Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lydney Away Run Thursday 24th March

Park at Norchard Car Park, home of the Dean Forest Steam Railway, park at the far end of the car park.

Directions to car park:-

From Chepstow:- drive into Lydney (don't take Bypass), after going over the railway crossing,
take the first turning on the left, signposted Parkend, the turn is opposite The Swan pub on
the right. Follow this road for around half a mile, and the car park is on the left.

From anywhere else, just look for The Swan pub in Lydney, and take the road directly opposite. Then follow the road for around half a mile, and the car park is on the left.

Two routes, 5K and 10K, everyone does the same 5K, 10K route does extra 5K loop from 3K to 8K. Both routes in my opinion are difficult running, tree roots and rocks, branches and water jumps.

Good head torch needed, as dark and very dark in places, good off-road shoes needed and done up tight, as muddy, and very muddy in places, shoe losing mud potential in some places.

No reflective tops needed as all off-road, so no traffic, but wild boar and deer sighting possible.

Well marked routes, with tape, reflective markers, flour, and sweepers plus a marshall or two.
(1 extra sweep for each route needed, any takers?)

Possible to miss last 2K off each route, but I can't see why anyone would want to do this😳.

Coffee Local available from 8:00PM, please no dirty or wet shoes &/or clothes to be worn in the coffee shop. They will serve tea/coffee/hot chocolate with cakes or pastries, no rolls or sandwiches.

Meet at 7:00 for briefing, additional information and walk to start.

1 comment:

  1. Mike - on the BB Joc and I have offered to sweep and de-rig course.