boulevard gate as above.
Note: There are major road works on all of these approach roads and delays will be inevitable as the day progresses. Also the entrances to Wollaton Park are relatively narrow and given the volume of traffic predicted there will be delays again due to slow moving traffic. Please arrive early and allow plenty of time. A453 from M1 Junction 24 – road widening – 6 milesA52 from M1 Junction 25 – road works to accommodate new tram link – 1 mileA6514 – road works – layout improvement 1 mile From A610 – 1 mile. Please check the ECCA or Notts AC websites prior to travelling for last minute information
. The Car Park fee for the day is £5.00. Parking immediately outside the park and surrounding streets will be prohibited. Cars parked illegally will be lifted and taken to the Nottingham City Council compound. Coaches / Minibuses should use only the Main Entrance on Wollaton Road (NG8 2AE) (off Ilkeston Road A609) and show “parking permit” clearly in windscreen to assist stewards and prevent queuing on the road. No permit No entry. Public Transport From Nottingham Railway Station walk 200 yards to Broad Marsh Bus Station. The Trent Barton “Indigo” bus leaves every 10 minutes. Get off at Queens Medical Centre, walk 100 yards uphill to traffic island turn right along the left hand side of Middleton Boulevard for 100 yards to Wollaton Park gates and follow signs. There are also Nottingham City Transport buses numbers 30, 35 and 36 which leave Victoria Bus Station (10 minute walk) and stop outside the Wollaton Road (Main) entrance.
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