Anytime Lockdown Series 2021

Back by popular demand, and thanks to Mike Cure, we have a new series of “Anytime” events to keep you running into the New Year whilst races are still being cancelled due to Covid-19. If you are a Facebook user, head over to our  Poole AC Social Facebook group where you will see the events listed, and you can join the conversation and post your results. You can also send your results to the Event Director via our Contact Us web page. As the series progresses we will publish the results on the Senior Club Championships page.

New events will be added each week, so check back here or on Facebook to get the latest information. You will have plenty of time to take part, but if you want to submit your results, make sure you do so before the deadlines!

The events now open for you to run are:

Event 1 - South Ham 5k, expiry date suspended

Start in Hoyal Rd at end of the road, just past junction with Hercules Rd. Run to junction with Lake Rd and turn right, cross road when safe.
Take 3rd turning on the left (Hamilton Rd) and then first on left Aldis Gardens. Take the straight on footpath which will bring you out onto Blandford Rd, turn right.
Take 3rd on the right (Coles Ave) and turn left into Rockley Rd just before the end.
Carry on along Rockley Rd, bearing left into Tuckers Lane and coming out onto Blandord Rd and turn right.
Turn Right into Ashmore Ave, follw and bear right into Lulworth Ave. Take 1st on the left (Purbeck Ave) Then right into Branksea Ave, follow to end and turn right into Lake Rd.
Turn right and run up Lulworth Ave and right back into Purbeck Ave and complete the loop you have just done, finishing on Lulworth Ave at 5k (3.11M)

Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3575541070

Event 2 - Sika 5k, expiry date suspended

Start by barrier from Sika Trail car park off Bere Road and go through open gate into the forest. Turn right-ish onto the Blue trail and head slightly downhill. At the next major turning don’t veer left, but continue straight on to follow the Blue trail onto the darker path (a slight uphill).
At the next junction around 1k, take the sharp left turn. Continue straight on when you rejoin the lighter path (Blue). At the multi-junction beyond 2k, follow the Blue path round to the left (you will pass two red-topped white pipeline poles shown as lime green on map) and take the next right.
Take the second left down a grassier path where there is a low stone plinth with a plaque labelled “Parson’s Pleasure”. Straight on until you reach a T junction beyond the open gate and go left (Blue) up a short incline. Next left (Blue) past the cattle grid and follow the straight path until the T junction where you turn right (Blue) and head back towards the start. Take the next left (Purple), go past the pipeline poles, and then go right if necessary to complete your 5k.
From your finish position, there are shorter routes back to the car park (such as the red dashed line on the map).

Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3853875421

Event 3 - Clarendon 5k, expiry date suspended

Take care when crossing side roads
Start by Lamp post 19, outside 104 Clarendon Rd and run towards the roundabout at the end of the Broadway, turn left onto Higher Blandford Rd and then left into Springdale Rd.
2nd left into Lewesdon Drive and 2nd left and along Cheam Road.
Right at end and into Ascot Road, and right at the end back into Clarendon Rd, running the opposite way.
Take 2nd on the right, Gladelands Way and follow to junction with Roman Rd, where you turn left.
Take 3rd on the left, Corfe Way and follow to the end and turn right onto Upton Way.
Carry on till the end and reach 5km (3.11M)

Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3502420204

Event 4 - Overchine 5k, expiry date suspended

Start on W Overcliff Drive at corner of W Cliff Rd, go left into McKinley Rd, and next right into W Overcliff Drive. Carry on until you reach suspension footbridge on left (you’ll see some bollards at the start of the footpath), go over bridge, and immediate left onto Studland Rd, at end right onto Alumhurst Rd, down to Beaulieu Rd and go right. Right again to Burnaby Road, right to Earle Rd, left to Alumhurst Rd.
Retrace route to start – left into Studland Rd, over footbridge, right to W Overcliff Drive, left into McKinley Road. If you reach the end of McKinley Road, turn left for a more downhill finish.

Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3817182931

Event 5 - Peninsula 10k, expiry date suspended

Many won’t need a GPS for this run, it is a well used route from Whitecliff car park around the peninsula and back to Whitecliff car park.
The start and finish is on the pavement on the corner of the carpark, nearest to Sandbanks Rd. You can go either way around Panorama Rd.
Take care when crossing roads.

Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3817326583

Event 6 - Sandy Lane 5k, expiry date suspended

Start on Dorchester Rd (Moorland Way side) take 3rd on left onto Sea View Rd, to end, and turn left onto Sandy Lane. Turn right into Lytchett Way (just before 1M). At end join Shore Lane and bear right onto Border Drive, follow to end where it joins Sandy Lane and turn left.
Run back up Sandy Lane and do another loop around Lytchett Way, Shore Lane and Border Drive and left into Sandy Lane… Carry on along Sandy Lane until you reach 5k (3.11M)
Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3777863818

Event 7 - Pinesprings 5k, expiry date suspended

Start on Pinesprings Drive where it joins Roman Rd. Head south towards Beechbank Ave, where you turn right.
Carry on and turn left into Creekmoor lane, perhaps stay on right hand side of road until you have passed Cabot Lane, then cross before turning left into Hazelbury Rd. Right into Pergin Way, left into Pergin Cres right into Porter Rd and follow around to a turn left into Pergin Cres and a left turn onto Upton Rd.
Go over the bridge and turn immediately left down the footpath onto Broadstone Way footpath. (Take care and check out beforehand light levels, there are street lights, but these might be obscured by tree cover) Also be careful entering Broadstone way path for other users… Turn right and run to Cabot lane, If clear go across, if not turn into Cabot Lane until clear to cross then turn back towards Broadstone Way and carry on to 5K (3.11M) If unable to cross Cabot Lane, just carry on, the quicker you get across Cabot Lane, the nearer you get to the start.
map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3949628353

Event 8 - Baiter 5k, expiry date suspended

Start on path beside Skate park (as far away from roundabout as possible, where there is still light if doing in the dark) and run towards roundabout, do one complete loop of Newfoundland Dr, Furnell Rd, Labrador Dr anti clockwise, then continue along Newfoundland Dr, Furnell Rd until you reach the junction with Labrador Dr, turn right into Green gardens and left into Ballard Rd. Go west along the Quay to the main road at Poole Bridge, turn and head back along the Quay (east) to Ballard Rd and right into Green Gardens. Carry on along Labrador Dr until the roundabout and turn right onto path by Skate park, stop at 5K (3.11M)
Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4026666997

Event 9 - Parklinks 5k, expiry date suspended

Start Kings Ave junction with Spur Hill Ave and go down Kings Ave to St Osmunds Road and turn left. At end turn left into Links Road. At junction turn right into Canford Cliffs Road. Go right when you reach Lilliput Road.
Next right into Compton Ave. Straight over roundabout and left into Alton Road E. Continue on Alton Road until you reach Conifer Ave and turn left. Next left into Jennings Road, then right into Broadwater Ave. At Pottery Road junction turn right then continue into Conifer Ave to reach 5k. (3.11M)
Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4027658125

Event 10 - North Oakdale 5k, expiry date suspended

Start on Ringwood Rd outside shops nr Junction with Dorchester Rd, and run down Dorchester Rd, bear left into Pound Lane and first left into Bond Rd.
Turn right at Junction with Ringwood Rd, right into Hunt Rd and right into Fernside Rd. Be prepared to run a little up Harbour Hill Rd to cross, if busy, if not cross and turn right into Pound Lane.
2nd left into Kingsbere Rd, left into Hennings Park Rd right into Darbys Lane.
Right into Dorchester Rd, Right into Wingfield Ave, left into Nansen Ave, left at end into Rowland Ave, right into Dorchester Rd, right into Hennings Park , follow where it bears right and complete this loop (right into Darbys Lane).
Right into Dorchester Rd, right into Wingfield Ave, left into Nansen Ave, left at end into Rowland Ave again until you reach 5k (3.11M)
Map https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4032541390