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    Scott Sports Dirty Dozen 2017 Adventure Trail Run

       Words by Matt Williams

       on 11/11/2016 09:05:00

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    Now in it's 4th year the 2016 Scott Sports Dirty Dozen will be bigger, tougher and more muddy than ever before. Trail running is becoming more and more popular over recent times and Cannock Chase is the perfect location for some muddy fun on natural trails.

    The runners absolutely loved the course we put together for the 2016 event. We got so many people asking us to keep the same course for the 2017 event so that's what we've done... Saying that there might be a couple of surprises! So that means the "Ditch Of Doom" stays, but we are making a few changes so that course is more fun than ever, more of an adventure than ever and more spectator friendly than ever.

    Don't expect any walls to climb over or barbed wire to go under. No boring grass farmers fields…. This is a "Trail Run" we use one of the best and most beautiful areas in the country filled with fantastic natural trails that make the area such a destination site.

    Here what some of the previous competitors said

     

    ~ quite simply the best trail running event in the area. So much fun and I never even knew those trails even existed ~

    ~ fun, friendly and fierce. A 12km run to remember ~

    ~  love this event! challenging and fun terrain, the hills the trails and even a dip in the water – perfect to let your hair down and just run ~

    ~ flat, dry, short, easy run…. NOT ~

    ~ fantastic event, can#t wait until next year. Again! Again! ~

    ~ really enjoyed the run. Felt a bit apprehensive when we arrived as i thought it might not suit me as a slower runner but I will definitely be back and will be recommending it ~

     

    Expect to be tested, pushed to the limit but above all else expect to enjoy yourself.

    Popular in 2016 the races for younger runners continue in 2017. They deserve to be part of the event and it gives the whole family a chance to have a go. For 14-16 (3.2km) / 12-14 (1km) / Under 12's (1km) All will receive a little price on completion.

    As before you can compete as a solo runner or as part of a 4 runner team The team can be made up of all male / female / mixed runners, you'll get an overall time and position as well as a team time and position. We always have plenty of teams that come along made up from a group of friends, club, workplace etc etc. 

     

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    About This Event:

    : New for 2017, 3 Enduro timed sections around the course so you can race your mates.

    : Spot prizes for those that stand out!

    : Prize for 12th place

    Start Time:

    • 10am - 14 - 16yr Boys & Girls
    • 10.30am - 12 - 14yr Boys & Girls / Under 12's
    • 11am - Male / Female / Teams

    Entry on the day is available with a surcharge of £3.00 per entrant
    Car parking is free. The car park is about a 5 minute walk from the start finish area

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    Arrival:

    Please follow the signage from Penkridge Bank to the car park area. From there you will be directed to the start / finish arena. We recommend that you arrive at this area at least 30 minutes before the start of the event. There will be a secure bag storage area for you to leave clothing / keys etc. Spend some time and warm up before the start and make sure you wear suitable clothing for winter conditions. The start area can get quite windy so a windproof jacket and full length bottoms are recommended.

    What To Wear For The Event:

    Given the time of year we recommend you plan for wet / cold conditions. Last year we experienced rain, hail, wind and sun! To start with trail shoes are a must. It will be wet and slippy throughout the event and trail shoes will give you the best chance of getting grip. Cover the legs with tights or very light track suit bottom. Avoid heavy fleece or cotton bottom as these will just soak up water and make running very hard work. On top we recommend a good base layer with either a highly breathable top for those running quick or a lightweight waterproof for those taking their time. Again try to avoid thick cotton or polyester tops. You don't need to carry any water as you can get this from the water stations around the course. We'd recommend that you don't carry phones or cameras as the course does include areas of deep water. If you do please make sure they are in water proof holders.

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    Team Entry:

    You can enter the event as a team of 4 runners. There are 3 category’s that you can choose. Either Male Only / Female Only or Mixed Team. First of all one member of the team will need to enter and choose the category. They can then choose to set up and name a team. Once complete each member can then enter and join the chosen team.

    During the event you can either run as a team or on your own. We will be awarding a prize (sent out to the team captain after the event) for each category plus spot prizes chosen by our marshals on who's having the most fun, working as a team and doesn't wimp out at the water.

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    Spectating:

    We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we've done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible.

    Distance: 12km
    Surface: Trail / Hilly / All Off Road / Water Sections (average knee deep)
    Route: 1 Lap
    Water Stations: Every 4km
    Distance Markers: Every 2km
    Parking: Off Road / Free
    Facilities: Toilets / Catering / Bag Drop / Photographer / Free Parking
    Prizes: First 3 Male & Female Plus 1st Place Team Male / Female / Mixed / 12th Place 
    Freebies: Medal / Goodie Bag

    Other Information:

    Prize presentation will take place around 30 minutes after the 3rd place female has crossed the line. Prizes for the Team events will be posted out a few days after the event.

    Full results will be available online from Monday after the event. A link to these and the photos taken on the day will be posted on the Facebook page

    Entry detail changes and transfers can be done through Active.com up to a week before the event. There is a small charge for this. Cancelations can be done up to 2 weeks before the event by emailing matt@runandride.co.uk. In the case of a cancelation the booking fee is non refundable.

    Number and pre event information will be sent out 1 week before the event. Should you enter the event less than one week before the start date then we will contact you and ask you to collect you're number on the race day from Event HQ

     

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