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Season3
Race6
DistanceApprox 9.4 km
Elevation (total climb)252 m
Dates run14th – 27th June 2021 – times must be submitted by end of 29th June
Race designerJawad Qasrawi

Introduction

This checkpoint race, fabulously titled by Jenny Halse, starts at Meersbrook Hall, climbs up through Meersbrook Park, Carr Woods, Blackstock Open Space, Rollestone Woods, up to the trig point at Herdings Park, passes through the seldom visited Oakes Park, continues past Norton Water Tower and bombs back down between the Lees Hall Golf Course and Newfield School to finish again at Meersbrook Hall.

Herdings Immunity dates overlap with the small park BIG RUN 24-hour community challenge/race (19-20 June) which raises funds for Women’s Educational and Children’s healing projects in Gaza. Palestine. The mandatory parts of the Herdings Immunity cover small park BIG RUN’s Meersbrook Park lap.

The aim is to get from the start to the finish in the quickest time passing the 11 checkpoints in number order. The bits in Meersbrook Park – the outward route from Checkpoint 1 – 2 and the return from Checkpoint 10-11 – are COMPULSORY. From Checkpoint 2 through to Checkpoint 10 you PICK YOUR OWN ROUTE. This is one possible route suggestion https://www.strava.com/activities/3577213082

small park big run logo

More details are in the Route Guide below including Ordnance Survey and What3Words references and photos. Near each checkpoint there will be a small Palestinian flag.

Runners are encouraged to help with the fundraising effort by logging your NTCLCGP run as a DIY activity for small park BIG RUN and making a donation.

Maps

Download file for GPS

Route Guides

Strava Links

Possible route suggestion on Strava

Strava Segments

Scoring

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. Plus a 5 point bonus for collecting some rubbish either on a recce or the race

Submitting Results

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

Results

Photos

Click here to see all the photos in our flickr group from this race

Click for last year’s photos