Longridge Christmas Pudding Run
A tough, undulating 7 mile course over the beautiful Longridge fells, all on road - a great pre-Christmas fun and friendly event from Longridge Civic Hall. Fully marshalled. This is the 36th Christmas Pudding Run, with a Christmas pudding for all finishers.
Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Lancashire
By road: From the M6 - leave at Junction 31a and take the B6242. Follow the B6242/6243/6244. At the roundabout with the B5269 continue straight ahead onto Derby Road. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Berry Lane. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Calder Ave. Destination will be on the left.
By train: Preston station is the closest major station to Longridge. Preston Station has direct services to all major cities including Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and also many local stations. The Line 1 bus then runs every 20 minutes and goes directly to Longridge from Preston City Centre, a short walk away. The journey takes about 25 minutes.
Parking is available at the Civic Hall, but it does fill up quickly. On street parking is also available but this is a residential area so please do not block residents' driveways.
Individual race winners are awarded prizes in the following categories:
First 3 Male and Lady winners
First Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75/80+
First Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75/80+
First Male and Female Club Team (4 to count)
Entry into the event is open to everyone of all abilities as long as they are aged over 16yrs on the day of the race.
At Event HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race numbers, an enquiry desk if you have any questions, toilets, baggage storage and a cafe if you fancy a brew before the race.
The awards presentation will take place in the registration area at approximately 12pm
There are no changing or showering facilities at this venue.
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A beautifully brutal run even though it is all on road. Next year it may be an idea to cut down on plastic waste. It is only 7 miles, maybe asking people to carry collapsible cups (as other races are doing) if they really can't last an hour without water and can't carry it.