East Yorks XC League – Race 4 Sledmere House
Hosted by Driffield Striders
All RESULTS will be posted here EYCCL RACE RESULTS
XC Location - Sledmere Estate - YO25 3XG
Location and Directions
The cross country is the same location as last year in Sledmere Estate.
Directions can also be found at the Sledmere House website
Parking: There is parking in the grounds of Sledmere which will be signposted from the road marked in red on the map below. There should be plenty of parking in the hall however there is alternative parking in the areas marked in blue. If the main car park is full marshals will direct you to the additional parking, please take the advice of the marshals. To get from the parking to the start there is a small walk back out onto the road, marked by the red arrows on the map, this will be signposted. Please don’t access the start by walking in front of the house as the Sykes family live there and this is crossing their front lawn!!
Toilets: There are toilets at the café next to the main car park (café will be closed) and additional portable toilets at the start. It’s a 5min walk/ 2min run from the toilets by the main car park to the start so please leave enough time. Do not use any part of the grounds as a toilet – this is a private estate and we want to be able to use the course again.
Refreshments: Hot drinks and snacks will be available after the run – please could clubs arrange to bring flasks of hot water to help. Important: This is a private estate and we have permission to use it only on the day. You cannot go and run the course before the day of the race.
Getting to the Start
It is a 1/2 mile walk from the car park, see map below, make sure you use this route to get to the start.
Run in the private grounds of Sledmere estate. There is always a chance that the course will change slightly on the day so please follow the signs and marshals when running. The course is two laps and is either grass or fast chalk paths. Depending on the weather are no very muddy sections and no very steep hills; however there is a long steady climb of more than a mile on each lap. There could be three gates to climb over; however these may be opened on the day. Studded off road shoes or spikes are recommended.
Note: This is a private estate and we have permission to use it only on the day. You cannot go and run the course before the day of the race.