Changing, free showers, and refreshments are as usual at the Clubhouse, at 194a,
Brighton Road, in Coulsdon. For anyone not knowing it, this is the A23, the main
London-Brighton road. The Clubhouse is on the left-hand side (west) as you drive
towards London, about 800m north of Coulsdon South railway station. The entrance
is set back from the pavement, slightly behind the Comrades Club. There is a sign
above the entrance.
The race will again be over Farthing Downs. Anyone going straight to the start
should turn first right (if heading towards London) after Coulsdon South station,
into Marlpit Lane. After 600 metres take the second right into Downs Road. This
will take you to the downs. The actual race start is close to the bottom of the
downs, on the right hand side but out of sight from the roads.
Please ensure all runners and supporters do not park on the narrow road that
runs across the downs. This is dangerous, breaks local bylaws and could lead
to future races being banned.
Near the Clubhouse there is some parking on the main road, but this is restricted.
Best is to use the pay and display Lion Green Road Car Park. This is the first left after
Coulsdon South station when heading north, towards London, behind the Clubhouse.