Ponton Plod

Now with a choice of three distances, 12, 17 or 27 miles.

Date Sunday 12th September, 2021
Distance 27M + other events: 17M, 12M
LocationGreat Ponton
Town/CityGrantham
AreaLincolnshire
Start postcodeNG33 5DS
Start time8:30am
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The Ponton Plod was started in 2007 by Stuart and Kath Ashley with a choice of two distances, 17 or 27 miles and attracted an entry of 89 which was a reasonable number for the first year. In 2009 it was decided to introduce a shorter 12-mile route to try and attract more local walkers who may not want to do a longer distance. Although this attracted a few local walkers it attracted a lot of club runners. Since then entry numbers have increased most years and saw our largest entry in 2019 with 273 entrants about 70% of these were runners. 

The event starts and finishes at The Village Centre, Great Ponton, near Grantham and all routes use footpaths, bridleways, tracks and minor roads towards The Vale of Belvoir, the longer routes passing through several picturesque villages. Checkpoints serving refreshments and drinks (hot at some checkpoints) are situated at about 6-mile intervals and home made soup and puddings are provided at the finish, all included in the entry fee.

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