Ready to chase laps at the Fox Challenge?
This new event is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.
Only a few days to ge before the Fox Challenge (Thursday 7 October), a new event where people can run (or walk) as many 5K laps as they prefer in 6 hours. They can keep it short and sweet or go long but whatever distance they choose, there is a foxy medal as their reward.
This is another challenge from organisers Big Bear Events that is likely to be a vote winner with runners due to the attractive location. It is held at Sywell Country Park in East Northamptonshire, a venue popular with visitors which is situated next to a reservoir and includes an Edwardian water pump house and tower.
The course or lap (3.1 miles) is mainly flat on paths, some of them fairly new, and woodland sections which are easy to run on. A road or light trail shoe would be fine for this terrain.
It starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm. In that time, runners can complete a single lap then leave or go for a 10K, Half Marathon or a Marathon before calling it a day. There is also the option to go even further and run an ultra.
The beauty of these types of event is that they are a safe way for someone to step up in distance without the risk of getting lost or injured and having to make their way home. Plus a well stocked aid station on each lap removes the need to carry supplies although runners can leave their own food and drink on a designated table. Talking of refreshments... finishers will receive a flapjack and a beer along with their medal.
There is still time to be part of this new event but be quick (as a fox!) as entries close on tomorrow October 5 at 9am.
Sign up now at the Big Bear Events website.
Image courtesy of Big Bear Events.