The 5x5 team consists of a very small number of individuals and volunteers who over the last five years have organised 12 sportives and 3 running races. A number of key members of the team have other personal commitments which means that they will not be available this year so the decision has been taken not to organise any events in 2017.
I know that you will be disappointed but thank you for supporting our previous events
Update 17th December 2016
The Forest Commission have again refused our permit to run our race in 2017 and 2018.
They have written another rule to stop us dead in our tracks. New Rule "No major event with more than 30 participants can take place at
Top Lodge over the weekend or 50 in the weekdays".
Update 1st November 2016.
We have applied to the Chief Executive Officer at the Forest Commission (Enterprise) for a permit to run our Remembrance Races
for the next two years 2017 and 2018. We have requested a speed reply so that there is adequate time to address any issues that
need to be resolved.
We applied for the permit to run the event at Top Lodge from the Forestry Commission in January this year, which was
refused stating various reasons. Since then we have appealed both at local level and finally at a National level Chief Executive,
Forest Enterprise but without any success. The final reason given for the refusal was lack of staff at Top Lodge to administer our
application plus staff shortage on the day.We hope to return to Top Lodge in November 2017