Distance8.7 km
Elevation (total climb)263 m
Dates run18/05/2020 – 25/05/2020
Race designerSean Orchard
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Mostly firm farm and woodland trails, with a few hundred metres of tarmac and a 1.2km climb up a stony track. The paths through the woods are beautiful, but can be rather muddy after heavy rain.

The route starts at the top of Lightwood Lane (the official start is the yellow grit bin on the corner of the access road to ‘Lightwood House’) and finishes where the public footpath emerges on to the pavement at the side of the dual carriageway.

Runners with the legs for it can make it into a longer route from more traditional Cat Lane Canter territory by taking part of the Rollestone Roller route out to Herdings and on to the start, then staying with the footpath as it crosses the dual carriageway at the finish to turn left onto Hemsworth Rd and join the ‘Round Sheffield Walk’ at the Water Tower pub, back down through Lees Hall golf course and into Carr Wood. [which is basically what we did with Race 8 – Moss Valley and Back].

Lightwood Lane is quite regularly used by lorries and large farm machinery so it’s essential to park considerately if driving there or, better yet, park elsewhere. (There’s a huge lay by a few hundred metres East around the ring road, next to Herdings Park).


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

Original Race Results

Winning times for the original (2020) Moss Valley Meander: Chris Bevan 00-36-42 First Female (10th place) Megan Wilson 00-44-23

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