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XC : Women’s and Men’s race

The course of the women’s and men’s race are the same, the difference being the women’s race do two laps and the men three. The women’s race (~6.5k) compress all women, and U17 and U20 men and men over 65, electing not to do the men’s race (~9k).



Both races start and go past points ABC, and head down through the woods to point F, the farthest point from the start. Runners then run along the bottom of the valley. It is quite wet in places with standing water in large puddles and the ground is a little boggy and slippery in places.

At point D, runners go up the hill and turn left at the top, following the edge of the woodland down to the gate and point E.

At point E, runners turn right and run along the bottom of the valley until after a short rise, they turn left and up the hill into the woods. At near the top of the hill runners reach point G and take a sharp left onto the track and down hill through the woods back to point E.

At point E again, runners turn right into the field and up to the exit gate, point A and either start another lap, heading to point B, or take a right and run to the finish line.


Start to Point B:


View from start




View of where end of lap:









Approaching Point B:


From B into the woods :














Through the woods to point C:








Point C to F:










Runners turn left, back on themselves at point F.


Point F to D :



Runners then run along the bottom of the valley. It is quite wet in places with standing water in large puddles and the ground is a little boggy and slippery in places.











At point D, runners go up the hill and turn left at the top, following the edge of the woodland down to the gate and point E,






When get to brow of hill turn left...














At point E, runners turn right and run along the bottom of the valley until after a short rise, they turn left and up the hill into the woods. At near the top of the hill runners reach point G and take a sharp left onto the track and down hill through the woods back to point E.


Point E to G:












Point G to E:





The rain has washed away the mud in places revealing the stone path underneath.









At point E, runners turn right into the field (the gate will be fully open on race day) and up to the exit gate, point A and either turn left for the next lap, or take a right and run to the finish line.


Point E to A:








Point A to Finish:





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