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Leicestershire Round series leg 1 route description

  

Date: Saturday 16th May 2020 

Start Time: 8am 

Start Location: Acorns Cafe, Burbage Common, Hinckley. LE10 3DD. 

Finish Location: Glooston Village Hall, Andrews Lane, Market Harborough. LE16 7SQ

Distance: 53km (33/34 Miles) approximately

Climb: 560 metres (1850ft)

Registration: 7.00am at Burbage Common, Hinckley. LE10 3DD 

Entry closes: 2nd May 2020 

Cost: £45.00 and £43.00 if affiliated – per person 

Minimum age limit - 20 years old

Event Closes: 6pm
 

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 233
 

Basic route details: The Leicestershire round route is  self navigating and waymarked. The 53km course will also have sole2soul markers. This event starts off at Burbage Common in Hinckley. From there you will pass through a number of small villages and towns to include Aston Flamville, Sharnford, Claybrook Magna/Parva, Frolesworth, Liere, Dunton Bassett, Ashby magna, Willoughby Waterleys, Peatling Magna, Bruntingthorpe, Sheersby, Saddington, Gumley, Foxton Locks, East Langton and Finish in Glooston Village Hall. 

The scenery on the route is beautiful and well worth taking some photos (which can be showcased on our gallery page)
Please be aware that you will also be running over different terrain and some spots on the route could be quite uneven on the foot and quite boggy at times.
 

Checkpoint 1: Claybrooke Magna Primary School 13km (8 miles) 

Equipped with Water and sweets.

Checkpoint 2: Holt Lane, Ashby Magna 23km (14.5 miles) 

Equipped with Water, Coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items. 

Checkpoint 3: Back Lane, Shearsby 34km (21 miles) 

Equipped with Water, Coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items. 

Checkpoint 4: Park Close, Foxton Village 42.5km (27 miles) 

Equipped with Water, Coke, flapjacks, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury items. 

Finish: Glooston Village Hall, Andrews Lane, Glooston, Market Harborough, LE16 7SQ - There is a car park at the finish. Finish cut 6.00pm

 Equipped with Water, Coke, hot vegetable stew, flapjacks and a selection of cakes. 

 
 

Kit list:
It is essential that every runner takes all of the below items with them on the race . Unfortunately, if you do not bring the complete kit with you then this will result in disqualification and not being able to take part in the race.
 

500ml of water
Nutrition (energy bars)
Waterproof jacket with taped seams
Emergency blanket (can get small foil ones)
Hat or buff
Head torch
Whistle
Gloves
Mobile phone
Map route
Emergency mobile number of the race organiser/director which is 07856292688 (must be stored in your mobile phone)
 

This kit is essential and standard for all of the Sole2Soul Running ultra marathon running events .
If there is a significant change in weather then the list could change so make sure you check this too. 

Any update will be made via email and social media prior to the event.
 

Every finisher receives a medal, Sole2soul Running Ultra marathon Technical T-Shirt and a home cooked hot meal at the end of the race.
 

A GPX files of the exact route is available HERE. The file is provisional and will be confirmed as soon as entries close.
 

The Leicestershire round book is available to buy at the end of the race at a cost of £10.95. This is worth keeping a souvenir especially if you decide to take part in all 3 series to complete the whole Leicestershire 100 mile route.
 

If the whole 100 mile route is completed over the 3 races then you will also receive the Leicester round badge free of charge.