A scenic 4.167 mile lapped route across hilly meadows and picturesque autumnal woodland. The high terrain gives you expansive views across 2 counties and once you have descended into the valley you can recharge yourself alongside the lake and on the woodland trails before climbing back up again.
The HALO checkpoint is by the start at High Ashes. This will be stocked with individually packed consumables (bars, crisps, bananas, savouries, pizza, salty potato etc) as well as hot drinks and water. You will get a motivating round of cheers, quacks and oinks from the farmyard denizens every time you lap.
With a relaxed start time of 11.00am, you have 6 hours to do as many laps as you can, your pace is down to you. Go hardcore and run for the duration or take it as a day’s jaunt with your mates and help each other through “just one lap more” before retiring by the fire pit.
The navigation conundrum is solved by this event. It is marked out and the lapped format means that you know what’s coming up next, and you should not really have to check a map. New for this edition, we have accidentally increased the distance so that each lap is “Backyard Ultra” distance. Avoiding the chicken farm heading straight up Hazlehurst Farm drive means that each lap is now 4.167 miles.
Running commences from the High Ashes duckpond. Yep, you’ll have the sound of the happy ducks in your head for the whole of the event. Now tell me I’ve given you enough positive vibes!
I’ve mentioned High Ashes a lot, this event is run in partnership with their Rural Project and a proportion of your entry fee goes into supporting their work. HALO and HARP, now that conjures up a heavenly vision.
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