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Focused on the job ahead at the Ipstones 5ish

Ready for the hilly-ish Ipstones 5ish?

Scenic ascents and descents at Race 17 in the NSRRA programme.

There are more than a few hills in the Moorlands and this Sunday (23 October) runners will be scaling them at the Ipstones 5ish. They have post-race coffee and cake to look forward to (and to take their mind off the pain!). 

The race was scheduled for 10 September but then postponed to 23 October due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It is part of the NSRRA Programme of League Races for 2022 now entering the final stages. Competition is hotting up in the men’s and women’s groups for points which determine individual standings along with the goal of finishing at the top of the group. It could go down to the wire at the end.  

Ipstones Memorial Hall is the venue for this tough hilly 5 (and a bit) miler which begins at 10.30am. It is mostly on road apart from grass at the start and finish and a trail path so good variety making for an interesting course. There are climbs at mile 1 and later at mile 4 but if it goes up it has to come down giving opportunities to stretch out the legs and clock up a speedy Strava segment. Repeat this near the finish. 

There are prizes for the top three men and women, age category winners and first male and female teams (3 to count). Finishers receive a medal and an email certificate plus free photos. 

Youngsters can test themselves in the 1.5 Mile Fun Run where they will be rewarded with a medal. 

So, hills, coffee and cake in that order.  Bring it on.   

Image courtesy of Bryan Dale (Race Photos)

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