GPS Race Maps
Two Crosses Circuit
LDWA event, Tottington
Two crosses circuit 2011 - a gastronomic extravaganza
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics||Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
|Distance||18 Miles||16.7 miles||25 Miles||25 miles|
|Total Climbs||not advertised||about 2,300ft||not advertised||about 3,000ft|
18 miler GPS watch download (thanks to Mark Kelly for uploading this)
Garmin and Google Earth electronic traces
2009 - write up.
I hadn't done an LDWA event before so I didn't really know what to expect. How pleasantly surprised I was.
Both runners and walkers are welcome to these North Manchester events, on both the 18 and 25 mile routes. We arrive din darkness at the ridiculous time of about 7:15 am. Registration was packed, with lashings of tea being given out and toast popping up. All you want for free.
On the way round there were sweets, a tent with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes. At the checkpoint north of Bull Hill there was even tots of brandy and whiskey on offer!
Afterwards there was a feast. Home made chunky veg or lamb + veg soup, big crusty bread, big apple pies (with custard if you want), jam roll and even more tea. As much as you want.
All included in the very reasonable price of £7.50 for non-members.
The race course was interesting (we got lost a few times) and challenging in the strong headwinds. We managed about 2 hr 52 for the 18 miler (actually 16.7miles). Don't expect accurate times or rapid results, these events are more for fun. They make great training runs for long distance races (e.g. Three Peaks, High Peak 40 etc.).
All in all a great fun and laid-back event. The only room for improvement is the toilets (1 trap for >200 men on a Sunday morning was not enough).
Height Profile of Race (18 miler)
Height Profile of Race (25 miler, trace thanks to Paul Leary)
Copyright John Mayall 2009-11.