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Routes 1, 2 and 3

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The 4 routes shown on this map have the first 4.75K in common. Head straight down High Street, onto New Road and Watlington Road (although the road has three different names depending on where you are, you'll travel pretty well in a straight line) until the road divides around a small green. This is around the 1K mark. Turn right and go under Gilden Way via the pedestrian underpass, which is signposted as Subway. This will bring you out in front of a short row of tiny cottages in a cul-de-sac called Gilden Close. Go past these cottages along the walkway and turn left up the road identified on the map as Moor Hall Road (although this lower part of the road is really Sheering Road). Stay on this road straight out until you go over the M11 around 3K on. Stay on the Matching/Harlow Road, past the first right towards Housham Tye, Carters Green, and High Laver, until, around 4.75 K along (from the start), you come to the community of Matching Tye and a second right turn towards Carters Green, Housham Tye, and High Laver. You then have the following choices:

Collin's Cross (12.75K)/ Matching Church (13.75K) - Stay on the Matching/Harlow Road all the way to the crossroads at Matching Tye. The Fox Inn will be on your right and there's a phone booth in the small island where the roads cross. Turn left towards Collin's Cross and either loop around Collin's Cross and retrace your steps back to the campus for a 12.75K run or add on the leg to and from St. Mary's Church at Matching for the seemingly interminable 13.75K run we call "Matching Church".

Carter's Green (12.2K) -  Take the right turn towards Carters Green, Housham Tye, and High Laver and loop around, bearing right, until you come back out onto the Matching/Harlow Road. Head back towards the M11 but instead of going back over it, turn left towards Harlow Tye and stay on this road (really, a small lane) until you come to the intersection at Hobbs Cross. Turn right, bear right at the bottom of the hill onto Hobbs Cross Road, go under the M11, and follow Hobbs Cross Road as it turns into Churchgate Street. Climb Churchgate Street to the lychgate, past the Queen's Head Pub, and then turn left through the lychgate into the churchyard of St. Mary and St. Hugh's. Go through the churchyard and come out at the bottom of  Moor Hall (Sheering) Road. Retrace your steps to the campus from here.

New Way Lane (13.2K) - Like Carter's Green above, take the right turn towards Carters Green, Housham Tye, and High Laver. You will soon come to a small intersection. Instead of bearing right as you would for the Carter's Green run, turn left here following the sign to High Laver, Moreton, and Foster Street, and carry on for a little way (about 4/10s of a K) until New Way Lane joins from the right. Turn right onto New Way Lane and at the end of New Way Lane, go straight through the intersection at Threshers Bush onto Green Lane. This road is signposted to Harlow and Epping, but is not identified as Green Lane. At the end of Green Lane, turn right onto Foster Street. Stay on Foster Street, bearing left all the way, as it goes under the M11 and turns into Hobbs Cross Road and finally Churchgate Street. Climb Churchgate Street to the lychgate, past the Queen's Head Pub, and then turn left through the lychgate into the churchyard of St. Mary and St. Hugh's. Go through the churchyard and come out at the bottom of  Moor Hall (Sheering) Road. Retrace your steps to the campus from here.

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