For 2024 we will be having 4 distances to choose from 26 miles, 17 miles, 12 miles or 10 kms
We hope you’ll be able to come and join us again this year.
The Ponton Plod was started in 2007 by Stuart and Kath Ashley with a choice of two distances, 17 or 27 miles and attracted an entry of 89 which was a reasonable number for the first year. In 2009 it was decided to introduce a shorter 12-mile route to try and attract more local walkers who may not want to do a longer distance. Although this attracted a few local walkers it attracted a lot of club runners. Since then entry numbers have increased most years and saw our largest entry in 2019 with 273 entrants about 70% of these were runners. The event was not run in 2014 due to ill health or in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
Since 2017 the event has been organised by Notfast Running Club (who have assisted on the day for most years).
The event starts and finishes at The Village Centre, Great Ponton, near Grantham and all routes use footpaths, bridleways, tracks and minor roads towards The Vale of Belvoir, the longer routes passing through several picturesque villages. Checkpoints serving refreshments and drinks (hot at some checkpoints) are situated at about 6-9 mile intervals (no checkpoints on the 10km distance). Homemade food and puddings are provided at the finish, all included in the entry fee.
Starting time (runners & walkers) will be announced in due course.