Presteigne Cross Country - Sunday 7th Feb


07th February 2016


As the forestry is open to the public we kindly request runners ‘car share’ as much as possible and don’t park in the forestry car park (If the NRW who maintain the forestry get too many complaints regarding the race, we may not be able to hold the race in the future) there is plenty of space for parking on the approach road and by the leisure Centre.


The ladies race will start @ 10:45 from the forestry car park and follow the same route as last year (approximately 4.25 miles).

The men’s race will start @ 11:00 from the forestry car park, but due to forestry work, the route will follow the course last used in 2014 (approximately 7.25 miles).

Both routes have a good mix of forestry, tracks, climbs, descents, mud (not as much as Monkall Farm) and water features (especially for Hereford Couriers & Maldwyn Harriers).

As this is a working forest, forestry work may cause us to change the routes at short notice.

Shower facilities are available at the leisure Centre (clean shoes please) but they may charge for this.


We are planning a recce of the men’s route on Sunday the 31/01/2016, if any members from any club (male or female) are interested please let me know by Thursday the 28/01/2016.


The post-race refreshments & presentation will be held at the Royal British Legion Club (clean shoes & clothing please) from 12:30pm, there is plenty of parking available in the car park (£1.30 up to 2 hours) and on the street (free).

More detail of the courses and the location of the Royal British Legion Club can be found by clicking the link below and then clicking on the ‘Presteigne XC’ event on the calendar.