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|Elevation (total climb)||294 m|
|Dates run||06/07/20 – 12/07/20|
|Race designer||Sid Fletcher|
|Link to event on facebook||https://www.facebook.com/events/673824006682006|
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Race 6 Gleadless Valley Gallop
With a nod to the Cat Lane Canter and the Rollestone Roller, the Gleadless Valley Gallop takes you on a full foray through the woods of S14, be prepared for some challenging sections and elevations
Just short of 9K the route is a full circuit with no doubling back, the official start (CP1) is the Northcote road entrance to Cat Lane, but feel free to start/finish the circuit at the nearest point to you.
It takes in several different areas of local woodland, and open community spaces, as well as 1.6K of road/ urban which will help to mix it up somewhat. I’ve attached some info about the various architectural styles and planning of Gleadless Valley should any of you be interested; the observant of you may note that yours truly is mentioned in the bibliography
Hopefully the route is easy to work out– from my own experience urban landmarks are sometimes more obvious to navigate.
For all you strava junkies I’ve made the full circuit into a segment as well as several sub section. I am reliably informed that you can export the segment to a GPX file
- GVG 1-Up to the salt bin
- Buck Wood, Sheffield 14
- Burnt Bench to the Lumb
- GVG-Part 5
- Stick to the fence
Top score of 50 points. Top time = 100%. Points based on percentage of fastest time.
This race is now closed – you can still run it for fun.
Winning time James Halse 00-40-22 First Female (9th place) Sophie Evison 00-21-40