Linda Courtney reports following a course inspection yesterday that the going is now good to soft, soft in places.
We have replaced some fences this year with new metal framed ones. We kept warm for a few hours with the old ones!
Also travel problems. I have this morning just driven back from Cardiff – there re roadworks on M5 below Bristol, two lots for a few miles with average speed cameras (50 mph) and another set past Exeter, in the area known as Splatford Split (Kennford) end of motorway (50mph) where you take the left lane for the A380 and the Black Forest Lodge course.
Met Office 5 day forecast: Exe Estuary, 2.7 miles from EX6 8HR at the same altitude
15 May: Update for the South Tetcott Point to Point meeting Bank Holiday Monday 26th May:
The ground as at Thursday is currently good to soft and soft in places. All fences have been moved onto fresh ground with a new racing line. With showers forecast for next week we are not anticipating having to water.
Please can I remind everyone of the new race times, Pony Racing starts at 12 noon and 1st Point to Point race is at 1pm, both an hour earlier than last year.
[The secretary has] Been up on the course most of the day, working with the team getting the netting up to track and paddock. Weather was mostly bright & sunny with strong winds and occasional short, sharp showers. The course is looking really good – all the fences finished and with a drying wind helping, the Clerk of the Courcse said the going was SOFT, HEAVY IN PLACES.
Heavy rain is forecast for Friday and any water collecting in the centre of the course will be pumped away night and day. Forecast to be mainly dry and windy, we shall all be busy there again on Saturday and with raceday Sunday looking to be a mainly fine day, we remain in good spirits!
12th February 2014
Despite other Cancellations/Postponements, South Pool Harriers meeting at Buckfastleigh is still on. The going is on Talking Point and will updated daily from now on.
With Cancellations/Postponements being the hot topic of the moment after torrential rain today, the course at Buckfastleigh is proving extremely resilient and the Clerk of the Course says the going is heavy, soft in places. Pumps have been going all day draining the centre of the course and he says by 5pm no standing water remained there. The forecast tomorrow, Thursday, is for a largely dry day which will aid the drying out process and the team at Buckfastleigh will be out in force to crack on with preparations for our meeting on Sunday. The jumps and hurdles are out, the wings ready to go up Saturday and the paddock & track all roped ready for the netting tomorrow. Wish us more power to our elbows……