Scroll waaaaaay down past this text to see the maps, videos, and photos...
2012 NOTE: This venue to be used for the 2012 FHSAA 3A/2A/1A Region 1 Cross Country Championships
, 10 Nov.
This venue is on PRIVATE PROPERTY, not available for open running the rest of the year.
All grass, cross country spikes are fine.
Speaking of all grass, BIG thanks to Esposito Garden Center
for donating a massive amount of men and machinery to prepare much of the course. We'd have been in the high grass in the west start/finish field without Esposito
's way over the top generosity.
for 2012 event. See also this
GPS track to follow along "virtually."
Course is now tangent measured (USATF style) per 2011 FHSAA change. 2009 and 2010 venue was center of course abiding by then FHSAA/NFHS specification. Course is now ~55m longer.
NEW COURSE TOUR VIDEO
. I suggest you start with your volume down. BYO accompanying music.
The course has changed in one place since I shot the "photo every 50m" tour. Beginning about here
we extended the course to add ~55m at the north tip of the east loop. Necessary due to the 2011 FHSAA change from NFHS to USATF measurement.
2012 Facebook page
It's very important that folks not wander around areas not in the immediate race course area.
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.
Stay away from the waters edge - alligators inhabit Roberts Pond. Please stay out of the old pole barn.
It's ok to cut across the "peanut field" from the green awards barn to the ~1200m point at the north tip of the middle loop. No motorized vehicles out of the parking area. Taking a bike from the Barn across the north paved road ~800m over across the Roberts Pond levee (2500m point) is ok. Like this
. Just do not wander around off course. Folks live here - we need to respect their privacy. Pick up all of your trash, plus anything extra. When we leave, there should be no evidence an event took place. It would be nice to get invited back for more races. Thanks!
Coaches and runners - do not get DQ'd for something avoidable
. FHSAA Cross Country Manual
FROM (host Chiles HS) Coach Scott Gowan, 2 Nov 2012, in this flrunners
The Region 1-1A, 2A and 3A Cross Country Championships, hosted by Chiles HS, will be held at Sunny Hill Farms on November 10. Teams will able to preview the course and also pick up their packets on Friday from 3:30-5:30 pm, and on Saturday from 6:30-7:45 am.
7:00 Coaches Meeting
8:00 Girls Race
8:45 Boys Race
9:45 Awards Ceremony
8:30 Coaches Meeting
9:30 Girls Race
10:15 Boys Race
11:15 Awards Ceremony
10:00 Coaches Meeting
11:00 Girls Race
11:45 Boys Race
12:45 Awards Ceremony
Open Race 1 7:15 am
Open Race 2 12:30 pm
Sunny Hill Farms is located at 6289 Centerville Road in Tallahassee and was the site of both the 2009 and 2010 Region 1 Meets. Go to tallahasseetrails.com
for course map, course videos, and course photos. Also, please leave all pets at home...NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON PROPERTY. Good luck to your teams at District this weekend and please contact me
if you need anything.
Chiles Cross Country
Region 1 Meet Director
[End of Coach Gowan's official message.]
Some ARCHIVE text from 2009-10 regionals at Sunnyhill:
Chiles HS Coach Scott Gowan asked for some assistance with this new course. Here we go...
Course premiere was the 14 November '09 FHSAA Region 1 Class 3A/2A Cross Country competitions
Check out Bob "doctorbob" Cooke's 2009 Regional videos:
2A and 3A Region 1 Meet Promo video
, Boys 3A Region 1 at Sunnyhill Farms
, Boys 2A Region 1 Montage
, Coach Gowan - Chiles HS
More 2009 Regional coverage at the Flrunners site
for the 3A
competitions at Sunnyhill.
See also Herb Wills
' 2010 Regional Facebook page
END archive text.
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