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Summer Series 2018
 
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Wednesday 6th June Spencers Dash 7pm

Tuesday 12th June Leggers Loop 7pm

Thursday 21st June Midsummer Murder Maniac 7pm
 
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Members will be divided into four teams (list attached) and compete for individual, as well as team prizes. To be eligible, you must complete at least two races and for those finishing all three, their best two results will count. There will also be a prize draw for those members who run at all three events. As with previous Summer Series, a handicap system will be used to give everyone a chance of winning.

The two home races will use a new club timing system, which is similar to that used by parkrun. However, you don't need to remember to bring anything as you will be given a disposable wristband barcode to wear on the night. We do need a few people to marshal and for finish funnel duties so please let us know if you can help. Volunteering will count towards the attend all three prize draw.
 
Spencers Dash

This is one of a series of races organised by Barnsley Athletics Club. Michael, Sam and myself went along to the one in May and were made very welcome at this no frills event.

Location: Barugh Green WMC, Higham Common Road, Barugh Green, S75 1LD
Barugh Green is a village which sits alongside the M1 and is easy to get to from J38 along the A637 past Darton.
Parking is on surrounding streets, the estate opposite the WMC is narrow so not recommended. Please car share if possible and it goes without saying, park considerately.

Entry: To speed things up on the night, please tell us by email if you know you will be attending so that we can send on your details to the organisers in advance. The entry fee is £4 payable on the day.

Course: 3.7 miles long, undulating but the hills arent steep making it suitable for all. Our recommendation is road shoes as its mainly on tarmac but with one short section off road (which was mostly dry despite heavy rain earlier in the day) it is probably best to wear an older pair. For a route map and elevation profile please follow this link:

Route
 
Leggers Loop

This is a race which has long featured as part of the Summer Series.
Location: Leggers Inn, Mill Street East, Dewsbury WF12 9BD

Course: Approximately 4 miles along the canal side to the second lock where a right turn takes you up through the woods. At the top its left following the unmade road down and over the bridge turning left to return to the Leggers along the canal side. This route is all off road with one short uphill and trail shoes are preferable if its been raining a lot.

Route

Format: A timed race with members setting off in four waves (by team) at 2-minute intervals to avoid congestion on the canal path.
 
Midsummer Murder Maniac

This club favourite makes a welcome return with a couple of tweaks.
Location: Meet at the Sports Centre as usual leaving at 7pm for a warm up jog along Sands Lane and through the Earlsheaton Tunnel.

Course: An out and back starting and finishing at the foot of the switchback section with a turnaround point at the top of the hill. The total distance is approximately 1.7 miles.

For a route map and elevation profile please follow this link:

Route

Format: Time Trial with members setting off at ten second intervals.
The start/finish area has been moved from the previous location at the tunnel entrance to an area where there is more space to congregate without causing any inconvenience to other Greenway users. Similarly, the time trial format should spread people out as well as giving a bit of variation which we hope you will enjoy.
 
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