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Hampshire - Waterlooville & Fareham

Hampshire - Waterlooville & Fareham

ABOUT YOUR RUN LEADER

Run Leaders for the Maverick Run Project are the people who make our social runs possible. They know their local area better than we do so they go out and find routes that they think you'll enjoy. Below is the information about the Run Leader for this particular social run.

David Poole

 

Ginger Dave, or GD, is a UK Athletics Leader in Running Fitness, and an all-round top guy! 

I am a chartered civil engineer working for a large UK infrastructure company. Married to Fran and dad to two amazing girls, and one border terrier

I love all things running, especially trail and ultra. I have been lucky enough to run in Canada, Hong Kong, France, Italy and Switzerland - as well as all around the UK

When not running (or working) I am usually doing something else active - typically long family dog walks, cycling and paddleboarding

I have a weakness for beer and pizza, and trail running has been an enabler to this. 

Favourite trail snack... nut butter filled Clif bars... they are the nuts...also GU gel - Roctane Cold Brew Coffee (Zing!!!!!!)

In 2020 I ran my first 100 miler - self-supported as races were cancelled - 2021 let's see what happens but a few more 100s look to be on the cards

RUN INFORMATION

 

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Locations

Juniper Car Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Gravel Hill, Waterlooville PO8 0QE
what 3 words: adjusted.kitten.sized

Forest of Bere - Woodend Car Park, Heath Road, Fareham, PO17 6AY
what 3 words: bubbles.coil.mavericks

 

Routes

Wednesday Short run QECP
Distance: 8km, Elevation Gain: 240m

Wednesday Short run 100 Acres
Distance: 9km, Elevation Gain: 167m

Sunday Long run QECP
Distance: 16km, Elevation Gain: 480m

Sunday  Long run 100 Acres
Distance: 17km, Elevation Gain: 300m

 

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Route Descriptions

David currently hosts runs out of two locations within Hampshire - Waterlooville and Fareham - with two alternating routes.


Queen Elizabeth Country Park Routes

Located just off the A3, three miles south of Petersfield in Hampshire and lying within the South Downs National Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park offers some of the best woodland trails in the area. The park contains 1,400 acres (6 km²) of open access woodland and downland within the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Be warned, it's hilly, but the stunning mix of trails will be sure to make even the toughest climb worthwhile. Both the midweek and weekend routes pack a bit of punch into relatively short distances. So, whether you are an experienced trail runner or just starting out, these routes will challenge, excite and reward you. Whilst you may have to slow to a power hike up some of the hills you will have more time to take in the surrounding scenery.

The midweek route takes us on a combination of tree-lined single track, wide well-trodden paths, and reveals a few hidden gems of lesser-known trails all within the park. The longer weekend route will add to this by taking us a little further afield, as we explore Head Down and some of the trails around Chalton – giving great views over the south coast and Solent.

 

100 Acres Routes

Located just north of Fareham off the A32, 100 Acres offers some great forest trails for mavericks of all abilities and experience. 

This historic woodland has several well-trodden and well-marked wide rolling trails and also has a network of some lesser-known single-track trails. You will get to explore all these during the midweek and weekend runs. 

The midweek run will see us centred around the West Walk area on woodland trails. The weekend route will add a little out and back along the old route of The Watercress Line through the Meon Valley. 

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