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LEICESTERSHIRE ROUND SERIES LEG 2 ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Date: Saturday 10th October 2020

Start Time: 8am

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

Finish Location: Cossington Village Hall, Main Street, Cossington, Leics LE74UU

Distance: 56km (34 Miles) approximately

Climb: 930 metres (3000ft)

Registration: 7.00am at Glooston Village Hall. LE16 7SQ

Entry closes: 1st August 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 233/246
 

Basic route details: The Leicestershire round route is  self navigating and waymarked. The 54km course will also have Sole2Soul markers. This event starts off at Glooston village hall, Market Harborough. From there you will pass through a number of small villages and towns to include Cranoe, Hallaton, Belton-in-Rutland, Owston, Somerby, through Burrough Hill country park, Thorpe Satchville, Gaddesby, Frisby on the Wreake, Hoby, Thrussington, Rearsby and finish Cossington 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.
 

Checkpoints:
There will be 4 check points on the route, each checkpoint will be equipped with Water, Coke, flapjacks, fruit, homemade cakes/biscuits and a selection of sweet and savoury items.
 

Checkpoint 1: College Farm Lane - Belton-in-Rutland - mile 8 - LE15 9AF

Checkpoint 2: Manor Lane - Somerby - mile 15 - LE14 2QD

Checkpoint 3: Highfield End - Ashby Folville - mile 21.5 - LE14 2TE

Checkpoint 4: Brooksby Road (football pitch) - Hoby - mile 27 LE14 3DT 

Finish: Cossington Village Hall, Main Street, Cossington, Leics LE74UU

 

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, cooked hot meal at the end of the race.
 

A GPX file 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 100mile route.
 

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