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!
2009 Results can be found here
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 changes for this season, there will be 3 Saturday meetings. Caedmon, Filey and Summerhill will all be held on Saturday, the rest will be Sunday. Also there will be medals for u/11 same as ..
Dave has again written up an epic verse/report downloadable below.
Jay won the 3000m today in York in a new record time of 8-48.6, apparently the record has stood since 1977. Needing to run sub 9mins to get the schools qualifying time he ran the race from the front ..
On behalf of Mulgrave Community Sports I hope you enjoyed your run yesterday. If you did please help us promote it for next year. We will make entering easier by going on line. Found at the centre ..
To be held on Sunday 1st June 11.00 am start. Junior races start at 10 am for U11's and U15's. Entry form attached.