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Rothwell Country Park - Spring Sprint League

5th event in a series of 6

Wed 19 May, 2021

Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race


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I remember running the first version of the sprint course 362 days ago, a couple of months into the first lockdown, and not thinking this event would ever happen, but I'm very pleased that a year on it has! I tried to plan the sprint course so that there were sections with a bunch of short fast legs with a little terrain variability, along with genuine route choice legs - for 10-11, I think taking the northern route is best! I saw a few Deer bounding past the start/finish which was unexpected, as is the great panoramic view from the top of the hill, which I hope you all managed to look up and see whilst running your courses, I think it's a lovely little park! Thanks to Paul for helping collect controls and David for SI and entries.


Pre Event Info

Aire Spring Sprint League 2021

On the Sprint Course there will be 3 SI controls numbered,1, 2,and 3, which will be visited in that order. They will be placed on random controls throughout the course. They must be punched, or sadly, you will be disqualified. All other controls need only be visited closely. We don't encourage touching of the controls by hand while covid is with us.

Directions / Parking

Parking and Registration will be on street on Bullough Lane as the car park in the Country Park is currently closed.

Please ensure you park so as not to inconvenience residents or other park users.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 6.15 -7.25. Starts 6.30-7.30

Entry Details

Pre-entry only. Entries close at 21.00 on Monday 17 May

£4.00 Seniors £2.00 Juniors. SI card hire £1.

Please enter using the following link and choose a start time. Entry Form

Payment, preferably contactless, will be on the day. Any cash payments must be for the exact sum. Change will not be given.

Covid-19 Considerations: Please do not enter or attend if:-

  • You are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms
  • You have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid 19 and are within the quarantine period.
  • You have returned from non exempt overseas country and not have completed the quarantine period.
  • You are currently undergoing Covid19 testing, and have not yet received a negative result and are symptom free
  • You have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to you being a contact of known Covid 19 case.
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by a Health Care professional.
  • Follow National and Regional advice about travel.

Course Information

Sprint Course for Seniors

Orange course for more experienced juniors, and juniors, 12 and under, accompanied by their parents or guardians, and Seniors who don't wish to do the Sprint.

Terrain Description

A mixture of open and areas and woodland. Much of the woodland is either thick or has extensive bramble cover. A good path network.

Dog restrictions

Under control please.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Andrew Stemp

Important Information

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