Graphical route description (pdf)  by Ian Robinson



This is a route planned for inclement weather being a three loop course (juniors do only 1 lap). Changing / drinking / presentation / registration is at Guisborough Rugby Club 617155. This race is usually run on the day after Boxing Day.

The start is some distance from registration at Belman Bank where the wood begins (622148). There are four paths meeting here you need to look uphill in a southerly direction and use the second path on your left hand heading in a general SE direction. After about half a kilometre the path swings to head east and passes a large fenced pond.

You now need to run approx. 300m beyond the end of this pond before you branch right heading towards the bottom of the quarry at 631147. Here you ascend the edge of the quarry to 632146 where you meet The Cleveland Way.Turn right and follow this track for one and quarter kilometres until you meet the main Belman Bank path at 624144. You now descend to the start area via a little short cut at 622144 where there is a more sheltered and less muddy path down through the trees.

Having returned to 622148 you will encounter a marshall who will tell you that you have completed one lap but there’s two to go (unless you're a junior). N.B. for the benefit of the over 60's -  at the end of your second lap you will only have one left to do.