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Please note comments that Selwyn has posted on the Ambleside website:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Three Shires Race - Parking and Start
Our parking fields are in a very bad state and its continuing to rain heavily in the valley. This means that once again we shall have to use Hodge Close Quarry for parking on Saturday.
There will be marshalls / signs from the main Ambleside - Coniston road and you will need to allow 45 minutes extra travelling time (including a 25 minute walk which gets very wet in places - wellies recommended!). There will be a £2 charge for parking which the marshalls will collect.
Please do not try to park anywhere else in the valley - we have good relations with our neighbours and we want to keep it that way!
We shall have a large tent at the start and the usual tea and cakes after the race. Pete Bland will be in attendance at the race start and we urge you to stick around for the presentation. We'd like to keep the usual atmosphere in these difficult circumstances!
To further add to our worries we have discovered that the County Council are going to replace the footbridge 300 metres into the race and there will be no bridge next weekend! The river is currently (like it?) waist deep and so we plan to walk you over the very narrow Slaters Bridge and start the race on the track on the south side.
Sorry for all the disruption!