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DistanceShort course: 7.5km
Medium course: 10.5km
Long course: 13km
Elevation (total climb)300m
Dates runFriday 18th December 2020 – Sunday 3rd January 2021
Race designerSid Fletcher
Link to event on facebook


A challenging mixed route of road and trail. With plenty of ascents and occasional difficult terrain against a varied backdrop of urban regeneration and industrial decay any of these routes will get you out of the house over the festive period – a lot of this area can be remote so you may wish to buddy up being as though we can now be out to a maximum of 6 people*

Sid Fletcher on Facebook

*Correct at the time of writing, but superseded by later lockdown regulations


Download file for GPS

Route Guides

Sid’s map

Strava Links

As is his wont, Sid went a bit mad creating segments for this course…

Strava segments


Long route: 50 points for fastest time. Everyone else gets a percentage – if the winning time is 1 hour and you take 2 hours, you get 25 points.

Medium route: 35 points for the fastest time.

Short route: There weren’t any entrants so we didn’t have to worry.

Submitting Results

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




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

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