The Isle of Man Bank sponsored Winter Hill League gets
underway on Saturday 26th October at the Cringle Plantation. This
short race will be held on a tight, twisty course that follows tracks worn in
by mountain bikers and will be well marked. It is an ideal course for any
newcomers or for any roadies who fancy a change of terrain.
The expected winning time will be around 15 minutes. The running surface is mostly soft with a couple of stony sections and as it is mostly within the plantation competitors need to watch out for tree roots.
The start and finish will be near the main entrance to the Cringle Plantation on the B39 Solomons Corner to Corlea road. Easy way to get there is to go up the main road at Foxdale and take the second turning on the right at Solomons Corner. Follow this road until you will see the Cringle Reservoir on your right. The start and finish is just past the reservoir on the right. If coming from the south turn off the A27 Colby Glen Road onto the B39 just past Ronague Chapel.
Registration will be at the main entrance gate to the plantation from 12.30pm until 1.15pm. The race will incorporate the first leg of the 2013 Junior Hill Runing Championships for school years 7 and upwards.
Parking is limited, car sharing is strongly advised. There is limited parking available at the reservoir, at a small park to the south of the start area and at the side of the road in places. Please park carefully.