As I haven't done this one before I thought I might pop along to Baggeridge one weekend and do a recce. Can anyone point me towards a map or have any pointers on route the race takes?
Couldnt say exact route but it starts on the main field at Baggeridge, goes up and down around the lakes and woods etc, you end up along Himley stream, up around the woods there, back across (or should I say literally through the stream, cold but full of laughs!), then along the small tarmac road back into Baggeridge. If you just run all over Baggeridge you will have it covered, its a great fun race and I can't wait to do it again!
If you go onto Explore on the Garmin Connect website and type in Baggeridge Country Park, you'll find the route.
Hope this helps!
you'll like this race, nice and flat with a bit of a water crossing.
Don't wear your best shoes!
I have heard alot about this one, i walk the dog in the park and that alone is a bit of struggle
Think this run may justify a nice pint of Bathams in the Britania upper gornal after!
Bring it on!
I'm doing this for the first time and HATE cross country! I see it as good mental preparation to start marathon training again in the new year.
What sort of shoes should I wear? I have either road shoes or spikes. (And many, many pairs of stilettos but I'm guessing those won't be appropriate).
Stillettos are a must!
No seriously, I ran round there a couple of weekends ago and there's a mix of mud, grass, hardpack trail and even a very small amount of tarmac. Its pretty slippy in places and the odd short steep bit here and there. I'm opting for a trail shoe - Mizuno wave Harrier or Inov-8 flyrocs depending on on how wet it is on the day.
LAST YEAR'S PHOTO'S
Short spikes would be ok, better still off road shoes like Walsh's etc. It will be very slippy using road shoes as there is a lot of mud and remember those dreading Jacobs ladder steps.
Take a look at the photo's from last year's event to see the terrain.
I shall be doing the results after I have taken the photo's at the Water jump, so please give me a wave.
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