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Centurion Running

South Downs Way 100

7 Nov 2020

Race FullPrint

Course Records

Mark Perkins (M)

14:03:54

2014

Jean Beaumont (F)

16:56:38

2013

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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Name
Mile
Crew Access
Drop Bag
Toilet
Est Leader
Cut Off
Start
Matterley Bowl
0
05:00
07-11-2020
08:00
07-11-2020
Address
Matterley Bowl, Matterley Estate
SO21 1HW

Parking is on site and free of charge. Enter the estate from the A31 at the Avington Cross Roads. 


1
QECP
22.6
07:40
07-11-2020
14:45
07-11-2020
Address
Bottom Field, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean
PO8 0QE

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 Bottom Field is the third 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 Meadow, just before it is the site of the old check point location. To exit you need to use the code 4100.


2
Harting Downs
27.2
08:10
07-11-2020
16:05
07-11-2020
Address
Harting Downs Car Park, nr South Harting, Sussex.
GU31 5QT

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).


3
Cocking
35.1
09:10
07-11-2020
18:30
07-11-2020
Address
Manor Farm, Hill Barn Lane, Cocking, Midhurst
GU290HS

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. 


4
Bignor Hill
41.7
10:05
07-11-2020
20:40
07-11-2020
Address
Bignor Hill Car Park, Bignor.
NA

This is probably the most remote location on the SDW and crews should try to use the next access point at Houghton Farm if possible. The car park is up a road which is not in great condition.

 

The nearest postcode will put you around a mile from the car park - RH201PQ but the only way to find the car park itself it is to head to Bignor Village/ that postcode and use the map.


5
Houghton Farm
45
10:30
07-11-2020
21:30
07-11-2020
Address
Houghton Farm, Houghton Lane
BN18 9LW

Access to the field is off of Houghton Lane. Turn in through the open gate. Parking is in the field adjacent to the check point.


6
Kithurst Hill
50.1
11:00
07-11-2020
23:00
07-11-2020
Address
Kithurst Hill Car Park, B2139, Storrington
NA

This car park can be a little tricky to find so please do leave plenty of time and look carefully at the map before you head off. The car park is right up on top of the ridge, it’s just a case of getting the right turn off of the main road - it isn’t signed as anything so the map is the key.


7
Chantry Post
51.2
12:12
07-11-2020
21:20
07-11-2020
Address
Chantry Post Car Park, Storrington
NA

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.


8
Washington
54
11:30
07-11-2020
00:10
08-11-2020
Address
Washington Village Hall, School Lane, Washington, West Sussex
RH20 4AP

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.


9
Washington (Crew)
54.9
11:40
07-11-2020
00:25
08-11-2020
Address
Washington SDW Trail Car Park.
RH20 4AX

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. 


10
Devil's Dyke
65.7
13:20
07-11-2020
03:30
08-11-2020
Address
Devil's Dyke Visitor Centre, Devil's Dyke Rd, Brighton
BN1 8YJ

Crews should park at Devil's Dyke Visitor Centre. Do not use Summer Down road Car Park. Pay & display parking at Devil's Dyke. £2 all day, National Trust members and Blue Badge holders park free. 


11
Clayton Windmills
69.8
13:50
07-11-2020
05:00
08-11-2020
Address
Clayton Windmills (Jack and Jill) Car Park
BN6 9PG

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. 


12
Firle Beacon
86.4
16:20
07-11-2020
10:00
08-11-2020
Address
Firle Bostal Car Park, South Downs Way, Firle, East Sussex
BN8 6LR

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.


13
Bo Peep
89
16:40
07-11-2020
10:40
08-11-2020
Address
Bo Peep Bostal Car Park, Bo Peep Bostal Road, Alciston, East Sussex
NA

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. 


Finish
Eastbourne
100
19:05
07-11-2020
14:00
08-11-2020
Address
Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne
BN21 2UF
The race finish is at Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, BN21 2UF. The ground is behind Eastbourne District Hospital, but there is no access through the hospital itself. The Sports Park is adjacent to Sussex Downs Vocational Sixth Form College and Park College. It is clearly marked on Cross Levels Way. There is a large gravel parking area in front of the track/ stadium which belongs to the college but is free to park in at weekends.