The lovely Park Rangers at Great Notley Country Park have got in touch and have told us that big old Oak Tree at the top of the park, behind the hill, is a lot more dangerous than they first thought.
The lovely old Oak Tree
As a result, the poor tree's cordoned off area has been made much, much bigger than before - and as a result our usual route just won't work.
Mark, your Run Director for this Saturday has decided that the only thing for it is to switch to the Winter Route for just this Saturday.
It's really important you pay special attention to Mark's runners brief on Saturday and follow the marshall's instructions.
If you're a volunteer on Saturday, pay special attention to your training and feel free to ask any questions if you're not sure of what to do or where to go.
If you've not run our "Winter Route" before it starts near the see saw in almost the same spot that our usual route finishes. You run directly towards the start of the play trail, follow the path to the left and head directly for the sandy play area. After turning left and right over the "double back bridge" you continue to follow the path around - you DO NOT cut across the "Boggy Transition" to the left.
Once you turn right and Tony waves you off this old YouTube video pretty much explains the rest...
For those of you that love a map, here's the Winter Route on MapMyRun and Garmin Connect...
If you've got any questions prior to the event, you can engage with Mark and the rest of the Core Team through the usual channels.