A 21 mile challenge walk/run starting and finishing at the club on 14th February 2016
Textual description added. Small change to route substituting path for main road immediately after checkpoint in Hanwood (change to 50k map and part 3 of 25k maps). Distance given by OS maps 33.4km.
Small change made from 5/1/16 just after Montford Bridge to avoid unpleasant road section. Distance given by OS maps is 33.6km.
The Pengwern Perambulation starts and finishes at the historic Pengwern Boat Club, opposite the quarry park in Shrewsbury (SJ 485 122). The route initially follows the banks of the river Severn, heading up-stream from the club and following the Severn Way as far as Montford Bridge (SJ 432 152). We then turn south and head towards the half-way checkpoint at Hanwood Village Hall (SJ438 095). The route continues south towards Lyth Hill after which it turns back towards Shrewsbury and a welcome meal back at the Boat Club. The route does not involve much ascent and much of it can provide enjoyable running for those in a hurry.
Shrewsbury train station is only 1km from the Boat Club and the bus station slightly less. Those arriving by car are asked to use the public car park in Frankwell (SJ 491 129 – Post Code SY3 8HQ), a pleasant ten-minute stroll from the Boat Club.
Start time is 8am and you are welcome to register and partake of refreshments from 7am. The time limit for the event is 9 hours. A full route description will be available here from January 2016.
For comfort and safety, you must wear or carry all of the items listed below and you will be disqualified either before or after the START, if any of them are obviously missing.
Walking boots or event/fell running shoes with sound well-studded soles.
Complete body and leg covering (running shorts with tights are OK).
Wind and waterproof outer protection shell, comprising a jacket and over-trousers.
Spare inner garment (such as a fleece jacket).
Hat and gloves
Emergency food and drink.
Basic First Aid
Compass and whistle.
OS Explorer sheet 241 at 1:25 000 “Shrewsbury”.
Sorry but no dogs
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