Race Information for runners

The attached map shows the course for the 4th and final race in this year’s South Yorkshire Road Race League. The blue numbers are marshalling points on the course.

The race will start at 19:15 on Wednesday 24th May on Horn Lane close to Ingbirchworth Reservoir. Race HQ and venue for the presentation after the race will be The Fountain Pub on Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth.

Parking is available at Yummy Yorkshire, a farm complex with cafe/restaurant located about 400yds past the turn off to The Fountain on the A629 between Penistone and Huddersfield on the left hand side. Any overflow parking will be on the Left hand side of Falledge Lane, which is the road to Upper Denby from Ingbirchworth off the main A629.

The car park at Yummy Yorkshire will be closed and locked at 21:00. No facilities will be available at Yummy Yorkshire apart from parking.

Toilets. Please do not use the roads or paths around the residential parts of Ingbirchworth. A portaloo will be located near the finish which most runners will pass through on the way to the start. There will also be 2 portaloos located in the holding area before the start (See below). We can also use the toilets at the Fountain Pub but please be mindful of diners using the pub and show them respect.

Race Start will be on Horn Lane which is on the opposite side of Ingbirchworth Reservoir and about a kilometer from The Fountain, so please allow plenty of time to get to the start. It can be reached by going across the dam wall from The Fountain and following the road to the right. There will be a holding area for the runners prior to the start, on a track at the junction of Annat Royd Lane and Horn Lane. From there the runners will be led the 400 yds on the road to the start.

The course is left handed, you will be directed at each junction (1 to 11 on attached map) by marshals. A lead car will direct the lead runners. Please keep to the left unless instructed by marshalls at the 2 right turns on the course. The course is a steady climb for the first 1.2 miles. After turning left onto Whitley Road the course is fairly flat on the top ridge, enjoy the views. It starts to go down hill after the dog leg as you approach the windmills on your left. At the end of Whitley Road you turn left up a short sharp hill at Royd Moor Hill between marshall points 5 and 6 . At 6 you turn left back onto Spicer House Lane going down hill. There’s a slight rise before turning right onto Annat Royd Lane, a marshall will indicate where to get over to the right at this point in preparation for turning right down Annat Royd Lane. The last 1.2 miles is all downhill or flat back along the reservoir back towards The Fountain Pub. The finish is just beyond where the dam wall finishes.

Presentation and Apres Race

Please join us at The Fountain for the presentation of prizes for the race series. Food will be available at the kiosk in the outside area of the pub. The restaurant on the inside will need to be booked in advance.

Please show the residents of Ingbirchworth and other users of The Fountain respect by using the allocated parking and facilities provided. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the course, let’s make it one we look forward to using again in the future.

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