Bridges or Bust

25/12/2030 - 14:00
Etc/GMT
Registration Location: 
Bridges Pub, Ratlinghope, Shropshire, SY5 0ST - Grid ref: SO 393 964
Race Organiser: 
Jim Tinnion / Mercia FR
Total ascent (metres): 
470m
Entry type: 
On-day only
Entry fee (£'s): 
5
Category: 
BM
Distance (km): 
12.2

New race, first run in 2012. The route uses field paths and the Shropshire Way to climb to Adstone Hill, then a short road section before crossing three gently climbing fields to pass Stanbatch Cottage at the bottom of the climb of Stanbatch. Towrds the top fork right to reach a stile and use the Landrover track to Pole Cottage. A fast run over Pole Bank leads to the fence corner and an even faster descent to Priory Cottage. After the descent to Coates Farm, there is a sting in the tail with a nasty little climb up a field to regain the Adstone Hill ridge. Turn right here and run down the ridge to rejoin the outward route 400m from the finish. A good little tester!

There will only be prizes for first in each 10 year age group, but there will be a lot of spot prizes!

The junior race will be for anyone aged 10 and over on 1st January. This uses the first and last bits of the adult route to climb Adstone Hill and return to the pub. Entry to the junior race is free.

Following the main race we'll have a fun run in one of the the field next to the pub (subject to crops) for the younger runners - there will be an opportunity for mums and dads to run with them...

The pub will be serving basket meals all day and there's the stream and the beer garden to enjoy too, so bring the whole family down and enjoy the day.