Sherwood SixPack Marathon Challenge
How does it work?
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances that together make up the full 26.2 miles / 42+ kilometres of the MARATHON distance.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. You choose the pace. You choose when to have a go at each route. You decide in which order you walk or run the routes.
Using state-of-the-art gps mapping technology and turn-by-turn audio navigation science, we’ll keep you on track to achieve your fitness and challenge goals.
Your entry includes access to all six of these rewarding routes and one very special ‘finish line’ reward.
What do I get?
A few notes before you go...
- It is crucial you stick to any social distancing rules and government guidelines that may be in force at the time you undertake any of the routes.
- Where restrictions apply, you must not travel to complete the SixPack routes.
- We recommend undertaking the routes at quieter times of the day / week.
- Please be aware of and be courteous to all other users. You will come across dogs, cyclists and other users. Let’s all share the green space together.
- Some of the routes will, by necessity, include one or more road crossings. It is essential that you BE AWARE for your own safety at all times and be considerate to other people.
- Remember you can walk, jog or run each route as many times as you like and re-upload your results.
How do I upload my time?
1) Go back to the entry page (That's here!)
2) Select the tab above that says 'Enter Result'
3) Pop in your time for whichever route you have completed
4) Add in any photos of your journey or a link to your Garmin - please note that when you view your result again later, the link you used will be in the button 'see submitted route'.
Routes and Distances
SILVER LINING 10K
TeversalA circular route of three former railways lines on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border offers serene, pan-flat running before the route-ending foray into the site of the former Silverhill and Teversal collieries, and a truly stunning ascent to the ‘Testing for Gas’ sculpture that overlooks Silverhill Country Park. Silver Lining is the name. We say, a 10km route and experience that is gold-plated. We always recommend wearing trail shoes for off-road routes, but in dry weather ordinary trainers should suffice.
MORE TEA, VICAR? 9K
Vicar Water Country ParkMines, lines and pines. We think this route really has it all, lying, as it does in the shadows of the headstocks of Clipstone Colliery. If you like variety then you’ll love this SixPack Challenge. Industrial mining heritage in spades, a crafty little taster within Clipstone Forest and a steady final climb, rewarded by a superb view.
RESURRECTION SHUFFLE 5K
Brierley Forest Park, HuthwaiteLovely, varied and undulating 5km route on largely excellent paths and trails and delivering some rewarding views to boot. Excellent visitor centre facilities and things to do for SixPacker family and friends, whatever their age. A wonderful example of land reclamation and regeneration.
Some sections can get a little muddy and slippery in wet conditions and trail shoes are recommended.
RUN LIKE THE WIND 6K
Newstead and Annesley Country Park
A beautiful eco-friendly park run by Newstead Enterprise - a company created by the community in Newstead Village. Situated on the site of the former colliery pit tips, the gently undulating route delivers magnificent views from above whilst constantly being reminded of its industrial heritage. Varied and mixed paths and trails. Trail shoes recommended.
TOP OF THE WORLD 5K
Poulter Country ParkThis hidden gem is near the village of Langwith, where you can run or walk on well surfaced limestone paths that meander through maturing plantations and wildflower meadows. Our wandering, contouring route takes in many of the community arts projects that comprise the ‘Art along the Way’ sculpture trail. Plenty of grassy paths mean that trail shoes are recommended for all but the driest of seasons.
MAUNING GLORY 7K
Kings Mill ReservoirClose to the heart of Mansfield, our town-centric ‘secret’ green corridor loop constantly changes and pleases with a multi-surface circuit that is a flat, fascinating and fun-filled exploration as we enjoy the company of the River Maun. Much of the route is on well surfaced or firm trails so ordinary trainers will suffice unless there has been prolonged wet weather.
Technology and Navigation
|Please use this fantastic app to ensure you can follow the full route directly from your phone. Download the app now and join our Sherwood SixPack Challenge to instantly get access to all the routes with full navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/app/rungo-guided-runs-turn-by/id712628644
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.rungo
RunGo is the #1 running app for discovering the best routes in the world with turn-by-turn navigation. Follow a voice guided tour, including the encouraging reminder when you’re halfway there.
RunGo also tracks your runs stats like time, pace, distance, elevation and estimated finish time.
|what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. They have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will never change.
For example: ‘filled.count.soap’ marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters.
People use what3words to find their tents at festivals, navigate to B&Bs, and to direct emergency services to the right place.
We have used what3words to share with you the exact start locations for each route. Please download the app – it is great for sharing your location when meeting up with people, but also really useful in emergencies and for navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/what3words/id657878530
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.what3words.android&hl=en_GB
Price per participant
|First 250 entries||£20.00 + fee|
|After 250 entries||£25.00 + fee|