Yeovil Montacute Parkrun Reverse

The Annual ‘Clocks Go Back Reverse Run’

A bit of fun for the return to GMT!

As always, Yeovil Montacute is a Trail Running Shoe course in my opinion, due to the uneven grass/ground underfoot, which can be slippery and prone to sheep and cow droppings and rabbit holes (due to the sheep, cows and rabbits!)

This version of the course route is only run once an year, usually to coincide with the clocks returning to GMT, although the weather can play it’s part some years!

Yeovil Montacute is essentially a circuitous course starting with a straight run up ‘The Avenue’ before turning right at about 500m in and running through the trees but when run in reverse you start by running East(ish) straight to the top of the avenue and turning right (South) to complete 1Km. Almost immediately you turn right and come back North West towards The Avenue through the trees and the turn left, West(ish), back on to The Avenue and across the Start Line.

Turning right (North/North East) immediately after takes you past 2Km with a sharp left, West, out along the top and then dropping down ‘Killer Hill’ (its much nicer in this direction!) before looping back to the right and running East along the camber. Turning right up a hill and left down the other side, through the gateway and then continuing up a gentle incline across 3Km before starting to loop South towards the 4Km point around the perimeter of the park.

As you continue West around the perimeter and then sweep North towards 5Km and the finish, you can see Montacute House on your left before the final right turn back onto the Avenue and the sprint for home.

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