Lower Playground


Marriots School

Brittain Way



Use the Brittain Way access. There is NO ACCESS from Telford Avenue.


Start Times


Start times are flexible. Please check the written instructions to ensure you won't arrive at a checkpoint before it opens or after it closes. If you miss the suggested times below or want to start earlier if you are walking or running slowly, don't worry, just let the start line manager know your number and start time before you leave.


Ideally arrive half an hour before your target start time so we can check everyone in.


Suggested Start times are:

8:00 - 50k

8:30 - Marathon

9:00 - 18 mile

9:30 - Half Marathon

10:00 - 10k  

On the day Entry


We are taking entries on the day. The online entry system will close when we hit the limit for medals or on Wednesday before the event, and then open again in the morning for payments. No cash please.

Your number will be marked with a cross. Medals may not be available for on the day entries, depending on entry numbers. 



We will try to provide the full complement of checkpoints. 


There will be a varity of snacks and sweets, water and squash.


You will be notified before leaving the start if any will not be open.



This is fully self guided event. There are no direction arrows on the course. You MUST download a copy of your own directions and bring them with you. We WILL NOT be providing copies. The written directions are complehensive and checked in the weeks before. The GPX files are provided as is and we take no responisbility for inaccuracies or errors.


Do not rely on following other competiors. If you get lost, retrace your steps. In a medical emergency call the emergency number printed on the instructions.


We make every endeavour to ensure a safe event but we take the opportunity to remind you of the hazards of running in the countryside, such as wild animals, traffic, uneven ground, fences, roots and tree branches. By entering this event you have accepted that trail running is a hazardous activity. 



Please ensure you drop out at a checkpoint and make sure they are aware. If this is not possible please call the emergency number and let us know. Every year we have one or two people who leave without telling us and this impacts the event safety and organisation.


We will endeaver to transport you back to base at our convienince. You are advised to try and make your own arrangements.



You must carry your own cups or water containers. No bottles will be provided.


These can be refilled at the Checkpoints.



If you wish to change distance please just turn up at the appropriate time for your new distance and inform registration of your intention.



First aid will be provided on the day by a proffessional team. This will take the form of First Aiders at base with a vehicle.



The event is manually timed you must check in with the finish marshall in order for your time to be recorded. This is an event and a chalenge, not a chip timed race.


All participants must be finished by 18:00. The school will be locked. Any bagage leftover will be kept safe off site.