Alumni Cross Country Race, Wimbledon Common, 14:30-16:00

The entry rules are simple : A team of unlimited numbers may enter, but they must all be genuine alumni of the nominated school. Roughly 200 people compete each year. Guest runners are welcome - whether partners, friends, parents, staff, current pupils, children, grandchildren - but cannot score as part of your team.

The start point is The Thames Hare and Hounds Clubhouse which is located the south corner of the playing fields adjacently east of the Robin Hood roundabout on the A3 two miles south west of Putney.

The course of 5 miles on Wimbledon Common is a shortened version of the Blues Race course. All ages are welcome. Seventy year olds compete with eighteen year olds - the fastest time is usually close to 25 mins and the back markers nearer 60 mins.

There are three competitions within the race:

- The open race for The Henry VIII Trophy to be won by the team whose first four finishers have the lowest score, the winner of the race scoring 1 and so on upwards.
- The Veterans' 40 race for The Old Brentwood's Trophy, participants to be aged 40 or over on race day, with three to score.
- The Veterans' 50 race for The Chataway Trophy, participants to be aged 50 or over on race day, with three to score.

The Thames Hare and Hounds Clubhouse is located in the south corner of the playing fields adjacently east of the Robin Hood roundabout on the A3 two miles south west of Putney.

Try to arrive a little ahead of time in order to alow for race numbers to be handed out.

Entrance is £5 per person, with an excellent tea served immediately after the race.

Any further questions feel free to contact Simon Ludlam (OG 81) at simon@ludlam.com