You’ve entered events that have just been cancelled and you’re pretty gutted about it. Your MOJO for training has dropped and you’re wondering when you’ll be able to compete again. Well, we (the Nobbler team) are in the same boat, we’re all runners too.
So we have come up with an idea that might help. A mass participation event, run over the course of the Coronavirus lockdown. We can all take part, just not at the same time. A virtual event with a real medal!
1, 2 OR 4 LOOPS
So you can’t run your chosen race but you can run the distance and you can make sure that training isn’t wasted. We’ve set up a 6.6 mile loop in the woods for people to run when they want. 1 loop for a 10k, twice for a half marathon and 4 times for a marathon.
The 6.6 mile route is shown below. The GPX is available to download, there is an Ordnance Survey route link here and we’ve set up route markers in the woods. The start point is in a carpark and is also the halfway point of the loop so can use your car as a feed station. Here is a link to the segment on Strava you can also take on the double loop if you’re feeling energetic.
From the carpark, head left (in the direction of Narberth) do the marked loop there, then come back to the carpark, cross the road and do the loop down towards Blackpool Mill. Both loops are fully marked with green signs and green arrows on the road.
The Strava segments will be set up for 1 loop, 2 loops and 4 loops. Go out and enjoy it.
Do it when you want and get in touch when you’re done, post a photo or Strava link on our Facebook page and we’ll send you a medal* 🏅. Whilst it’s only one medal per person, you can attempt the loop(s) as many times as you like. Maybe see how fast you can run 1 loop then 2 loops and maybe even 4 loops? We even have a special medal for the person who does the most loops in one go!
GO GO GO
The route is now ready to go, the event has started! We’ll keep the event going until regular events are allowed to start again. We’ll update this page regularly with top 10 runners on each of the 1, 2 and 4 loops variations. Please read the safety notes below. It’s important that we don’t want this event to spread the coronavirus. It was created to keep us all sane whilst everything is in lockdown.
There is a major road crossing on the loop as well as some running on minor roads. Please take care when crossing the road. Don’t take any risks.
The purpose of this is so that you can do your race distance at a time when we can’t run together so all guidelines must be followed:
– You must run alone and stay 6 feet away from other people at all times.
– You must not run if you feel ill in anyway whatsoever.
– You must maintain good hygiene (we don’t mean spraying liberally with Lynx), please be aware of other users of the footpaths, do not spit, cough near people or generally be a bit gross.
– Please show respect and courtesy to all other users of the woods, there will be dog walkers, horse riders and people enjoying the open air so please give way, smile (but don’t high five…).
This is not an organised run, race or event. You will be 100% responsible for your safety and health before, during and after.
We have a limited supply of medals, so it’s first come first serve.