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Sunday 8th May 2022

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Wednesday 27th October 2021
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Saturday 7th May 2022
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Nicholas & Simon

Norfolk & Suffolk LDWA, as part of celebrating 50 years of the LDWA in 2022, have created a new Challenge Event with three route options: a 13.5 mile, 23 mile and a 50k (31.5 mile) route. The 13.5 mile route branches off the main route at 7 miles, and the 23 mile route branches off it at 12.5 miles, with both returning to the main route to finish.

The Rodent Wriggle is named after the way it meanders its way up the upper reaches of the River Rat. A gentle undulating scenic route through the Mid Suffolk countryside, with 10 historic churches along the 50k route. All are interesting in their own way, but of particular note are Great Finborough with its majestic spire, quaint thatched Harleston Church, and Rattlesden Church with its magnificent Angel roof.

Start time: Registration 7.30. Start. Walkers 8.00. Runners Long and medium routes 9.00, Runners Short route 9.30, All to finish by 19.00.

Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Start: Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, IP6 8BB (GR TM088547)

Parking at the Community Centre for the Long and Medium routes. For the Short route, please use the free parking in Station Yard or at Needham Lake, only a short distance from the community centre.

CHECKPOINTS: 13 mile route 2 CP.  23 mile route 4 CP.  31.5 mile (50k) route 5 CP. Checkpoint opening and closing times to be adhered to, particularly CP 2 for the long route as you will be instructed to take the shorter 23 mile route if late.

There will be refreshments at all checkpoints and more substantial food at the finish.

NO Dogs allowed inside any hall (except assistance dogs). All dogs must be on leads at all times & must have appropriate liability insurance.

SAFETY: please adhere to all government and LDWA guidelines.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT: Route description to be downloaded from LDWA website (in waterproof cover) and please bring your own mug.

MAP covering the route: OS Explorer 211 or Land ranger 155

ROUTE DESCRIPTION & GPX, will be available on the N&S LDWA website in April. You must download your own route description before the event.

FOOD/DRINK: The entry fee includes drinks throughout, biscuits at the start, snacks at all checkpoints & more substantial food at the finish. We will cater for Vegetarians and meat eaters; some Gluten free and Vegan choices will be available.

RETIREMENTS: You must inform an event official. Return transport will only be provided from a checkpoint.

AWARDS: A certificate will be awarded to all at the finish.

ENTRY FEES: LDWA members £15, Non-LDWA £20. Entries limited to 165; when full a waiting list will be added.

Please note that entries by Non LDWA Members will only be allowed from 1st December 2021.

There will be no entries on the day. Entries are not transferable and no substitutions.

CANCELLATION: If the event is cancelled ( at any point in the planning or delivery period ) for any reason the organisers will do their best to contact entrants using the details provided. The organisers will inform on SiEntries and main LDWA websites and entrants are advised to check this before departure. Cancellation of the event will be at the discretion of the organisers and entry fees will be refunded less a proportional amount for the unavoidable costs incurred.

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