The Cobbled Classic, The Nova Scotia

  • the Nova Scotia 1 Nova Scotia Pl, Bristol BS1 6XJ BS1 6XJ United Kingdom

Thursday 7th April

The short run.

Approx. 5 miles led by Bruce Martin. We will run down the tow path up nightingale valley and into Ashton court around the woods in the plantation then back along festival way to the pub.

Long run: The ‘Cobbled Classic’

Something a bit different – as we’re in the midst of cycling’s Cobbled Classics race season (think Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix), I thought we might tip our casquette with a loosely themed run. Based around the Docks this will be a HARD SURFACE run of not quite 7 miles (so bring your road shoes, plus usual torches just in case), but will include a number of cobbled ‘sectors’ and short sharp climbs or ‘bergs’. The idea will be to run these sections at a slightly raised tempo and then regroup as necessary – I’ll explain more before the off on the night.

Extra kudos, though not necessarily any prizes will be given for anyone sporting suitably cycling themed kit (caps, jerseys, shorts?!?!) and for big digs on the cobbles or climbs!

In a late change of venue we’ll now be running from old TACH favourite the Nova Scotia, harty ‘pub classics’ are available until 9pm but pre-ordering would be appreciated.  

As a little foretaste here’s the route in detail

 

Point

Distance (miles)

Location

Start

 

0.00

Nova Scotia PH

Sector

C1

0.75

SS Great Britain

Sector

C2

1.40

Ostrich PH / Sea Scouts Hut

Sector

C3

1.70

Portwall Lane

Sector

C4

2.07

Lane to Tower Street

Sector

C5

2.13

Church Lane

Sector

C6

2.33

Victoria Street

 

 

2.40

Bristol Bridge

Sector

C7

2.52

Welsh Back 1

Sector

C8

2.82

Queens Square

Sector

C9

3.05

Kings Street

Sector

C10

3.16

Welsh Back 2

Berg

B1

3.31

St Nicholas Steps

Berg

B2.1

3.71

Christmas Steps 1

Berg

B2.2

3.78

Christmas Steps 2

Berg

B3 (C)

4.05

Lodge Street (up and down)

 

 

4.56

Three Tuns PH

Berg

B4

4.71

Jacobs Wells Road / Brandon Hill

Berg

B5 (C)

5.32

White Hart Steps

Berg

B6

5.52

Church Lane Steps (down)

Finish

 

6.82

Nova Scotia PH