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THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED: 17/09/2018


Entry closing date for all events: unless specified below, entries close on the Monday prior to the event


Event: HAMSTERLEY FOREST CANIX, 22/23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday and Sunday 5km course. 

 2.5km (cubs, juniors and have- a - go)  Please note have a go class does not score CaniX National Championship points. 


EVENT STATUS: OK

Entries close: Monday 17TH September  ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.  NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  

Address is Hamsterley Forest (Grove Car Park) Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland Co Durham.  DL13L3NL Please note that the Postcode for sat Navs will get you to the general location.  follow these instructions when close 

Hamsterley Forest is signposted off the A68. The event car park and camping is located at The Grove car park. If you enter Hamsterley Forest via the main entrance (off Refornd Lane at Bedburn) you will need to drive 3km alonge the Forest Drive (toll road) to get to Grove car park. There is a back entrance via Windy Bank Road (which avoids the toll road).

RACE OFFICE OPENS O8:00 Saturday and Sunday .  PLEASE COLLECT BIBS BEFORE RACE BRIEFING,  A new race number is issued each day.  

PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO  WEATHER FORECAST, AND BOTH BRIEFING AND START TIMES MAY BE BROUGHT FORWARD. 

Saturday and Sunday Race briefing 08:30 ALL MUST ATTEND  please DO NOT bring dogs to the briefing (all near to hear)  

 

Racing starts 9 am Saturday and Sunday  

MORE INFO

Camping will be located at the nest, which is accessed at the rear of Grove House, follow the signs.  The portaloo facility will also be located here.  This will be sign posted from the car park for day visitors and is a short walk.  The nearest public toilets are located at the cafe at the Information point on forest drive, and is approx 2km from Grove Car Park  (you might want to call here on your way through if approaching from Bedburn)  Please note a parking charge applies in the forest.  Coins only at Grove Parking though you can pay by card at the visitor centre machines and the ticket is transferable. 

 Please join us for the post race refreshments.  For those camping  We will also have a social gathering around the event tent each evening - 6pm onwards.  Please come and join us.  All welcome whether you've been to lots of events or this is your first! BYO chair, drink and nibbles. PLEASE NOTE ALL CAMPERS NEED TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT AND BRING ALL THEIR WATER FOR THE WEEKEND.  We strongly advise bringing your own toilet facilities as only a portaloo will be available on site. Please remove ALL WASTE with you at the end of the weekend, including grey water (do not empty your tanks onto the forest trail as you leave, this will get into the streams which contain salmon and other vulnerable aquatic life.  

 The RACES

The both the 5km and 2km courses wind their way through the forest trails, and include some demanding climbs and descents.  The terrain is mainly forest trail with three water crossings, perfect for cooling  paws and well draining should the weather be inclement.  If the weather is wet there will be some muddier sections.