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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Please note, the date for the next x/c at Filey is 25th Oct and not the 18th as I said at training on Sunday morning
Friday Training.This is now back at its winter meeting point.6:00pm Royal Crescent.Hopefully some beach running then it's back to tarmac!
Results now on the fixtures and results page
Results are on the fixtures page u/11 results are on this page.
X/C Relays Venue is at the back of the swimming baths in Thirsk, U/11 race is 1-00pm and the distance is approx. 1mile, this is a one off race and not a relay.The rest of the timetable is 1-10pm u/13 ..