Weather looking ominous...

Weather looking ominous...

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luckystrike

Original Poster:

525 posts

140 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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So it looks like it's going to lash it down tomorrow.

Does anyone know what the site's like in weather like this? This will be my second visit but we were blessed with good weather last year.

I'm still keen to go in principle, but if it's going to be a day of standing knee deep in mud and they don't run cars then it's somewhat less appealing given the 4 hour round trip.

So - will it be a quagmire?

Will anything run the course in wet conditions?

Any info is useful, even if it's just so we know to bring a good book to stave boredom.

Macboy

512 posts

164 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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When it rained torrentially a couple of years ago they were woefully unprepared but a mate who's been a few times said it is better now with matting to walk on etc. Biggest problem at Cholmondley is always the carparks though - not very flat and prone to waterlogging. Take your wellies!

luckystrike

Original Poster:

525 posts

140 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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Good good, if the matting does the trick that'll help a lot - thanks for the info.

Fingers crossed there's still some action on the course.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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After the washout year there was some work done on the grounds - I heard they'd lifted a lot of the turf and aerated it to try to make it more resistant to water damage.

hilly10

5,546 posts

187 months

Friday 12th June 2015
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Looks like I chose the right event this year,. It was Le Mans this year and the weather is great for Sat with a bit of rain for Sunday. We had a great day at Cholmondeley last year with the weather being brilliant sunshine. It does look like you are going to get a soaking, but that's UK for you.

droopsnoot

8,189 posts

201 months

Saturday 13th June 2015
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Actually turned out not too bad so far. Friday stayed dry, forecast thundery storms didn't get as far north as here. It rained overnight but not heavily, and while it was still light rain this morning it had pretty much gone off by the time the first few timed runs were going on, and didn't come back on until late afternoon.

topsey.mod

2,017 posts

33 months

Thursday 14th November 2019
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still looking grim.