Distance8.9 km
Elevation (total climb)294 m
Dates run06/07/20 – 12/07/20
Race designerSid Fletcher
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(Fanfare, drum roll etc)

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


Download file for GPS

Route Guides

Strava Links


Top score of 50 points. Top time = 100%. Points based on percentage of fastest time.

Submitting Results

This race is now closed – you can still run it for fun.

Original Results

Winning time James Halse 00-40-22 First Female (9th place) Sophie Evison 00-45-50

All Time Course Personal Bests (PBs)

You can still submit your time to this website if you’d like to see your time recorded alongside everyone else’s – use the link in the right-hand sidebar. If you’ve run this course as part of the NTCLCGP race series your time should already be there.


See all the photos from this race in our flickr group here