“Stride Through The Woods”
Wednesday the 23rd April 2014 at 19:30
Course records: Men: Mohammed Abu-Rezeq 16:18.08 (2013) Women: Kerrie Wood Doyle 22:01.92 (2013)
Once again Hyde Village Striders presents “Stride Through The Woods” a two-lap multi- terrain race around our stomping ground, the Tame Valley. You'll probably not have time to appreciate the fine scenery as you speed along the hard packed river trail, romp over the grass and stagger through the short muddy section, but you will finish with a smile on your face!
There is 35m of ascent on each lap, with a short sharp 20m climb at one end of the loop and a steady 15m climb at the other. Other than those small climbs and a short splash through the mud it's full steam ahead on good trail.
A donation to Willow Wood Hospice will be made from any profit the event makes. Last year we donated over £150.
If you have any questions about the event please get in touch: email the race team.
The course includes uneven trail, wooded areas with tree roots, a small stream crossing, narrow paths and a few steps. Runners must take these hazards into account especially when running in a group or when deciding to overtake other runners.
The area is open to the public and part the course follows a bridleway so runners may encounter members of the public, dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Consideration must be given to other users of the area.
The middle section of the route is covered four times and is a wide trail. All runners must keep to the right when on this trail unless overtaking. Do not overtake on the bends where you may not be able to see oncoming runners!
Entries can be made online via Race Results, Bookitzone or Runners World. For postal or on the day entries the entry form is available to download here. You can also download a poster to publicise the race.
Entries on the day will be available if the race does not fill up. Please print an entry form, complete it and bring it with you to speed up the process on the evening.
Race numbers must be collected from Registration on the day. No SAE is required. Numbers are transferable, but please inform us at least 48hrs prior to the race. Transfer of numbers on the day will not be possible.
Venue / Registration
The venue is the Village Hotel, Captain Clarke Road, Hyde SK14 4QG. map
Registration is open from 18:00 and will close at 19:10 to give runners plenty of time to get to the start 1km away. Please don't be late.
Toilets and refreshments are available at the venue. The prize-giving will be held back at the venue afterwards.
There will be a safety briefing 2 minutes before the start.
Hyde North station is 400m walk from the Village Hotel. It is ~15 min from Manchester on the Manchester Piccadilly - Marple Rose Hill line. Train times
The Village Hotel is approx 1 mile north of Hyde Town centre just off the A627 to Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Coming from Manchester, Stockport or the south: take the M67 to junction 3. At the lights at the top of the slip road take the left fork onto Clark Way signposted to Dukinfield. Go straight on at the next lights (100m) and turn right at the following lights signposted A627 Ashton and Dukinfield. Almost immediately there is another set of lights - turn left into Dukinfield Road. The Village Hotel is on Captain Clarke Road which is on the left 0.9 miles from the lights.
Coming from Glossop or the east: take the M67 to junction 3. At the lights at the top of the slip road turn right onto Clark Way signposted to Dukinfield. Go straight on at the next lights (200m) and turn right at the following lights signposted A627 Ashton and Dukinfield. Almost immediately there is another set of lights - turn left into Dukinfield Road. The Village Hotel is on Captain Clarke Road which is on the left 0.9 miles from the lights.
Coming from the north: Take the M60 to junction 23. Turn left at the top of the slip road - A635 Ashton-Under-Lyne. At the roundabout (0.7 mile) take 3rd exit onto A627 to Dukinfield and Hyde. The Village Hotel is on Captain Clarke Road which is on the right 1.5 miles from the roundabout.
Please park at the Village Hotel, in the overflow car park to the rear. This location is marked on the race map below. Please do not park closer to the start.
Traffic wardens regularly patrol the area and have been seen ticketing illegally parked vehicles.
On the day
Please arrive at the venue in good time to pick up your number. Toilets are available. Pick up your number from Registration then follow the directions to the start.
The course is two laps with a short tail for the Start and Finish. Most of it is good trail but there is a short muddy section and a section of grass.
The map shows the route of the race in green with km markers and the route from Registration / parking to the start in red. The route can also be downloaded as a GPX file for you to upload to your Garmin.
There will be prizes for the first three male and female runners as well as winners of each vet category from FV35 to MV70.
The prize-giving will be held at the Village Hotel at approx 20:45
With thanks to
Hyde Village Striders would like to thank the following for their invaluable support for the event.