East Yorkshire XC League
Race 1 – Bishop Wilton
All RESULTS will be posted here EYCCL RACE RESULTS
Route: Approximately 10km hilly especially at the start and finish. Studs / grippy trial shoes recommended as mud can be widespread!! Some of this route is run on private land with kind permission from the owner, please DO NOT try and do a recce run.
From start at the crossroads. Slight uphill on tarmac road to the turn right onto off road. Quick decision time for other than leaders - stile or bypass if a queue.
Then mostly uphill to the sharp right and a flat section to shortly after a road crossing, then a long downhill section to the lower part of the course after the bend. This is flat and lengthy to the next sharp right. It can be very muddy in parts, but probably not this year. However unless you are leading, watch which part of the field,(there is no established track), the race leaders are taking to avoid any really muddy parts.
At the sharp right turn, there is a mostly uphill but not steep section, at the end of which is a tarmac road adjacent to a church.
After this and a right turn, there is slight uphill grass section, and then the slightly downhill bendy part. The final section is a steep downhill to the finish. This is notorious for rabbit holes, so watch where you are going, is the proferred advice at the race briefing, although I am not aware of such causing a problem, but the steep downhill could a problem for tired legs.
Facilities: The village pub – The Fleece Inn (Main Street) has kindly agreed to runners using the pub toilets before and after the race. Please enter the pub by the left side door from the car park area. – Please respect this facility and remove muddy shoes before entering the pub.
The Landlord would also appreciate your custom in return.
No changing facilities or showers so arrive ready to run.
Parking: Parking is limited so car share. Please park with consideration for the villagers and passing traffic (complaints about inconsiderate parking have been received in the past).
Club Strip: This is an inter-club closed league so club vests must be worn by all runners.
Distance: 5.8 miles
Minimum Elevation: 220 feet
Maximum Elevation: 756 feet
Total climb: 828 feet
Total descent: 806 feet