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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #1

  • Neil Wallace
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I'm not able to attend the club tonight or Thursday. Anyone interested in learning more about the Vets - running, not animal husbandry - then please see me on Tues 12th May or post below.

The next Vets fixture is hosted by Kirkstall Harriers on 26th May - the course and event are suited for ALL abilities. Just treat it like a training run? Around 5 miles, lots of road and usually the biggest (and best) team photo of the year.

Also, please note in the diary: there will be an opportunity for Pacers (new or experienced) to explore the route during a training run on Thurs 21st - more details to follow; likely meeting on Pollard Lane, Bramley.

Online registration has re-opened (free) and further details: www.yvaa.org/

Neil - Vets Coordinator
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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #2

  • Andrew Byrom
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Will be interesting what they do with the route. You can't run up the A65 for the foreseeable future due to the footpath being closed for the Kirkstall Forge development, maybe they'll move the start into Bramley Fall Woods?
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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #3

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Route Description as supplied by Peter Hey of Kirkstall Harriers:

RACE ROUTE DESCRIPTION FOR YVAA RACE TUES 26th MAY 2015 Approx 6 miles

START
On tarmac path in front of the railings between the Abbey and the river. One complete clockwise lap on tarmac path, followed by one half lap on grass up the river to rugby club. Cross over the footbridge then up the banking onto the Rugby Field – avoiding the pitch. Exit onto the A65 and turn left. KEEPING ON THE FOOTPATH. Just over half a mile turn left down Rein Road (dirt track with limited access for pedestrians and cyclists only), to river and turn right to Newlay Lane Bridge. Turn left over bridge BEWARE OF RESTRICTED ENTRY AND EXIT and BIG BOULDERS at far side of bridge. Run up Pollard Lane to the Abbey Inn. Continue up Pollard Lane KEEPING TO THE FOOTPATH ON THE RIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE – NARROW SINGLE TRACK ROAD. Near the top, adjacent to playing fields CAREFULLY CROSS THE ROAD and follow marshals/tape around the field to enter the woods. Turn left into the woods, then shortly turn right, up the path through the woods. Exit the woods at the top and run across grass towards playground. Bear left down into the woods and follow tape/marshals to top of the steps. Turn left just before the steps and follow main wide path through the woods to the far end. Run up short hill to the top and turn sharp left BEWARE OF RAILINGS SAFEGUARDING STEEP DROP. Keep left avoiding path on right down to the quarry. Emerge out of narrow path by the playing fields where you entered. BEWARE OF ANY OTHER RUNNERS AT THIS POINT and turn right back to Pollard Lane. Turn right down Pollard Lane KEEPING TO FOOTPATH where possible and retrace the route back to the Abbey and finish. On the A65 PLEASE KEEP ON THE FOOTPATH. When entering the Abbey grounds by the Rugby Club – opposite the Vesper Gate pub – keep left with the wall on your left, passing the tennis courts and across the path to the finish line.
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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #4

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Jon - yes aware of the route, just pointing out that the footpath is closed on the left hand side going up the A65 prior to Rein Road. I ran a large part of the route on Sunday.
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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #5

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As host club Kirkstall Harriers is aware of the potential issues of the road works - apparently the works are scheduled to be removed the week prior to the race.

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YVAA Kirkstall 2 years 7 months ago #6

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Neil Wallace wrote:
...apparently the works are scheduled to be removed the week prior to the race

... leaving any remaining unfilled holes as part of the course - extra points available for jump execution and style.
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