Cirencester Park, part of The Bathurst Estate close to the centre of the Cotswold Town of Cirencester, between Gloucester and Swindon on the A417/A419. The Bathurst Estate has, once again, kindly let us hire a quiet area of this beautiful park for the event.
The off road course is a mix of wooded trails, grass and tracks, with a flattish run and undulating bike course. A beautiful venue, free parking, chip timing, secure transition, toilets, food vendor, mementos, prizes and ideal for both experienced and novice competitors.
Full details emailed out 13 days prior to event. In line with ITU rules SORRY NO CYCLO-CROSS BIKES. There are toilets and water available on site, but no showers. Cycling is not usually allowed in Cirencester Park so please do not ride or drive in the park prior to the event. Entry fee £23.75 for the long event, £27 Relay and £18.50 for the short and no extra transaction fees. Withdrawals must inform us in writing - 70% refund given up to 14 days prior, no refunds or transfers after that date.
Events - Long, Short, Relay
The Long Event and the Relay consists of a 2 mile cross country run (all off road) followed by a 10 mile MTB bike (all off-road) and finishes with a second 2 mile cross country run. Minimum age for entry is 17 years as at 31 December 2015. The relay event is based on a team of one runner and one rider and these teams can be either male, female or mixed.
The Short Event consists of a 1 mile cross country run (all off road) followed by a 5 mile MTB bike (all off-road) and finishes with a second 1 mile cross country run. Minimum age for entry is 14 years as at 31 December 2015.
The run is a two lap route run on grass and wooded trails (the short event is one lap). The bike ride is two laps of an undulating, wooded trails with a grass section at the start and end of each lap (the short event is one laps). The final run is over the same course as the first run. In both events the emphasis is on FUN but the long event is tough, so it is recommended that first time MTB competitors choose the short event.
In the long event prizes will be awarded to first five men and first three women overall, the first male and female 40+, 50+, 60+ and the first relay team. In the short event a prize will be awarded to the first youth (14 -16 years) male and female, the first male and female aged 17+ and the first 40+ male and female. Please note, all ages are calculated as at 31 December 2015 for November event.