This 10k trail route starts at John Charles Stadium and works its way through Middleton Woods before crossing the grand stand finish at the South Leeds Stadium.
For lots of Leeds runners this event is a favourite on the race calendar at Christmas time; supported by the South Leeds Lakers, South Leeds Sisters, Morley Running Club & Morley Tri-Club.
Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.
This route has a distance of 10km and an elevation gain of 301m.
The largest non-stop incline begins in the final third of of the route, and has a distance of 366m and an elevation gain of 29m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.
The largest continual decline is 332m long with an elevation drop of 29m which starts towards the back end of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.
The mixed terrain 10k, starts at the south Leeds stadium, goes up the famous Scrooge Hill before a lap of the clearings. Then it’s uphill on the famous tramway, before winding over the old golf course and then heading back via the old broom colliery.
It’s a tough 10k but the rewards are aplenty with the beautiful scenery of Middleton Woods.
This route is a trail through and through. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of obstacles under foot like stones (remnants of the old colliery days) and tree roots aplenty. A light durable stride is the best tip at managing these shocks under foot.
Middleton is an inner-city suburb of Leeds, situated 4-miles south of the city centre.
The nearest toilet can be found at the start and finish of the route at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Follow the link to check the opening times of the facility.
If you are looking for parking near Middleton Woods you can park for free at the John Charles Centre for Sport (Google Map Directions)
Food and Drink
Within Middleton Park where the route runs through you can stop off at the Leeds Urban Bike Park for a drink and a bite to eat in the café.