Race 7 in the Multi Terrain Grand Prix Series
The Max course provides a challenging, possibly muddy, certainly wet, course that is just over 10km of true multi-terrain. Starting on grass on Truro rugby ground (good for spectators), the first 3⁄4 mile on the road is designed to spread the field, before taking to the woodland paths of Pencalenick. After that there are short lengths of tarmac, but it is predominantly off-road. Leaving the woods, after the odd wet place, it’s along the old stone metalled riverside drive to St Clement. The route then takes to the woods and field paths of Denas Road, still following the river, into Malpas. Turning for home, after a steep climb to Park Lane, it’s mixed grass tracks and paths down into the valley before climbing back to Park Lane, and then, after a steep descent to the next valley, it’s a long gentle climb to the finish at the Rugby Club. Trail type shoes would be useful, especially if wet.