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|Elevation (total climb)||200m|
|Race window||2nd – |
|Race designer||Jane Huws|
|Link to event on facebook|
Jo Gleig and I have come up with the next race route – the theme being ‘Footbridges’. It’s not particularly long (about 5.8 miles) but it does have one very long killer hill at the end (646ft ascent) I’m sure there are lots shortcuts to be had too. A fair bit of it goes across grass and fields, but it was pleasantly frozen when I reccied it. Start is at Castle Park run start at Manor Fields Park. There are 7 checkpoints – 6 of them being bridges and one church. Checkpoint 4 is the only tricky one – just off the road at the dead tree stump, down a left hand path a short way, and then head back up to the road to continue back the way you’ve come the loop to Darnall. NB, You need to cross all the bridges that are checkpoints, even if you chose to double back or choose a different-to-strava route after that. I’ve put extra photos in to show the approach to a check point or so you know you are on the right bridge. Hope you enjoy it – keep an eye out for the Superhero statue between checkpoints 2 and 3, and save enough energy for the hill at the end.Jane Huws on facebook
This race is checkpoint-based, so this route is just a suggestion.
https://www.strava.com/activities/4711341496 The whole route
- Kettlebridge Climb segment
- Acres Hill Stump, Up and Over segment
- NTCLC Bridging the Gap CP6 -CP7
- NTCLC Bridging the gap -stump to bridge
- NTCLC – Straight from school to the pub
- NTCLC Bridging the Gap -Mosborough Parkway bridgae
- NTCLC Bridging the Gap – the 2 Railway Bridges
- NTCLC Briging the gap – pub to parkway (avoiding woods)
50 points for the fastest finisher. Everyone else gets a percentage – if the winning time is 1 hour and you take 2 hours, you get 25 points.
This race is over now, but you can still run it for fun.