Wimbledon Windmilers Cross Country Course

The Start:

Located at Caesar’s Well, Wimbledon Common (see attached map). This start can only be reached on foot. Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to submit the club race entry registration form to the organisers – look for the registration table or tent. Note that this start area is adjacent to the Wimbledon Common golf course. Please ensure that your runners do not go onto the golf course; there is no need to cross the course at any time.

Transport and Parking:

It is recommended that public transport is used where possible to get to Wimbledon Common. The start is approximately 35 minutes walk from Wimbledon mainline station which also has District Line underground and the Tramlink. The no.93 bus from Wimbledon (from outside the mainline station across the road), or from Putney, will take you to Wimbledon Village (get off at the Rose and Crown pub) approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the start. Parking will be more difficult, but is available at the Wimbledon Windmill (busy at the weekends) and may be available on the streets close to the Common, although these will be metered or permit only.

The Course:

The race consists of two identical, anti-clockwise laps of a hilly course on Wimbledon Common, starting and finishing at the top of a hill (the net height difference between top and bottom is only 35m)! It is on a mix of bridleways, forest paths and, in one section, along the edge of a playing field. The majority of the paths are wide enough to allow passing but some sections are single track. As befits a cross country course, it is uneven throughout, likely to be muddy and may have small fallen trees across the route at some points. Please take care. Note that the course will be fully marshaled, with marshals at key junctions and path crossings. Beware of other users of the Common, including horse riders and cyclists.

Toilet Facilities:

There are no toilet facilities at the race start. There are facilities in the Canazaro Park, approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the start, or at the Wimbledon Common Windmill, approximately 15 minutes walk from the start. These are marked on the map.

Thanks:

to the Wimbledon Common Conservators/Rangers for their permission to hold this event. Thanks also to the Volunteers without whose help the race could not proceed.

Enquiries:

If you have any questions, please contact Men's Captains or Ladies' Captains