Now that the lock down restrictions have eased somewhat, it is permissible for us to stage races so long as they are time trials, thereby allowing social distancing to be maintained. I am therefore organising a weekly time trial from The Sportsman, to be called “Tha Sprunce”. This is the format…
1 The route can be run at any time from Monday morning until Thursday evening, to coincide with Pie Night at The Sportsman. To get Tha Sprunce up and running, the first time trial will be open for two weeks, from Monday 18th to Thursday 28th May. The second one will be from Monday 1st to Thursday 4th June and weekly thereafter for the foreseeable future.
2 The route will change every 4 weeks, so as to allow runners to improve their previous times, but hopefully not become repetitive. The second route will start on Monday 22nd June. Details of the first route are below.
3 Having run your time trial, send the following information to me either by Facebook pm or via email Name, age category, date of run and your time.
4 I will publish the weekly results in the Carshare blog and also create a league table including an age category handicap. (I hope!)
The first route (Route 1) starts and finishes outside the club hut at The Sportsman SK 28196 86140 and has six checkpoints. By my reckoning it is 4.6 miles (7.4km) with 636’ (193m) of ascent, which would make it a BS - See attached map.
CP1 Stile SK 28335 85538
CP2 Stile SK 27670 85326
CP3 Path/Road junction SK 26472 85821
CP4 Wall corner SK 26824 86511
CP5 Path/Wyming Brook Drive junction SK 26464 87054
CP6 Fox Holes Lodge SK 27651 86620
Please follow the red line on the map between checkpoints rather than any tarmac options. We’re trying to get away from that!
As mentioned above, The Sportsman have a limited take-away menu on Thursday evenings, available from 16:30 to 19:00. This week’s upcoming menu is as follows…
Here’s our takeaway menu for Thursday 21st May
Home Made Lasagne with chips £7
Meat and Potato Pie £7
Whitby Scampi £7
Vegetable Lasagne £7
Please order through Karen by Tuesday
Updates on their Facebook page which is here…
https://www.facebook.com/sportsman.lodgemoor.3 It is also worth noting that The Sportsman are also doing a Takeaway Carvery on Sundays.
I plan to run Tha Sprunce each Thursday at about 5:45 or so and partake of one of The Sportsman’s pies out on the grass by the car park afterwards. Socially distanced of course!
18th May, 2020
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