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.
The 47th Boys Knole Run and 25th Girls Knole Run, Knole Park, Sevenoaks
Saturday 15 January 2022 at 2.30pm
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 about 3:30pm in our Dinning Hall. We ask that muddy shoes be removed before entering the building (please note that this request includes parents and staff) and runners wear tracksuits.
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.
Copies of the results will be made available to each school at the end of the presentation. The results will be also available that evening onand on the School’s website: on the Monday morning after the race.
Arrival on the day
Please note that a one‑way system operates at the School. Minibuses will park at Duke’s Meadow. Enter the school via the entrance to the one-way system (Duke’s Meadow entrance). You will be asked to park on an angle so as to facilitate a smooth exit. You should then make your way down the hill to registration in the Sennocke Centre.
Coach and car parking
Coaches or cars should park in the Solefields Road car park. You should then walk along the pathway leading from the back of the parking area, bearing right to go through the pedestrian tunnel and then turning right after leaving the tunnel to register. Please note that you should not walk from the car park onto the road, as this will involve crossing the main road near a dangerous corner. We are happy to have parents attend and support the races. They should note, however, that parking in the School will be at full stretch and therefore may wish to consider parking in the town car parks and walking through to Knole.