The run is approximately 8 miles and covers country lanes, bridleways, footpaths and muddy farmer's fields. The course is generally ascending for the first half of the race, with a steep climb at approximately half-way to the Boulby mast. It is then an exhilarating downhill run down to the finish where a mince pie and glass of wine awaits you! Sturdy trainers or trail shoes are recommended - there is too much road to suggest fell shoes. (Unless there is heavy snow as in 2009).
With costumes, a brass band and lots of cameraderie the Poultry Run is a great way to get your festive holiday off to a flying start. And who knows, with some generous prizes of Christmas fare - including the eponymous poultry - it could also be a handy way to stock your larder!
LOCATION:- Approach Loftus via the A173, at the Co-op shop turn into Deepdale Road continue past the pub called The Mars Inn and then turn right into Loftus Leisure Centre car park . Approximate travelling times to Loftus from major towns/cities are:- Middlesbrough 25 mins; Newcastle 75 mins; Scarborough 45 mins; Leeds 115 mins.
FACILITIES:- Changing rooms, toilets, showers and limited refreshments, such as hot dogs, burgers, chips, tea and coffee and soft drinks.
PARKING:- Available at the leisure centre but limited. Limited parking is also available in the Mars Inn car park. Please do not block or park your vehicle at the entrance to the leisure centre.
MAP of the COURSE: -
A selection of previous year's T-shirt designs:
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Well done to everyone who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it. Results now on the web site
The Poultry Run results can be seen at the URL below. Thanks to all who ran or helped this year.
Trevor is arranging his annual social run for Monday 29th December with a meal after in the Hare and Hounds. If you are interested then call the Hare and Hounds with your order in advance. Menu attach..
Attached are the x/c scores after Croft
The cumulative scores after Whitby are now attached