The inaugural Striders Downhill 1 mile run looked a great success with some fierce finishes.
For more photos (all downloadable full size) visit the gallery …
Here’s the details of the run for the next time!
Gareth writes …
The Wednesday (5th April) the club run will be a one mile downhill dash from old Durham Gardens. The Start at the top of old Durham Gardens and finish at the wobbly Bridge at MC.
The idea is to set each pace group off under the run leaders and meet just about 7:30ish at the start area. We will then set each race/wave off in their chosen Mile group.
I just want this to be fun, but people can definitely target a Mile PB if they desire on the day as it’s very fast Down Hill.
Here’s a map of the route:
Max elevation: 86 m
Min elevation: 34 m
Total climbing: 14 m
Total descent: -56 m
Total Time: 00:05:19
And now a pictorial guide (Gareth’s photos):
Down the hill then turn right towards the Cathedral
A long flatish slightly downhill stretch with the Cathedral in the distance
Down towards Old Durham Gardens then bear left at gate (marshalled)
Looking back at the gate that you’ve just gone through
Down the hill then bear left up the muddy path
A few metres up the path then bear right, towards the river
Just before old bridge, bear right then left
Left Left Left under the old bridge
Straight run to the finish
If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, here’s how it looks. You can see that it’s going to be very sunny. It’s not quite GoPro quality but you get the idea. Be ready for the Susan Davis photobomb.
Link to full size (1.3GB) file: Downhill Dash 1 mile