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Travel: Link to StreetMap
Signed from roundabout on A6191 Southwell Road West into Ransom Wood Business Park. This is approx 0.5km west of the A617/A6191 roundabout. The A617 is a good route from the A614 to the east of Rainworth and the A38 from M1 J28.

Nearest Postcode for SatNav: (of necessity may not be very close)
NG21 0HJ

Parking: Link to StreetMap SK576597
Follow signs into Business Park to a large, hard-standing car park by Ransom Hall.

Beginners: ... help here
This event is suitable for beginners.
Beginner courses are always Entry-On-Day - there is no pre-booking.
You only need to come prepared for a walk or run in the park/woods.
We like to help newcomers to get started. Please email to let us know
that you are coming and we will allocate someone to help you.

Courses:... explanation
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown.

10.00 to 11.45a.m.

Start Times:
10.30a.m. to 12.15pm Please start early if you may find it difficult to complete your course before 2pm (course closing time)

Mixed gently undulating forest with path network and semi-open heathland.

Punching System:

Courses Overprinted on Waterproof paper

Dogs permitted on a lead

Toilets available within site buildings

Thanks to Ransom Wood Estates we have access to indoor toilets and a registration/results room. A large groundsheet will be laid on the carpet on entry to the building. You are asked to take off your shoes here. The area is a mix of mature deciduous and coniferous plantations. Runnablity is generally very good but varies from excellent to slow going! There is an exposed area of ‘moorland’ in the north. If the weather is inclement you may be asked to carry a hooded, waterproof jacket. Brown course only: The south-east corner has several fenced enclosures that must not be entered as they are part of an area of SSI. They are marked out of bounds on the map.

Short hours of daylight in early January mean the last start time will be 12.15 and courses will close at 2pm. Brown and blue course only: The eastern edge contains some disused mine workings including linear slit trenches and other concrete and metal remnants. The courses avoid the worst of these but please take care anyway!
Competitors take part at their own risk.
It is recommended that whistles are carried.
Once you have started a course it is a rule that you don't leave the event without reporting to a download official even if you retire.

The Competitor Safety Slip can be downloaded and brought to registration if you wish to leave medical or emergency contact details. You may place in a sealed envelope. The slip will be only accessible to the organiser or first aiders and will be destroyed after the event.

Adults - £7 Students - £3 Juniors - £3 Family - £16
SportIdent Hire - £1
SportIdent Loss - £30
Extra Maps - 50p


Hilary Palmer
Simon Elliott
Paul Morris