Summary

Season3
Race9
Distance7.5km (typical value)
Elevation (total climb) 144m (typical value)
Dates run2nd August -22nd August 2021
Submit times by 24th August
Race designerRichard Hanks

Introduction

The Secret Garden Stride is a shorter run beginning at the start of the original Cat Lane Canter, at Newfield School. There was no official route but runners needed to call in at five checkpoints on their way to and from the Secret Garden in Graves Park. 
The race resulted in much debate about the short routes and the benefits of a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction (Ed: from above).

Maps

Download file for GPS

Route Guide

Strava Links

One possible route…

https://www.strava.com/activities/3789243700

Strava segments

Clockwise

Anticlockwise

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.

Scores

Photos

Pictures from 2020 Secret Garden Stride are here