As in previous years from Sunday 8th January 2017 I'll (Tim Lloydlangston) be running a marathon training group again. Basic idea is a series of 10 cross country runs building up from 10 miles and adding a mile each week until we reach 20 miles by the end of March. The pace is steady and there's always short cuts home.
We meet at 8.30am on Sunday mornings at Mary Stevens Park - main car park. An outline of the routes is below (one week off for Stagger marshalling):
08/01/2017 10 miles Bridge Port Bridge Sample
Bewdley, down the river to Stourport Wharf, pick up the canal, through Kidderminster and end at the Lock in Wolverley.
15/01/2017 11 miles The Tree Hugger
Norton Culvert, Bunkers Hill Wood, Foresters, Prestwood Drive, 1 Wood, Bonded Warehouse.
22/01/2017 12 miles The Broome Handle
Golf course, Hagley School, Lyttleton Arms, Field House nursing home, Broome, Yieldingtree, Barnet Hill garden centre, Blakedown, Stakenbridge, Step Hill
29/01/2017 13 miles The Millions (my favourite)
Sewage works, Whittington, Kinver, Enville Hall, Blundies, Millions Wood, Prestwood nursing home, Foresters
12/02/2017 14 miles Clent Highlights
Golf course, Step Hill, Stakenbridge, Broome, Holy Cross, Clent church, Walton Hill, Four Stones, Whychbury Hill, Ham Dingle
19/02/2017 15 miles Barnett Fair
Golf Course, Step Hill, Stakenbridge, Blakedown, Barnett Hill Ridge, Yieldingtree, Barnet Hill lower path, Horse fields, Past Hurcott Wood, Fairy Glen, Bunkers Hill Wood lower path, Crem
26/02/17 16 Miles Urban Jungle (new for 2017)
Rufford Rd, the Stour at the viaduct, Cradley, Blackbrook, Saltwells Nature Reserve, Netherton Reservoir, canals to Merry Hill, Buckpool, Wordsley Church, One Wood
05/03/2017 17 miles You’ve Got To Be Kidding
Golf course, County Lane, Stakenbridge, Blakedown, Horse fields, Hurcott pools, Kidderminster, Canal, Fairy Glen, Norton Covert
12/03/2017 18 miles More Canals Than Venice
Bonded Warehouse, New Wood, Stourton, Prestwood Nursing Home, Glass Cone, Fens Pool, Waterfront, Glass Cone, Bonded Warehouse.
19/03/2017 19 miles Twin Peaks
Golf course, Quarry Park Rd, Wychbury, Four Stones, Hagley Hall, Hagley School, Brake Lane, Horsetail Bank, Fairy Glen, Kingsford Park, Kinver Edge, Whittington, Sewage works
26/03/2017 20 miles A Bit Of Everything
Norton Culvert, Fairy Glen, Kingsford Country Park, Kinver Edge, Enville, Millions Wood, Ashwood Marina, Ridgehill School, Yewtree Farm, Bonded Warehouse
(No run on 5/2/17 as that's the day of the Stagger)