4:40pm Thursday 10th May 2012
ENTRIES are arriving from as far afield as Germany for this year’s Crocodile 8, which takes place on Sunday, June 3, at 3pm.
The race, which welcomes both fun runners and the more serious athlete, is a multi-terrain eight-mile race on road, grass and mud.
The race’s name heralds from the ‘Crocodile Wood’, the local nickname for Tillington’s beautiful Badnage Wood via which the greater part of the race is run and which, from a distance, looks uncannily like the body of a crocodile.
It is £12 to pre-enter and entries are also taken on the day until 2pm.
Race headquarters is at Burghill Primary School, where on-the-day race registration takes place.
This year, for the first time, there will be a Junior Croc, aimed at young runners aged 11-16, in response to an increasing amount of interest from juniors in recent years.
It will start at 3pm alongside the main race and will be run over the first 1.9 miles of the Crocodile 8 route. This will be £3 to enter and entries are taken on race day until 2.30.
Children’s races, covering primary school children, take place at 2pm in the school grounds.
The Mini Croc is split into two races: 0.4 miles for key stage 1 children and 0.8 miles for key stage 2. Both races cost £1 to enter with entries taken on race day.
For more information, and to download an entry form, visit crocodile8.
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