26 miles , 17 miles or 10 kms in 10 hours from Great Ponton Village, Grantham, Lincolnshire
The main change for 2023 will be a new 10 km route. The 2 other routes remain the same at 26 and 17 miles.
We hope you’ll be able to come and join us again this year.
Entries are available via Si Entries.
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.
The proceeds of the event in 2023 will go to CASY (Counselling and support for young people) and Besso Childrens Home in Hosur, India 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 soup and puddings are provided at the finish, all included in the entry fee.
Starting time (runners & walkers) for 17 and 27 mile routes is at 08.30am.
The results for 2022 are available to download in Excel format.
The results for 2021 are available to download in Excel format.
The results for 2019 are available to download in Excel format.
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