Runners turn up at the Altcar
Training Camp Base they will be directing to parking by the site
security. Sat Nav can be a little hit and miss so it may be best to put
in directions for the Hightown Hotel, Lower Alt Road, L38 0BA which is near to
the site entrance. The entrance is clearly sign posted so should be easy
to find from there. There is currently a new housing development going up
on the road leading into the site.
Spikes would be
suitable because of the parts on road at the start.
The military will give a brief
site briefing at their Sports hall and show us a large map of the route which
will be well sign posted and have markers for each kilometre. The Army
use this route on their yearly cross country schedule and have given good
It looks great if not
challenging! The course is a full 10km trail, no loops and all situated
on private MOD property. It takes in various terrains, including a small
amount of road, grass and wooded trails. As you are in Southport there is
also a small venture over sand dunes with a few hundred yards of beach
There will be at least 6
volunteers posted around the route to ensure nobody gets lost or more to the
point shot as there is a live firing range running that day should anyone take
a wrong turn!
There will be ample parking and
showering facilities on site.
Ron Scott, the chairman for
Southport Waterloo Athletics club is going to assist with time keeping, race
numbers etc. I will also invite club runners to attend as local guest
runners if I can get any. Unfortunately the Army Team canít run with us
as they have another event on that day but I will see if there are any other
agencies in Merseyside who would like to take part to increase the numbers.
Post Race Meal
Bread rolls and soup will be
provided in the sports hall after the race.
Use sat nav Post Code L38 0BA. This takes you to the High Town Hotel just 100 yards from the entrance to Altcar Camp
Altcar is a large venue so it
would be great to get a decent turnout on the day if you could spread the