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Syke Reservoir Race
aka Brown House Wham Reservoir Race
Accurate 5km with 400ft ascent
27th May 2010
Race HQ and start line, The Red Lion
This is a tough little cookie, probably one of the the hardest 5k's in the North West.
The race starts outside the Red Lion, with the first 1/3 mile climbing 200ft. Then its right and down to the path to the ressie, two laps round, then back up the same path. Its a mighty long slog on the way back. Then it's a fast descent to the finish line, a little higher than the start line.
Expect this to take about 90 - 120 sec per 20min longer than your usual 5K. The distance is accurate.
In the first two times this race took place only 20 then 23 turned up. This was a little disappointing, but it did mean the prizes were easier to win and a top 10 finish was achievable.
Copyright John Mayall 2010.