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Perrotts Brook Cross Country

Perrotts Brook Short, Medium & Long Loop details…

All Routes:

Leave Somewhere Else via Park Street and head towards the Texaco Garage. Before reaching the garage turn right onto Gooseacre Lane, cross Abbey Way onto Bowling Green Lane. At the end of Bowling Green you’ll reach a small gate, go through this gate and take the path which heads diagonally acorss the fields to your right. You’ll continue ahead through several gates (please close any gate you open behind you) eventually reaching a road. When you reach the road turn left and head downhill into Baunton until you reach the sharp lefthand bend. This is where the routes split:

Short Loop:

Continue to follow the road downhill and around to your left initially then to the right before crossing a small bridge after which you’ll join the Cheltenham Rd. Turn left onto Cheltenham Rd and follow all the way past the golf course into Stratton then turn left at the junction with the Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park St.

Medium Loop:

At the sharp bend turn right and follow the road past Baunton Church. Shortly after the church you’ll see a footpath sign and metal gate on your left, follow the sign through the gate and head diagonally across the fireld to a gate on the opposite side. Cross the bridge then turn left on the driveway where you’ll join the Cheltenham Rd. Turn left onto Cheltenham Rd and follow all the way past the golf course into Stratton then turn left at the junction with the Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park St.

Long Loop:

As per the medium loop but continue ahead past the small metal gate, under the A417 bypass bridge following the Macmillan Way until you reach the road at Perrotts Brook. Turn left onto the road and follow for a short distance until you reach the Cheltenham Rd. Turn left onto Cheltenham Rd and follow all the way past the golf course into Stratton then turn left at the junction with the Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park St.

An Extension if you want one:

If you want to extend your run slightly (and add another stinger of a hill…) you can turn right onto Baunton Lane taking a short/sharp uphill then following Baunton Lane to the end where you will turn left onto Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park St.

Polo Grounds Loops

Polo Grounds Short, Medium and Long Loop details…

All Routes:
Leave Somewhere Else on Park Street and head towards Stratton via the Texaco Garage.

Turn left into the fields via the small gap in the wall opposite the phone box at the bottom of the Cheltenham Rd. Head straight across the first field then turn left to follow the wall and hedgerow around the outer edge of the second field. Continue up the hill until the permissive path signs direct you to turn right towards the old barn. After passing the barn at the end of the path the route will split…

Short Route:

Turn right and follow the path downhill and to the right. Go through the wooden gate then turn left onto School Hill. At the end of School Hill turn right onto the Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park Street.

Medium/Long Route:

Turn left and continue uphill until you reach the tarmac path at the entrance to the Polo Grounds. Follow the tarmac path to your right until you reach the barns on the right. This is where the Long/Medium routes split…

Medium Route:

Turn right at the barn and follow the path downhill until you reach Stratton Church. Turn right onto Dagglingworth Rd then turn right again onto Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park Street.

Long Route:

Continue to follow the tarmac path past the barn and head downhill towards Dagglingworth. As you enter Dagglingworth the road bears left, at this point take the road to the right where you reach a footpath taking you back into the fields. Follow this footpath all the way to Stratton Church, turn right onto the Dagllingworth Rd then turn right again onto Gloucester Rd and return to Somewhere Else via the Texaco Garage and Park Street.

 

 

January Bingo Challenge

Do you need a bit of extra morivation for the New Year?

Your Coaching Team have put thier thinking caps on and have come up with a series of challenges for you to consider during Janury.

You might just fancy a single challenge, you may want to fill a line, you could go for the four corners or those super competitive ones may fancy filling the whole card. It’s entirley up to you how many challenges you choose to take on and it’s purely there for some fun and motivation‚Ķ

Full challenge details:

Carol – Complete a Parkrun First,

  • Complete your first ever Parkrun, if you’ve already run a Parkrun complete your first at a new venue.

Dave W – Complete your favourite route in reverse,

  • Take your favourite running route and turn it on it’s head by running it the opposite way round.

Dave D – Attend every club session in January,

  • Show us 100% commitment and attend all 8 club sessions throughout the month of January.

Elaine – Try something new for the New Year,

  • This could be a new run route, run a cross country, try a new exercise class, just do something that running related that you’ve never done before.

Gareth – Set a distance target and hit it EXACTLY,

  • Set yourself a distance target for the month then get as close to it as you can.

Kevin – Run naked once a week,

  • Leave your running tech at home, forget about how far, how fast etc and run purely for the love of running. 

Nadine – Complete your own 2023 challenge,

  • Take the numbers 2, 0, 2 & 3 and make your own challenge. You could run 20.23k (or miles), swim 202.3 lengths, complete 20 squats a day for 23 days. Use your imagination and have some fun.

Ollie – Give something back…

  • Give a little of your time to help other runners, you could volunteer at a Parkrun or marshal at a race, you know how much you appriciate the support so give a little back.

Sarah – Take some time for yourself,

  • Treat yourself to a bit if self care, complete at least 30mins of stretching, yoga or pilates every week during January.