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launching Monday 11 May


Race Date: Tuesday 2nd June: Run on 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Photo is Kanter Start in 2017

If you live near enough, just run the course and report you've done it . Don't break 'lockdown' rules
If you're not near enough, find a course as similar as you can, run it and report that
Must be 4 miles (or two-mile circuit done twice)
The photo is the start of the Kanter 2017, but this location is now the start of the winter Santa Special. The Kanter now starts on the outer corner of the football field (green in diagram) and heads south, which is often muddy for 100m or so then uphill. Then curve back and sharp down into the wood. The move is to avoid congestion on the narrow uphill path which was about 200m after the old start (more below...)
If possible, match the terrain

Course Descriptions and Race Dates


See below for course detail (not complete yet)

Basic Sections:
After you drop into the wood, all the wood section is undulating. There is no serious hill, but no level either. Rough paths for the most part.

After emerging from the wood, just after the 1 mile marker: grassland, gentle downhill, level, gentle-ish uphill. Then rough grass path and to the half-way beside the golf driving range.
The orange dots define a shorrt-cut to the 'downhill into wood' for the second time; so the laps are about equal as second time after the driving range you will swing sharp left to finish as shown (red)

Race Advert as supplied to Rotherham Advertiser
Next Tuesday, 2nd June is the date on which the Kimmy Kanter race should be taking place in Grange Park, with a start and finish by the football ground of Droppingwell Lane. Presented annually by Kimberworth Striders this is the second of the KMR Series of races organised by the borough running clubs: Kimberworth Striders, Maltby Running Club and Rotherham Harriers & AC.

With races suspended indefinitely, training and pleasure running has been allowed and many runners have maintained impressive levels of fitness and achievement during the ‘lockdown’. The notion of running ‘virtual’ courses, on or near the usual date if an event, and employing similar profiles and distance as the real race, seems to have sprung up independently all over the place and now has an astonishing following. Or sometimes a course which is not at all the same- maybe people just need to take part in an event, that’s what is missing. Witness for example the success of the Rotherham 10k, with 250-plus runners- a very sizeable entry and a large charity income in the region of £10,000.

So local runners will be running their own version of the Kanter on 1st, 2nd or 3rd of June and reporting to their club representative or via facebook, WhatsApp etc or direct to that they have done so. All we ask is you supply your name, your club is you are a member, and whereabouts you ran the virtual route. We will happily receive any comments, route maps or photos etc if you wish but they are not necessary.

The Kanter is a race of approximately 4 miles, run as two 2-mile laps. It is a classic of its kind, seemingly benign but surprisingly difficult. An uphill grass start (200m) then down to woodland trail (actually an old railway line) is soon followed by undulating progress through the woods to some open grassland down, then up somewhat, then down to the lap point or finish (see diagram of profile for 1 lap). No serious hill, but none of it ever seems flat to me!

It is permissible to use the actual course if you live within reach, or now by travelling, but current legislation means no groups, hence no start-time.