Venue: Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, Enfield, London EN4 0JZ (please note; because of its size, Trent Park has several different post codes. The one given is the most appropriate and closest to the Cockfosters Road entrance to the Park).
Race Headquarters: Located just beyond “Go Ape”, on the left hand side of Lime Avenue.
Changing facilities: There are no dedicated changing facilities but there are male and female WCs adjacent to the Cockfosters Road entrance car park.
Showers: No showers available.
Course location: The start / finish area is adjacent to the race HQ.
HQ to course walk time: less than a minute
Course Description: Very undulating course on open, rough, lumpy park land. Liable to be soft underfoot throughout. Some exposed tree roots in places, especially along woodland section of course. Suitable for spikes.
Public Transport: London Underground – Cockfosters station is the northern end of the Piccadilly Line. The station is 300 metres to the south of the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park (approximately 5 minute walk). Turn right out of the station, walk north along Cockfosters Road, past the BP Garage (with M&S).
We will be meeting at the front of the eastbound platform at Acton Town at 11:45am, leaving at 11:50am, to catch the Piccadilly Line to Cockfosters.
Parking: Parking is available but is likely to be very limited. Given the proximity of Trent Park to Cockfosters underground station, use of public transport is therefore strongly recommended.
The main car parking facility is at the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park. Alternatively, parking may be available at a private car park close to the Southgate Hockey Centre at the top of Snakes Lane (post code EN4 0PS).
PLEASE NOTE: While both of these car parks will be marshalled, we do not have the resources to constantly monitor the number of spaces available at each one. Therefore, those driving to the event will need to decide which car park to park in and be prepared to drive to the other if the first location is full. Please note this will involve a journey of 2 miles. Please ensure you leave plenty of time in advance to allow for this and follow the directions of the marshals.
Cars must not be parked on any of the roads within Trent Park.
Trent Park closes at sunset, which will be at approximately 16:20. The gate at the Cockfosters Road entrance is usually closed at this time.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD DRIVERS PARK ON THE SURROUNDING ROADS. Anyone parking in local roads will risk damaging our ability to hold future events at this venue.
Directions from major roads:
Cockfosters Road (A111) entrance; approximately two miles to the south of Junction 24 of the M25, on the left hand side, or just over half a mile to the north of the junction of the A111 and A110 (Bramley Road), on the right hand side (sat nav EN4 0JZ).
Snakes Lane car park; located to the north of the A110 Bramley Road/Enfield Road, almost directly opposite Oakwood underground station and close to Trent Park Golf Club (sat nav EN4 0PS).
12:45 Under 11 Boys and Under 11 Girls (1,500 metres approx.)
12:55 Under 13 Boys (3,000 metres approx.)
13:00 Under 13 Girls (3,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:20 Under 17 Men and Under 15 Boys (4,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:25 Under 17 Women and Under 15 Girls (4,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:55 Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women (6,000 metres approx.)
Not before 14:35 Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men (8,000 metres approx.)
Please ensure you wear a white Eagles top.
If you have not run Met League before this year or did not pre-register, please make a note of your EA number ( https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/licencecheck/ )