Guisborough Woods Race 2015
The next race in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Guisborough Woods Race on the 27th December 2015. The race is back on the original 3 lap course for the seniors with a 1 lap and a half lap race for the juniors depending on age. Entry is on the day only at Guisborough Rugby Club, Guisborough, North Yorkshire and is £7. The event starts at 11am. Each lap is just short of two miles long and starts with a gradual climb on a wide forest track before going onto some muddy single track and gets much steeper. The path goes round the top of an old quarry now covered in trees and tops out on a wider forest track still gradually climbing. There is then a bit of flat running on good tracks before a thrilling single track muddy descent through the trees. It is very difficult to pace this race correctly and most people get slower each lap staggering up the final climb. So, we warned. As the climb and descent are usually muddy fell shoes or very grippy trail shoes would be best. Click here to see the race route map.