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Outdoor City Weekender - Middle Distance Race

A Regional (Lv. B) event at Hugset

On Sun 19th Mar 2017, 11:00 - 13:00

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Hugset middle distance race

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A full set of colour coded courses will be on offer, please enter by age class ( no Short courses) for the YHOA middle distance championships. It is a level B event and also counts in the YHOA Superleague.

Entries now open onFabian4 in conjunction with the Sheffield outdoor weekender urban event running from Norfolk Park on Saturday 18th March.

Hugset should be approached from the M1, take exit 37, head West, right at the first roundabout left at the second, onto thA628, right at the 3rd roundabout towards Higham, after 1.3km take a sharp left, signed in front of the pub, Pogwell lane. Parking will be in a small paddock with overflow onto roadside. £1 per car, please share as it will be tight.

Registration for courses will open from 1000-1230. You can start from 1100-1300 please try to use your allocated start block, the courses close at 1430.  The British University Championships relays are taking place earlier in the morning, but the leaders should be clear of the forest by 11:00.

All courses will allow entry on the day, though we suggest that those wanting to run enter in advance to ensure they get a map and receive discounted rates.

Level B courses adults on Light green and above: £13 (£11 members) before 5/3/17.  £15 (£13 members) after the first closing date 05/03/2017 and for entries on the day. Online entries will stay open until Midnight on Friday 17th, but there may not be full map/ course availiability after the first closing date.

Juniors £5, no late / eod surcharge

Families of 2 adults and up to 4 children running separate courses £27

Shorter courses (white to orange): Adults, family groups, juniors £5

SI hire £1, lost SI dibbers £30

 Middle Distance Courses  - Enter by age class ( not yet finalised).

Course                    Men                                 Women
Black                 M18 M20 M21 M35 M40
Brown                M45 M50                             W21 W18 W20
Blue                  M16 M55 M60                         W35 W40
Green                M65 M70                             W16 W45 W50
Short Green        M75 M80                            W55 W60 W65
Very Short Green                                          W70 W75 W80
Light Green             M14                                       W14
Orange                   M12                                       W12
Yellow                    M10                                       W10




Venue Details

Hugset Wood, not far from junction 37 on the M1, is a small wood full of bell-pits and other evidence of mining activity.  It is very similar to Tankersley Wood nearby, which is arguably technically the best of SYO's areas.

The wood offers a fast and challenging race on old mining terrain in mainly gently-sloping runnable mature woodland. It contains over 80 bell pits, some of whose spoil mounds are over 25m in diameter. There are also over 200 other pits and depressions as well as many other brown features in an area less that 1sq km. The pits vary in size with the largest 5 being up to 15m diameter and 5m deep and there's only one path passing through the largest section of bell pits although it does have 2 vegetation boundaries!

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