Crossdale 10K Trail and Community Fun Run
…a pleasant out-and-back route along the paths and trails of the south Nottinghamshire Wolds…
The 2017 race will be the 18th consecutive year that we have run this event. The event consists of 2 races and both have been hotly contested in recent years. There is a 2.5 kilometre Fun Run that is open to all and a 10 K Trail run that is open to all runners of age 16 or over (16 and 17-year-olds must have an accompanying adult at the event) It is organised by a subcommittee of the School PTA and raises funds for the registered charity that is “Friends of Crossdale Primary School”. Charity registration number 1018537.
The event opens at 8.30 a.m. and there will be a selection of attractions to make it a day where you can bring the whole family.
There are portaloo toilet facilities but we know that these can get busy just before the race so some of the school toilets will also be available.
There will be a running clock at the finish that will be viewable for the runners so as to get their own time. We are changing the way that we do the official timing this year. All finishers will get awarded a place straight away and prizes will be given on the places. We are filming the finish line and this will be viewed later in the day and race times from the recording, which will have the race clock in the back ground, will be posted on the website.
All runners do so at their own risk: We do as much as we can to mitigate any risk, but at the end of the day it is a trail run and the terrain can be both uneven and very wet. Please dress appropriately for the conditions.
In the event of extreme weather, (High winds or lightning are the only foreseeable issues) the race may be canceled at short notice. In this very unlikely event, most of the entry fee will be refunded. Any cancellation will be posted on this website and Facebook as soon as the decision is made.
Crossdale Community Fun Run – 9.45 a.m.
The fun run is planned to provide a little exercise and fun for all ages. The short (2.3 km) course is entirely off-road and follows an out-and-back route between Crossdale School and Plumtree Cricket Club. Note that under UK Athletics rules, a signed entry for this event will be considered a declaration that any runners named on the form will run entirely at their own risk, and that they have no medical disabilities that would endanger themselves or others taking part. After the race, you are encouraged to stay and cheer home the 10K runners.
The race is on private land and you simply can’t run it at any other time as we alone have the landowners permission for the race. It sets off from a field at the rear of the school playing field and immediately goes down a hill towards Plumtree and the rail test track. It goes through the railway bridge then into another farmers field in Plumtree. It then doubles back to do the reverse route then continues past the start line and finishes on the school playing field.
We have decided to focus proz3es on primary aged children this year as they constitute the large majority of fun runners! Therefore, this year there will be a trophy for the following categories:
1st primary age boy
1st primary age girl
1st Crossdale pupil boy
1st Crossdale pupil girl
No Child will be eligible for more that one trophy. Therefore if a Crossdale child wins the race he or she will get the 1st Primary age boy/girl trophy and the second child from Crossdale will receive the Crossdale trophy.
There will also be an inter-school team trophy. This will go to the school team of 4 runners that have the lowest overall score. Their score being the position that they finished in. This is always very competitive and the current holder is Keyworth Primary School.
Crossdale 10k Trail Run – 10.30 a.m.
The 10k course follows a pleasant traffic-free, out-and-back route along the footpaths and bridleways of the South Nottinghamshire Wolds (2017 Course Map). Furthermore, with the kind permission of local landowners, the race passes through areas of the countryside normally out of bounds to the general public at large. The course is undulating and covers a variety of surfaces, including grass and gravel tracks. Additionally, it provides an ideal training start point for those wishing to enter the Keyworth Half Marathon (Turkey Trot) in December.
Like the Fun Run, this is mostly private land and cannot be run in its entirety other than on the day of the race. It takes in the beautiful countryside out of Keyworth through Plumtree and towards Ruddington.
This race also starts from the same point as the fun run and starts on the same route. In Plumtree it crosses the Bradmore Lane and continues through farmers fields towards Flawforth corner. From there it turns left up towards Barn Farm. It then goes around the farm and back along the same route. Like the Fun Run the race finishes on the School playing field.
There will be prizes awarded in the following categories: (Please note we have slightly changed the categories from previous years)
-Over 40 Male (Must be 40 or over on day of race)
-Over 35 Female (Must be 35 or over on day of race)
As with the Fun Run, no person can receive more than one prize. Potentially the same person could win in two categories – if that is the case he/ she would be awarded only one prize. e.g. if the male winner of the overall race is 48, he will get the 1st prize but the second male finisher, regardless of age, would get the other prize.
The school playing field has the capability of parking for about 250 cars. This has always been used and we hope to again for 2016. However, in the event of waterlogged ground, this will not be possible and I am afraid that you will have to park on-street. There is plenty of on-street parking within 15 mins walk. This will also apply if the car park is filled.
Getting to the race
The school is situated at the end of Crossdale Drive in Keyworth (NG12 5HP).
The Pear Tree pub in Keyworth has kindly donated prizes for 2017’s race. As a local, community event it’s great that local businesses are supporting us. We hope Keyworth residents and those attending the 10k will reciprocate and pop in for a drink and some food!
Local garden machinery retailer, Henton and Chattell, based on London Road, Nottingham are pleased to support the school’s 10K Fun Run and wish all those taking part all the very best.
In 2016 a local company MISIRLI, supplied us with running socks to give away to all finishers of the main race (first 240 finishers). These cotton rich proper running socks and having tried them myself I can tell you that they are really good. A Massive thank you to MISIRLI and in particular, Faye who has made this happen.