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The Ponton Plod

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The Ponton Plod was started in 2007 by Stuart and Kath Ashley with a choice of two distances, 17 or 27 miles and attracted an entry of 89 which was a reasonable number for the first year. In 2009 it was decided to introduce a shorter 12-mile route to try and attract more local walkers who may not want to do a longer distance. Although this attracted a few local walkers it attracted a lot of club runners. Since then entry numbers have increased most years and saw our largest entry in 2012 with 248 entrants about half of these were runners.

The event for 2018 will be organised by Notfast Running Club (who have assisted on the day for most years) with Stuart Ashley still being part of the organising team.

How to enter the The Ponton Plod

  1. 27 Mile

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  2. 17 Mile

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  3. 12 Mile

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The Ponton Plod routes

The event starts and finishes at The Village Centre, Great Ponton, near Grantham and all routes use footpaths, bridleways, tracks and minor roads towards The Vale of Belvoir, the longer routes passing through several picturesque villages. Checkpoints serving refreshments and drinks (hot at some checkpoints) are situated at about 6-mile intervals and home made soup and puddings are provided at the finish, all included in the entry fee.

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Good selection of home made refreshments will be provided at checkpoints, hot drinks and sandwiches available at half way (refreshments and cold drinks only on 12 mile) Home made soup and pudding at the finish. All included in the entry fee.

A certificate will be given to all finishers if required.

Minimum age is 18 on 27 mile route, and 15 years on 12 and 17 mile route. Entrants under 18 must have parents consent and be accompanied by an  adult on the walk.

Registration from 7.30 am.

Dogs will be allowed but must be kept under strict control at all times and be on leads when in the presence of livestock and horses.The organisers cannot be held responsible for any incidences caused by entrant’s dogs and entrants with dogs should ensure that  they have their own Pet Owners Liability Insurance in place.


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