St Theresa’s AC are organising a 10 mile multi-terrain race around the beautiful historic grounds of the Temple Newsam Estate on 10th January 2016.
Temple Newsam is a magnificent country mansion boasting over 500 years of history, set within 1500 acres of beautiful parkland, just 5 miles east of Leeds city centre.
The race gives runners a chance to run through parts of the estate that you wouldn’t normally get to see. The route is mainly on bridle and country paths – expect lots of mud!
There are stunning views of the house on route and the course also takes in the nearby nature reserve, lakes and canals that form part of the Woodlesford navigation.
Is the race chipped timed? Yes
What is the terrain like? The course is hilly but also has long, fast stretches. The route covers bridle ways, country paths and muddy fields!
Is the a time limit? There is a 3 hour time limit on the course making it suitable for a range of abilities, from beginners to faster competitors.
Will there be a water station? Yes, the runners will pass the water station twice on the route.
Will there be a goody bag/ Finishers T-Shirt? Yes, there this is a finishers T-Shirt for all runners as well as a goody bag and prizes for first and second males and females and for the Most Represented Club.
Can I listen to music/wear headphones? No, as the route crosses public footpaths and roads, headphones or mp3 players are not to be worn/used; the race organisers reserve the right to disqualify anyone found to be wearing them.
Is the course suitable for wheelchairs? Unfortunately due to the nature of the terrain this race is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
How many runners will there be and can I sign up on the day? The race has a limit of 1000 (half of the places have gone already so don’t delay!) There will be no entries on the day. You can sign up for the race here: www.racebest.com
Road shoes or trail shoes? Unless we have a surprising dry start to January trail shoes will be recommend! Expect mud!
How much does it cost to enter? It’s cheap as chips! Just £17 for unaffiliated runners and £15 for Affiliated.
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Here’s a sneak preview of the course …
(Don’t worry some of the obstacles such as the concrete blocks at the end of the tunnel will be moved before race day!)