TrueSapien Challenge

Daventry Country Park, Northamptonshire.

Organiser's Description

This 3.3 mile route in Daventry Country Park means your race can be just over 5k or even over 60k. You decide how many laps you're going to do on the day within the 6 hour time limit. If you're looking to cover a marathon distance you'll need to complete 8 laps, and a half marathon will be 4 laps. The course is relatively flat, with a few small inclines, and the surface is varied but, there is around 3/4 of a mile through meadow, depending on weather conditions this could be rather muddy!

Start Time

09:00am

Distance

Event specific finishers medal (a nice one too!)

Chip timing

A fully stocked aid station on each lap. Think kids' picnic rather than water station!

Toilets

Daventry Country Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 2JB

By car: Daventry Country Park is 20 minutes from M1 Junction 16. Use the postcode NN11 2JB for sat navs.

By train: The closest train station is Long Buckby, which is served by West Midlands Trains services to Birmingham New Street, Northampton and London Euston. For Virgin Trains inter-city services passengers should change at Rugby, the next station to the West.

You do have to pay to park (£2 at the time of writing). This money goes directly to the country park, it's a great space that needs money and this is their main revenue stream. That said, be a hero and car share, save money and the World!

The majority of the course is over crushed stone and, dependent on the weather, could be muddy. There are tree roots, a few small sections where the pathways are more natural and a section of single track running. The route goes around the reservoir into the woodland and around the meadow, this could be muddy depending on the weather leading up to the event. This should give you something different to look at on each lap! The course is runnable throughout.

The event is cupless. It's obviously good for the environment to reduce plastic use and general waste. Yes, you won't break a World record having to stop to fill a bottle of water, or carry a hydration pack, but over a marathon distance it would probably add less than a minute to your time. We will have water, isotonic drinks, tea and coffee and Coca Cola for you, but to be clear - we won't supply disposable cups for drinks.

We will have a small area under the gazebo where the aid station is, where you can leave a bag, but it is not 'secure' so it is left at your own risk entirely.

Race Registration opens at 08:15
Race Briefing at 08:50
Race start at 09:00
Race finishes at 15:00

Open to entrants aged over 17yrs

Daventry Country Park has a large car park, cafe and children's play area.

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