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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Parking is on site and free of charge. Enter the estate from the A31 opposite the Winchester Planetarium.
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.
This location is just off of the SDW/ the course. Park in the public car park adjacent to the windmills. To access you runner you either need to walk approx. 400m up the hill to where the runners come towards you and make a sharp right to continue on (clearly marked on the day), or have the runner come down to the car park to meet you.
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.