Strava Segment / Map is here
The route takes you from a start at the Joan Nightingale House Sign on Bolnore Road behind Beech Hurst, then onto Muster Green (south side), South Road, Sheppeys and Bolding Way to Rocky Lane; crossing at the Wivelsfield Road roundabout then up a footpath onto Colwell Road and the PRH, crossing Franklynn Road and descending via Frankton Avenue / Northlands Wood / Gravelye onto Lewes Road; across Lindfield Common, Backwoods Lane, a "there & back" along Blackthorns, West Common and up to the pelican crossing on Oathall Road then turn right to finish with one lap of the cricket pitch in Clair Park.
The route is designed to be as simple as possible to get into your head before you start. We want you to get your time recorded on Strava accurately, so take a good look at the segment and these instructions whilst you’re planning. Give particular attention to the way in which the route crosses Lindfield Common. Follow the Strava advice on recording your run, start your watch before the start line and complete the lap around Clair Park.
SAFETY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. Your safety and that of others is your number 1 priority. There are footpaths all the way, which we suggest you use where parked cars and social distancing allow you to do so. Exercise common sense in regard to all matters of safety.
The main hazards are parked cars and dropped kerbs and there are 3 main roads to cross which are all at roundabouts – Rocky Lane / Wivelsfield Road; Franklynn Road / Frankton Avenue; and at the bottom of Oathall Road to take you from the left footpath to the right. Please take particular care at these places.
The official start is on Bolnore Road by the sign for Joan Nightingale House. Jog up to a small junction to Saddlers Way about 50m further up from here – start your watch and start running so you’re going well before you pass the JN House sign. Run on the right past the junction with Wealden Way, which then positions you well to TURN RIGHT at the two roundabouts into Muster Green. Spare a thought for history here as you start bombing along on the right hand side footpath towards South Road. You’re off and running. Instructions are set out for you in 3 sections
Section 1: Muster Green to PRH
Head eastwards along Muster Green, as it becomes South Road, past Victoria Park on your right and just after the pelican crossing:
TURN RIGHT into Haywards Road
Beware: The pavements might be busy here as there’s social distancing for shoppers at Iceland – (who invented BoGoF just in case that hasn’t turned up in your quiz yet). Parked cars from now until you reach the junction of Sheppys with Vale Road.
Continue for around 150m and then:
TURN RIGHT into Park Road at the end WIGGLE LEFT and RIGHT into Sunnywood Drive.
This is a nice down and then slightly up road, where at one point there’s a tree in the middle. Admire it briefly as you hurtle past – a London Plane, platanus x acerfolia. Keep going until you reach the end of Sunnywood Drive at the junction with Ashenground Road where you look both ways before you: