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.
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Please find attached minutes of AGM held on Tuesday 19th April 2016. If anyone else is interested in attending any coaching courses and helping out with the Juniors expansion please contact myself, T..
Friday night training in Whitby is now at Caedmon School for the summer at the usual time of 6.00pm
Takes place on Sunday 5th June at Lythe Community Sports Centre at 11am. Entry form is attached or online entries at Racebest.com
The club AGM will be held in the cricket club on Tuesday 19th April at 8-30pm
Congratulations to Jay, Maddy and Jasmine who have been selected to represent N Yorks at the English schools X/C championship at Nottingham in March