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Leicestershire Round Series 1 - (53km)

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Saturday 7th September 2019

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Entries Open
Saturday 27th April 2019
Entries Close
Wednesday 14th August 2019
Entries so Far
55 Participants
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£37 affiliated / £39 unaffiliated

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The Leicestershire Round Series 1 route is waymarked. The 53km course will also have sole2soul markers.  

Starting point: Acorns Café, Burbage common, Hinckley LE10 3DY.  Car park on site at Burbage Common.

Registration: 8.00am at Burbage Common, race starts at 9.00am.

Basic route details: From Burbage Common 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.

Age Requirements: Minimum age limit - 20 years old

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.

Maps Recommended: OS Explorer Maps 233

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

  • First Checkpoint 1: Claybrooke 13km (8 miles) 9.30am to 11.00am
  • Checkpoint 2: Ashby Magna 23km (14.5 miles) 10.30am to 1.00pm
  • Checkpoint 3: Shearsby 34km (21 miles) 12.00 noon to 2.30pm 
  • Checkpoint 4: Foxton Locks 42.5km (26.5 miles) 12.30pm to 4.00pm
  • Finish: Glooston Village Hall, Andrews Lane, Glooston, Market Harborough, LE16 7SQ - there is a car park at the finish.  Event Closes: 6.00pm

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 07856292688/07899971602(must be stored in your mobile phone)

This kit is essential and standard for all of our Sole2Soul Running ultra-marathon 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.

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

Every finisher receives a medal, Sole2Sole Running Ultra -marathon Technical T-Shirt, Certificate and a home cooked hot meal at the end of the race.

The Leicestershire round book is available to buy via SI Entries and also at the end of the race at a cost of £9.95. This is worth keeping as a souvenir especially if you decide to take part in all 3 series to complete the famous Leicestershire Round 100 mile route.

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

Other events in this series

Sat 15 Aug 20 Leicestershire Round Series - Leg 2
Sat 10 Oct 20 Leicestershire Round Series - Leg 3

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