09 September 2018
Information on the Club Cross-Country courses and events
See note on new Club 10k (15 January
See note on new Club 5 (21 March
2015 & 18 October 2015 onwards)
With the exception of the Club 10 all home matches start
at the same place (St Johns - 'The little Church on the Hill') and finish at the same spot
('The Cafe' on Hayes Common which is also the start of the Club 10). Most home
races start at 10:30 on Sunday morning - so you need to book in at the HQ by 10:00 latest.
The current entry cost is £4.00 per race.
So how did Cross-Country racing begin?
Check out here... What is a
Blackheath & Bromley Clubhouse
Yes, we are still there for Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings...
But this C-C season (2018/19) we are using The Warren
changing and refreshments - Metropolitan
Police Sports Club Hayes Ltd, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent BR2
Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
The Sydney Wooderson Centre
56 Bourne Way,
Kent BR2 7EY
Tel: 020 8462 3115
get to the start from the Clubhouse
John's Church is situated 1 mile from the clubhouse - out of the gate,
turn right, over the big roundabout at Glebe Way and continue towards
Addington; at the Corkscrew Hill roundabout cross the road and
enter field via the footpath gate. The start is up the hill outside the
get to the Clubhouse from the finish
is by the keeper's cottage (known as the Cafe, 'cos that's what it used
to be!). Cross the busy Croydon Road and follow the footpath; cross
Prestons Road and proceed to the open patch of common - aim for the left
hand corner and jog down Hillside Lane - the Clubhouse is in front of
club courses are marked with flags and by pointsmen. Unless directed
otherwise, always carry straight on. When you pass a pointsman be polite
and thank them! When you have finished, please come back to the HQ
where the showers are hot and there are lots of cakes, buckets of tea,
and, if you are lucky, prizes to be picked up...
(new from 21 March 2015)
(pre March 2015)
the Little Church; one lap of the field and out over the stile following
the footpath into Boundary Wood; left and continue up, cross the open
field and then more up. At the top you follow the left hand side path,
bear left at 'T' junction to skirt the Police Dog training centre prior
to joining Layhams Road. Turn left to follow road, then turn right into North
Pole Lane; at end, go over stile and follow path to foot of Fox Hill; then
enjoy the climb to the junction of Leafy Grove where you turn left up on to the
common and follow the footpath, and your nose, to the finish.
10k (pre January 2017)
course is the same as the 7 1/2 except that you do not run the triangle
(you turn left when you hit the Furze Bottom bridle path).
New 10k course for January 2017 on
outside the Little Church; one lap of the field and out over the stile
following the footpath into Boundary Wood; left and continue up; cross
the open field and then more up. At the top, you follow the left hand
side path to 'T' junction - take right hand path and follow until
Layhams Farm. Follow footpath until it joins Furze Bottom, turn right,
then left to climb the diagonal field; at top turn right, over one stile
then another, down steep hill to climb more stiles following path up hill
to arrive at The Cottage. Turn right and follow the Furze Bottom bridle
path to its end. Left at Blackness Lane to cross Jackass Lane and up the
footpath known as 'the Chicken Run'. At the top, turn left on to
Westerham Road and pick up footpath that runs parallel to Heathfield Road. Follow
path/road until left into Leafy Grove - at end, cross over Fox Hill where
you go left up on to the common and follow the footpath, and your nose, to the
course is the same as the 7 1/2 except that you start at the Cafe and
run 2 1/2 miles before joining the 7 1/2 course.
the start proceed to Fox Hill, down to the bottom across onto footpath,
up to join North Pole Lane - follow lane then turn right to skirt
Bluebell Woods (Well Wood) before turning right into Layhams Road.
Continue until entrance to Farm (turn hard left) then follow path to join
the main footpath (where you turn left) from the Church to Boundary Woods. Then as per
the 7 1/2 course.