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THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED: 17/10/2018


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


Event: CANIX FOREST OF DEAN 16 AND 17 NOVEMBER 2019

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 11 NOVEMBER 2019 ENTRIES ARE OPEN

Address is NEW FANCY VIEW POINT, LYDNEY GL16 7EL,  please note the postcode will not take you directly to the view point car park and the following instrucitons should be followed.  

from the B4226 Coleford to Cinderford Road, turn south onto the minor road at Speech House.  New Fancy is two miles along the road to the west side just before a T junction with Fancy Road..  OS Grid Ref.  SO 628 095     If using the what.3.words app the car park entrance is necks.bystander.consented

From B4234 (Forest Road) in Lydney continue for 3.7 miles.  In Park End Turn right onto Fancy Road, B4234.  continue up the hill for 1.3 miles.  Turn Left (signposted Speech House) the car park is 250feet on the right hand side. OS Grid Ref.  SO 628 095     If using the what.3.words app the car park entrance is necks.bystander.consented

 CaniX Forest of Dean IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ!!

 

we are excited to be welcoming almost 100 runners each day over the weekend!  

 

 

PARKING INFORMATION.  

 

MOTORHOMES/ LARGE VANS please arrive at NEW FANCY between 08:00 and 08:30 you will be given priority here.  Follow the marshal instructions to park.  We need to make sure everyone gets in.  Please indicate in the comments below If you are coming in a large van or motorhome to allow us to plan.  After 08:30 cars will be allowed into new fancy 

 

CARS, SMALL VANS AND 4x4  we have additional parking a little further along the road from New Fancy.  This is indicated with a P on the map.  Marshals will direct you to park.  The field was form on site inspection but if you do get stuck please await extraction by our 4x4 or quad to a blood damaging the ground.  Please allow 5-10 minutes to walk to the start.  We will have a bag drop at the canix trailer to save multiple trips.  The route through the forest will be marked but please be aware it’s part of the race route so will be closed once races start.  (The route is marked in blue on the map) 

 

ALTERNATIVE HARD STANDING CAR PARKING IS AT MALLARDS PIKE we will not be marking this route.  If you park here please plan your route through the forest.  It is appropriately 20 minute walk from mallards pike to New Fancy (charges apply at mallards pike) 

 

FREE PRIZE DRAW for anyone who car shares  we will put your names into a draw for a limited edition canix FoD buff on Saturday and Sunday 

 

Race briefing 09:15 all must attend 

5km start 10:00. Individual, interval  starts and loosely seeded.  (Approx 15 seconds between each runner) 

2.5km short course start approx 10:45 after all 5km runners return.  

 

The course will be marked by mid Friday afternoon; you are advised to walk the course prior to running, particularly the start as far as the fallen tree.  

 

As there a wild boar 🐗 🐗 🐗🐗 in the forest we strongly advise NO OFF LEAD DOGS AT ANY TIME. ANYWHERE IN THE FOREST.  if you are noisy you are less likely to surprise them.  Please do not leave food or litter in any of the parking areas; take it home with you

 

New Fancy is part of the Forest of Dean,  It was once a coal mine, but has been extensively planted and landscaped to create the viewing area, it is possible to view birds of prey, including Goshawks soaring above the forest from the view point.  

Please note:  There are portable toilets available.  Please keep them clean .  There is no cafe or other on site facilities.  Post race charity cake sale

Day visitors please park in the car park immediately to the right on entering the site .  Please park sensibly,as though in bays to allow the maximum amount of people to park on site.    follow marshal instructions. 

 

RACE OFFICE OPENS O8:30 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  09:15 ALL MUST ATTEND  please DO NOT bring dogs to the briefing,  (all need to hear)  

 

Racing starts 10am Saturday and Sunday  

 

times from both saturday and sunday will be acumulated to give podium placings.  prize giving Sunday only 12 noon tbc.