Alumni Cross Country Event

Calling all Old Cat Cross Country runners – the OCA enter the five-mile alumni race across Wimbledon Common hosted by Thames Hare and Hounds.

Join fellow Old Cats in a race against alumni from schools around the country on Saturday 11 December at 2.30pm.

The team is unlimited numbers and if friends and family would like to join in the fun, they are welcome to run with you.

If you are interested representing the OCA in this event please contact William Rady:

The race is over 5 miles of true cross-country on Wimbledon Common.  The start is at the Thames HQ ( – in the South corner of the playing fields to the immediate East of the Robin Hood roundabout on the A3,  two miles SW of Putney.  Access off the A3 into the car park is at slips.rips.focal.  There is some parking there, and spaces can be found at or around Asda nearby.  Very limited showering and changing facilities are available, not sufficient for the 300 + runners who now attend. 

Tea and cakes are served immediately after the race to lead up to, hopefully, a prompt prize giving. 

Many teams move on to the nearby Telegraph pub (wizard.hats.mats) to the west of Tibbett’s Corner roundabout, on Putney Heath, which is encouraged.

Further details are on the Thames website including a map and directions.