Summer Road Race League Race 4
The Notts AAA Road Race Summer League is a series of 5 races from April to August on mainly rural, undulating road and trail courses.
All the courses are between 5 and 6 miles.
Any club member can enter just by turning up on the night. All races are free to members, though you must wear a club vest.
The more we have running the better, so why not give it a try, whatever your standard.
Please note that headphones are now banned for safety reasons. Clubs will suffer a large penalty for any member wearing them.
The furthest trip on the calendar, but it’s worth it for a lovely run in Sherwood Forest. It also seems to give many
people the illusion of being a mainly downhill course, even though it’s circular.
The start is a bit of a scramble for position along the edge of the field before a tight right turn and another to get out of the school grounds.
The first mile is steadily downhill, so don’t be too perturbed by a fast first mile time.
The second and third miles are gently undulating, with some cover from the trees if it’s a sunny evening.
At the far end of the course in the fourth mile, there’s a sharp turn on to a forest track for the toughest part of the course,
with about a mile of mainly uphill forest track to bring you back to the lane. Once you hit the lane again, it’s gently uphill back to the school gates. Remember to leave something for the long run-in.