Senior Knole Run
We seek to promote a positive, lifelong approach to sport and fitness through the provision of a wide choice of activities and the development of excellence in those who choose to pursue an activity to a higher level.
Boys - The course of 5.8 miles (9.4km) is run over varied terrain in Knole Park. The first six runners in each team of eight will score.
Girls - The course of 3.1 miles (5km) is run over varied terrain in Knole Park. The first four runners in each team of six will score.
Runners must be in full time secondary education on the date of the race and should be in Year 10 or above, unless you are certain they can complete the course safely and in good time.
The Start a short distance down the valley to the right of the entrance to the Park. The course is a mixture of hill and flat, grass and woodland tracks; some sections are likely to be muddy. Spikes/studs will usually be the most appropriate footwear although pupils should bring trainers as well so as to select the most appropriate footwear on the day.
The girls’ course is one lap of 3.1 miles. The boys’ course is two laps totalling 5.8 miles.
Girls teams should assemble near the start at 2.20pm for their race to start at 2.30pm. Boys teams should assemble near the start immediately after the Girls start (2.30pm) in order for their race to start at 2:40pm. A warning siren will sound five minutes before each race starts. Vest numbers contain a chip, so runners must run over the mats at the start and finish to ensure their chip is recorded. The course will be marked by staff, pupils, flags and tape.
Tea and medals
Tea will be served from 3:30pm on The Flat in the middle of the school.
The presentation of trophies and medals will be made by the Head at tea at approximately 4.20 pm: the Knole Trophy; the McGregor Trophy (for the first school not in the first three from a county other than Kent); medals for the first three individuals; medals for all members of the first three teams. Proceedings will be over by 4.30 pm.
Full results will be available online straight after the race here: http://results.netiming.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=20008&RId=357
Arrival on the day
Cars and minibuses should enter and park in Duke's meadow Car Park, where you will be met by a member of staff. Coaches must Drop-off ONLY in the Solefields Road car park. Coaches may park up in a layby on the A21.
We are very pleased to have spectators attend and support the races. They should note, however, that parking in the school will be at full stretch and there will be no spectator parking available in school parking therefore please use parking in the town car parks and walk through to Knole; alternatively, they may park in the designated car parking area by Knole House but at present these are on a pre-booking basis only and includes a fee to enter the house. They should also note that the exit gate from Knole closes at 4pm.
Access to Knole Park is through the school and down Knole Lane (head to the far left hand corner of The Flat, head up the slope, turn right again, keep walking until you pass through an archway onto Knole Lane. Turn right down this lane into Knole Park. At the bottom of the valley, please turn right and you will see the registration tent on your left. The start for both races is the same and is further along and up to the right, it will be clearly sign posted. If windy, please note that teams should not shelter directly under large trees in case of falling branches (these are not unknown)