Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page).
Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced.
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The race start and location of race parking is at Chilcomb Sports Ground, Winchester. There is no postcode for the venue therefore please follow the instructions below to get to the ground. Parking here is free and cars can be left in the car park over race weekend at the owners risk.
From the South: Leave M3 at junction 10, get in right hand lane of slip road. At traffic lights at bottom of slip road follow signs A272 / A31 Petersfield / Alton. Take exit from roundabout which takes you under the M3. At next roundabout take exit, still marked A272 / A31 Petersfield / Alton and continue north, parallel with the M3. At next roundabout take 2nd exit again still marked A272 / A31 Petersfield / Alton and Alresford. In about 40 yards there are arrows in the centre of the road and a lane to provide a safe centre of road lane to turn right. Turn right here up a track to the top of the hill, the ground is at the top of this hill. If you miss the turning and continue up the hill on the A272 / A31 you will see signs for Chilcomb village in about ½ mile, you will then need to turn around, go back down the A272 / A31 and turn left immediately after a large road sign.
From the North: Leave M3 at junction 9. Keep in left hand lane on exit road. Follow signs for A272 / A31 Petersfield / Alton. At top of exit road immediately take first exit left and follow road south parallel with motorway for 1 mile. At roundabout take first exit signed A272 / A31 Petersfield / Alton and Alresford. In about 40 yards there are arrows in centre of road to provide a safe turn right lane. Turn right here up a track to the top of a hill where the ground is situated. (SEE ABOVE IF MISS TURNING from A272 / A31).
The site has its own sliproads on both the north and south bound carriageways of the A3. Follow the brown and white tourist board signs. As you come in to the park the visitor centre and parking is directly ahead. The Meadow is the second field behind the visitor centre so walk to the side of it and you will see the aid set up just alongside the trail.
The aid station is located in the corner of the National Trust car park on Harting Down above the small village of South Harting. Following the South Harting/Chichester road (B2141) up the steep hill from South Harting, the car park entrance is at the top and off to the left. (sign at the car park entrance).
Driving along the A286 headed south from Cocking, you will reach a point in the road where the South Downs Way crosses. One side of the road (the right hand side if you are headed south) is a public car park. Under no circumstances park in the public car park, please leave this clear for the public. On the other side of the road is a single lane road called Hill Barn Lane. If you are approaching the site, drive up Hill Barn Lane and at the top, opposite the first barn, take a sharp right back behind you in to the field. Drive down into the field and the aid station will be there.
Crew are asked please to park in Amberley Station Car Park.
The SDW trail crosses over the busy and fast B2139 between the two parts of the village, before turning left in to High Titten and sticking to the road up the hill.
Crews may tend to runners anywhere from the bridge crossing over the River Arun, a short walk west of the village, along the trail through to all the way to the top of High Titten east, where the SDW becomes trail again.
Chantry Post Car Park. From A24, take A283 towards Storrington for 2 miles, left towards Chantry Lane Trading Estate. Car park end of the lane.
The aid station is in the village hall at the bottom of school lane. Parking in the village hall car park is restricted to OFFICIALS ONLY. This village is tiny and will not sustain 300 vehicles descending at once. Crews should park at the bottom of London Road, where it meets the A283 - and then walk to the check point.
This small car park is best accessed via Washington Village, by heading south on Washington Bostal and turning left on to a track which leads to the car park. It is sign posted. The village hall check point will be very busy so some crews will be able to escape the melee by accessing their runner here, just a mile past that location.
Crews should park at Summer Down Road or Devil's Dyke Visitor Centre. Free parking at Summer Down Road; pay & display parking at Devil's Dyke. £2 all day, National Trust members and Blue Badge holders park free.
Runners may be crewed anywhere between the gate above and just to the west of Ditchling Beacon Car Park, and the gate the other side of the main road. Please assist other runners cross the road safely if you are awaiting your runner. Payment for parking at Ditchling Beacon must be made using the RingGo system. It’s quick and easy to use – either use the RingGo smartphone apps on the site or call ahead from home on 01372 885500. All you need to start is your car’s registration and the Ditchling Beacon location number 8507. You will also be asked to key in your credit or debit card number.
The aid station is at the YHA, at the address listed. To reach the location, you need to approach it from the A26. Turn off the A27 at Beddingham, towards Newhaven. You CANNOT reach the location by car, approaching from the West (Piddinghoe Road) as the station blocks the road, gates to be operated by station staff only. Sat Nav/ GPS may send you this way and you will find your detour is significant to get around just a few hundred metres (15 - 20 minutes) so please follow the map.
Firle Bostal/ Beacon Car Park is on the South Downs Way just east of Firle Beacon/ the radio masts. Crews may access their runner anywhere within 200 metres of the gate into the car park, and the gate exiting the other side, including the car park itself.
Bo Peep Bostal Car Park can be reached from the A27 headed to Eastbourne. Turn right on to Bo Peep Lane from the A27. At the crossroads (Bo Peep Farm House) continue straight on to Bo Peep Bostal. The car park is at the top of the hill. Small location.