GP 2022 Race 3: Middleton Park

Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 7:00pm

Venue: Middleton Park

Race HQ: Phoenix Bar, South Leeds Stadium, John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Belle Isle, Leeds, LS11 5DJ

Directions: John Charles Centre for Sport is approximately 4 miles south of Leeds City Centre.  This can be accessed via Dewsbury Road or the M621.

Facilities

Car parking is available at John Charles Centre for Sport (LS11 5DJ).  Please use the overflow car parks and car share where possible.

Toilets and changing facilities will be available for use and showers will be accessible for a small charge.

Light refreshments will be available back at race HQ (Phoenix Bar). (Note: We will be following YVAA Committee recommendations and keeping refreshments simple – probably tea/coffee and a piece of cake or similar).

Course

The course remains the same as in 2019. This is an 8.5km trail race starting and finishing on Middleton Clearings and taking in Middleton Woods and Park on trail and tarmac paths. Trail shoes are recommended (or at least hybrid shoes). Entry via the YVAA website at £5, or on the day but £2 extra. £1 goes to the host club.

Notes to all runners and spectators

  1. All races in the YVAA Grand Prix series are multi-terrain running races not suitable for wheelchairs and will include areas of rough uneven ground, slippery muddy surfaces, woodland, scrub, fields and sometimes moorland so any runner entering one of these races must be confident that they are physically capable of coping with these conditions. If you are unsure then please contact the organizing club or YVAA sec.
  2. As these races are for over 35’s and no children will be running. The organizing club will not have crèche/child minding/lost child facilities available. Runners and spectators must therefore be responsible for their children, if in attendance, at all times. Our only option would be to call police to take care of child.
  3. Spectators are welcome but are reminded not to stray onto the course and hinder runners. If spectators choose to spectate at areas away from the finish they are reminded of the possibly difficult conditions underfoot and the footwear consequently needed. If spectating at road crossings, please do not put yourself or other road users at risk.

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