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Fox Challenge

Sywell Country Park

Ecton, Northampton NN6 0QX, UK

Fri 3rd May 2024

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£42.00

Organiser's Description

This an event that enables all abilities of runner to run together (or hike/walk!). Ultimately you can run as many 5k laps as you wish in the time limit. You can run one lap in 20 minutes, pick up your medal, flapjack and beer and go home! Alternatively you can head out on your 15th lap at 14:55 and finish in 6:30 having covered over 50 miles! It’s completely up to you.

There is no pressure from us, but we’ll also see if you want one more lap! The format is great for people looking to run further than they’ve ever done before, do a long training run for future events or to enjoy a sociable event with your friends.

If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps (and a mini lap) and a half marathon will be 4 laps (and an even smaller mini lap!).

Races

  • Fox Challenge

    Fri 3rd May 2024

    £42.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Fox Challenge (Alternative Fox Medal)

    Fri 3rd May 2024

    £42.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

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  • Fox Challenge

    Fri 3rd May 2024

    £42.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Fox Challenge (Alternative Fox Medal)

    Fri 3rd May 2024

    £42.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

Sywell Country Park is a great venue with good ground underfoot all the way round the reservoir. The overall elevation is only around 150ft with a good chunk of that the climb up the damn wall at the start of each lap! The rest of the lap is gently rolling in places. The time of year means the woodland sections might be “grubby” underfoot but road or light trail shoes would suffice. there are areas with relatively new stone pathways that may be uncomfortable with minimal shoes.

How to Get There

Sywell country Park (NN6 0QX) is on the outskirts of Northampton and 13 minutes from Junction 15 of the M1 and Junction 8 of the A14. The closest train stations are Northampton and Wellingborough.

Parking

Parking costs up to £5.20 depending on how long you stay. There is a café and toilet block near to the HQ on site.

Location

Sywell Country Park, Northampton is run and managed by Northamptonshire County Council.

FAQs

  • Can I run with my dog?

    No, our canicross season finishes in March

  • I’m not that fussed by a medal, drink and flapjack…

    In that case our partnership with Trees Not Tees may be of interest! When you sign up to this event you can select to have no finish line swag and instead we’ll donate the cost of this to Trees Not Tees who will plant a tree in their Scottish woodland on your behalf!

  • Can I transfer or defer my place?

    Transfers and deferrals can be made anytime up to 7 days before the event.

the route

The route may be subject to last minute changes and there will be plenty of markings up on race day so you do not need to have this - but I know some of you like to anyway!

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