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Mulligatwny - 24th December

Dear All,

Every year a hardy but happy group meet up at the Lilley Arms PH in Lilley (surprisingly) on Christmas Eve. We then run all or some of the classic Mulligatawny route (once done never forgotten).

We meet at 0930, run, crawl, walk round the route, give each other hearty pats on the back and then meet at the cars for hot drinks and food and recap on each others daring dos.

Its a great morning out.

Please post if you would like to join us. The course is such that all members can complete some or all of the course.

Dickie

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

I will be there.
Going for a practice this Sunday.
That pic on our homepage is us running from the trig point at top of Deacon Hill in January.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

YES. Happy to guide a shorter/slightly easier 5 mile route - as in the Summer (when?).

Will be Yellow Group+ Sunday run that week. :smiley:

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Yes, count me in.

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Yes, will be around this year. Probably the shorter 5.5 mile route for me

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I'm coming, one of my favourite parts of Christmas! I'll put the Brussels on simmer and then come running, whilst the rest of the world does crazy last minute buying of stuff they don't need!:santa:

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i'll be there - great start to Christmas

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Sounds fun.I'll be there.:)

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Will definitely be there. Best part of Christmas without a doubt.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

I hope to be there this year

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Me too. Love the mulli run 😊

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

What is the Mulligatawny route and can anyone join in please?

Jo

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Id love to come but guess what...... I'll be working as so many people seem to want to go shopping on Christmas Eve and someone has to be Santa and deliver it.....BAH HUMBUG :truck:

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Yes, I'll try to get there if I can
Phil H

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Hi Jo,

In short. It starts in Lilley, goes up a steep hill on the plateau to the east. You run round a muddy field before the fun begins.

Three choices

1. Do the extended bit.
2. Carry on to the Icknield Way.
3. Start crying.

Once on the Icknield Way, go down to the right and then up Pegsdon Hill to the trig point and one of the best runs in the World. You can see for miles, even if you are crying.

Then run along the ridge and down to the Live and Let Live. Up the gradual track until you get to Heartbreak Hill where most people start crying, again. Once at the Icknield Way, turn right and then back up the last hill onto the plateau and retrace your steps to home.

Easy, peasy. Lemon squeasy.

Dickie

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Crying ? You'll be smiling - that you've run / run-walked up some ridiculously steep hill, at the view, at the camera, at the achievement.........

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Myself shani and Shirley will be there I'm quite looking foward to it in some sick way as I've seen it makes you cry lol

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Sorry just a quick question is this more suited to trail runners than road so I know which to wear :relaxed:

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Route is over a mixture of consolidated tracks, grass paths with some short muddy bits. Trail shoes rather than trainers - defo NOT your best trainers.

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It’s only 4 sleeps until the big day..............

Can’t wait..

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I'm excited but should I be scared instead :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

The Full Route is 7+ miles, but there are shorter options (see my earlier post) of 5 miles (4 hills) / could also do 4 miles (2 hills) - will bring maps on Thurs/Sun.
Note that routes are measured from the 'Official' Start/Finish - add 0.5 miles for there & back from Pub.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Would love to do this, it was so much fun in the summer but just worried that as I have had an injury and been resting up that it could slow the group down. If I do the 5 mile route would that be okay?

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

There is a slower group of us from purples that are going

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Yes I am planning to join you all.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Hi

I would like to try this please

Do I need to bring anything?

Jo

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Change of shoes, extra clothes to put on when back at car, hot drink + snack/cake to eat/share.

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I plan to join the yellows -am looking forward to it!

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Quite a few of us are meeting at 8:55 at Spirella so we can lift share.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

I’m coming and Miranda and the lovely dog Gem. 🐶

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I plan to join this. Will be at the spirella at 08:55 for lift share. Will bring leftover birthday cake.

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I have a packet of cookies if you want to share lol

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Any more space for lift share please?

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Gladys - assume we'll have enough cars with drivers who know where they are going - else SATNAV to the rescue.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

Sure. I'll go to Spirella first. M excited about tmr. See you.

Re: Mulligatwny - 24th December

I will be there.