20thMeanwood Valley Trail Race
YOUR RACE NUMBERThank you for your entry for the race - please find your number enclosed.
If you are unable to run, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR NUMBER TO SOMEONE ELSE, as this might cause incorrect allocation of prizes, and could cause confusion if an accident or emergency were to occur.
If you wish to transfer your number to another runner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the Enquiry Desk on race day. A small admin fee (for charity) will apply.
Please write on the reverse of your number, in waterproof ink, emergency contact details and any medical information that may be relevant in case of emergency.
ABOUT THE RACE
The Meanwood Valley Trail is a footpath from Woodhouse Moor near Leeds City Centre to Golden Acre Park at Bramhope. This path forms the first 7 miles of the Dales Way long distance footpath from Leeds to Bowness-on-Windermere.
Our Trail Race starts and finishes at the Old Leo's Club, just 300 yards off the Meanwood Valley Trail. The course is a single lap of approximately 7.5 miles mainly on footpaths with some grassland. There is just one 100 yard stretch of road, run twice, which enables us to make the only road crossing on our route. Yet at the southernmost point we are less than 3 miles from Leeds City Centre!
Due to the road section and a section of tarmac path, the route is unsuitable for spikes. But some of the footpaths are stony and/or muddy. Depending on the amount of rain in the weeks before the race, runners should choose between fell or trail running shoes with long rubber studs or studded road-running shoes - previous experience is that fell/trail shoes are more likely to be better!
Over the last 10 years, we have averaged 300 finishers, and hope to have similar numbers again this year.
For the safety of all runners, please note, no Ipods (or similar devices) to be worn and no dogs allowed to run
RULES OF THE PATHSPlease note that some of the race is on public footpaths and bridlepaths and although we will be putting up notices to give advance warning of our event, walkers and horseriders have equal right to use these paths. Marshals will ask walkers/riders to keep to the left - runners should keep left when meeting walkers and overtake on the right when coming up behind walkers. Please note that all land between the Ring Road and Seven Arches is private land and that anyone who leaves the public right of way as a result of either running the race or watching, does so entirely at their own risk and recognises that the landowner does not have any liability for loss damage of injury resulting from the running or organising of this race.
All profits from the race are being donated to Lineham Farm, which, each year, gives over 1000 deserving local children a unique, rewarding and memorable holiday in the country.
Over the last 14 years we have raised over £13,000.
Please contact us if you would like further details of the charity or would like to raise money for them.
LINEHAM FARM CHILDREN'S CENTRE
LINEHAM FARM CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Promoted by Valley Striders
Course designer, Geoff Webster, and the rest of the Valley Striders Race Support Team hope you enjoy the course and the event - Good Luck!
For further information, please visit the race website:
DIRECTIONSFrom Leeds City Centre and the South (including M1 and M621)
Providing the weather is good, there should be sufficient parking within Leos grounds. If the car park is full or you decide not to park at Leos, then PLEASE (1) don't park on King Lane (you may get a parking ticket) (2) don't park adjacent to the play area (let local residents use this) (3) don't park in the shops parking area (not fair to the shops or customers) (4) do park carefully on side streets allowing room for residents to get in and out of their drives. Thank you!
Inside the Clubhouse, separate changing rooms for men and women will be available before and after the race. (NB valuables are left at your own risk). After the race, there will be 15 showers available for men, and 2 for women.
The Start and Finish are both less than 100 yards from the Clubhouse.
The bar in the Clubhouse will be open after the race for competitors (and during the race for spectators!)
The bar in the Clubhouse has been recently redecorated. Please change your shoes before entering the bar. You are also requested not to bring kit-bags into the bar.
Results will be displayed as soon as possible after the finish. If you require a printed copy of the results, there will be envelopes at the Enquiry Desk - self-address one of these and leave £1 inside.
Prizes will be presented in the Clubhouse soon after 12 noon.
Bottle of "Meanwood Meander"
Mail Order 01943 601581
For a list of entries received to date, visit our website http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/trail.htm