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The Dirt Run, aka The Wellingborough Multi Terrain, is back, with a choice of 4 distances!
Whether you're looking for a multi terrain fun run, to take your park run off road, to practice the run leg of your triathlon, for a serious race in some stunning surrounds, or if you like things a little more... well dirty! then the varied terrain of the Jurassic Irchester Country Park, in Northamptonshire, is ideal.
It doesn’t matter what ability level you are, as you have the choice of 5k, 10k, 15k or 20k runs. The course for all 4 distances is the same - the 5k runners complete 1 lap, 10k 2 laps, 15k 3 laps, 20k 4 laps.
5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 20 km
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Commemorative medal to all competitors
Toilet facilities near the finish line.
Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Irchester, Northamptonshire NN29 7DL
Car - The Park can be accessed from the M1. Leave at J15 and follow the A45/A509. Follow the brown and white signs to Irchester Country Park. The main entrance is on Gypsy Lane (B570) off the A509 between Wellingborough and Woollaston.
Bus - A regular bus service stops opposite the Park's main entrance on the B570.
Train - The nearest train station is in Wellingborough, less than 3 miles away. From Wellingborough there is a half-hourly service to London St. Pancras and hourly services to Nottingham via Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough and Beeston, and to Corby via Kettering.
Bicycle - A designated cycle route is available from Wellingborough
There is parking in the Country Park but please try to car share wherever possible. Please allow adequate time to park. Parking is paid for, by card or cash at the machine, and a member of the ranger team will be collecting cash and issuing tickets to speed up the process. Please use the car parks as directed by the staff. You must display your ticket as the parking is controlled by council wardens and there is a big fine to be had for not displaying!
The run takes place within the confines of the Country Park, if you find yourself outside the Park boundaries then you have gone horribly wrong!
From the start you will run around to the right and, keeping left, take care when crossing the road, there will be marshals on the crossing point. Follow the track until it then bends to the right and straightens downhill towards your favourite part – the hill! At the top of the hill keep left, then turn left for your first loop. Along the straight path with the gulley to your right take the first left and continue to the marshal point where you will turn right. Go straight on into the woods (ignoring the right turn) and follow the path round to the right. Stay on the path with the gulley to your left, go past where you turned to the left on the out lap and turn right at the marshal point which takes you to the top of the hill. Bear left through the trees and out across the field and cross the road through the gaps in the wooden fencing. Keep left on the path, into the field where you started and stay to the left of the start line, loop round the fence at the top and keep left back towards the lap point, or finish depending on which race you have opted for. For the 5k race, head straight to the finish line, 10k, 15k or 20k you will be directed back onto the loop.
This Ride with GPS file will give you an indication of the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes...
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