Where to run in Doncaster?

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18/08/2003 at 19:17
This is a bit of a shot in the dark. I'm visiting Doncaster later this week but have no knowledge of the area (except a road map). Can anyone recommend an interesting, easy to explain, route of about 6-8 miles. I don't mind if it takes in all the cultural landmarks or not. I just don't want to do 24 laps of the gas works!
18/08/2003 at 21:12
Best thing to do is drive somewhere nice and explore from there. Try Cusworth Hall (about 3 miles west of the centre). Park up, run past the hall then down the hill at the back to the lake and follow different paths from there.
18/08/2003 at 21:19
Tyango,
My advice would be to take the M18 and dont turn back.
Pollard!
18/08/2003 at 22:24
Thanks BR. Cusworth Hall sounds like fun. Anything with a lake must have some flat stretches!
Blisters    pirate
20/08/2003 at 00:29
Doncaster!

Run away, and fast!
20/08/2003 at 08:48
Head towards Sheffield and don't stop
21/08/2003 at 13:26
Well, I'm back from sunny Doncaster. My hotel was about three miles away from Cusworth Hall so I ran there via Sprotbrough. I passed three runners on the way, one was a madman dressed in black who was doing hill sessions on a cliff face that I barely managed to stagger back up at the end!
Cusworth Hall itself was a fantastic setting for a run (and worthy of a RW Rave Run picture). From the hall at the top of the hill it was possible to look out miles across farmland and city, from the lake at the bottom I had an excellent view of the sun setting over the hall. I passed six runners who were all enjoying the fine summer evening. Two laps of the grounds worked out at about two miles and then I headed back to the hotel.
Many thanks to barnsleyrunner for the suggestion.
The rest of you should head up the M18 and sample the delights of the metropolis :-)
I will be back there next month and have picked out a good route alongside the river/canal running through Sprotbrough.
21/08/2003 at 21:22
What, you're going back?
21/08/2003 at 23:34
tyango - glad it worked out so well for you. I feel happy now :)
Blisters    pirate
21/08/2003 at 23:47
Of course he's going back, they must have nicked his wallet.
25/08/2003 at 15:01
I escaped with my valuables intact! I was pleased to meet several teenagers on my run who behaved very strangely (smiling and saying hello), surely this cannot be normal behaviour?

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