Double Gloucester 5 Miles

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£2.00 - £12.00
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Run up the infamous Gloucester Cheese Rolling Hill in this gruelling 5-mile looped trail race. Take in the stunning Cotswolds scenery as you get to the top, but don't forget you will have to summit the near-vertical hill twice. Not for the faint hearted, come for an awesome adventure.
Participants
Double Gloucester 5 Miles and Double Gloucester Kids Mile
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Calendar
Sun, 12 Nov 2023
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LocationPin
Witcombe, United Kingdom
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4.5
(32 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Rd, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TB, UK
Start times
Sun, 12 Nov 2023
Double Gloucester 5 Miles:
10:00am |
Double Gloucester Kids Mile:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Double Gloucester 5 Miles
Double Gloucester 5 Miles
Distance
5mi
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£12.00
Double Gloucester Kids Mile
Distance
1mi
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£2.00
Route information
Instead of hurtling down the near-vertical hill chasing after a block of cheese and being crushed at the bottom, you will be doing the opposite. Attempt to run, jog or walk to the top of the infamous Cheese Rolling Hill, where many 9lb Double Gloucester Cheese have rolled before you. The hill will be rather muddy so wear suitable footwear such as trail shoes. There is also a kids mile available too.
At the summit, take in the enchanting views below. Follow the undulating marked route along Cotswold Way and conserve your energy on the route as you will have to summit the hill a second time to finish.
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What's included
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Male and Female Winners of the first ascent will win a King & Queen Cheese award and overall winners will receive prizes
  • Beginners accommodated no cut-off time
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Cheese Themed Medal
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How to get there
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Rd, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TB, UK
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Parking
Parking is not available at the start but there are several places to park within a short walking distance.
By Train
From London you can take the Cheltenham Spa bound train to Stonehouse where you can take the 66 gold bus to Cooper’s Hill.
Event day logistics
09:00 Registration Opens
10:00 Race Starts
Registration
Race packs will be available at registration which is located at the bottom of the hill, where the start line is located.(Coopers Hill Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL3 4SB)
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Trimax Events
Based out of Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean, Trimax Events put on a variety of trail running, road running, and triathlon events throughout the year. Trimax Events are particularly well-regarded for their epic bespoke medals which are awarded to all finisher’s. A number of Trimax events also offer a canicross option, so if you’re looking to race with your canine companion then check out their offering. One of their best known events takes you up Gloucester’s infamous ‘Cheese Rolling Hill’, while a number of their other routes take you through the scenic Cotswold countryside.
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FAQs
Can beginners run in the Double Gloucester 6 miles?
Yes, this event is perfect for all abilities as there is no cut-off time.
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What footwear should I wear for the Double Gloucester 6 miles?
The Double Gloucester 6 mile will be muddy underfoot so please wear suitable footwear such as trails shoes or equivalent.
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Can I run with my dog?
Unfortunately, this event does not have a carnicross event available.
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Reviews
4.5
carl
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great run - loved it
isobel
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Fab day! the only thing was that there were not enough arrows so we kept getting lost.
jennifer
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
The course was good, nice spot, but the signage could have been better. I was going steady so was not after a PB, but if someone was after a PB, not having clear signs could slow a runner's time. Also a few marshalls along the course for first aid etc would be useful, tree roots were hidden beneath the leaves and with the wet weather the course route could be slippy. The medal said 5 miles, but the course was more 10k. Maybe have an accurate mileage next time, especially if runners are being timed. The organisers were lovely and the atmosphere was good. Registration was easy, nice walk (warm up) to the start. I would participate in the race again and have already recommend the race to others, who loved the medal design.
chloe
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Brilliant event with a lovely crowd! A beautiful route with some lovely downhills as well as the ups!A couple of pieces of feedback - the 'start line' wasn't very obvious. We only knew we'd started because the tracker beeped. It didn't matter too much because the event was nice and informal! Perhaps have a few more arrows next time. There were a couple of points where some runners missed a turning which either became a detour or a short cut!
david
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Amazing course, beautiful surroundings! Real sense of achievement reaching the top of the climb (both times).Occasionally difficult to spot the arrows so had to run back uphill to get back on track.
francis
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic run in beautiful surroundings although the arrows could have been a little clearer, especially with my poor sense of direction! Great day and highly recommended
shona
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
Loved the race. Not sure of the rolling start though as I think it did mean a certain lack of atmosphere and I was running on my own for the vast majority of the course. A few more arrows or marshalls would’ve been good too as there were a couple of pints where it wasn’t immediately clear which way to go. A beautiful course though. Tough but achievable. I was on such a high for the rest of the day!
jo
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Loved it, wished I’d known I could bring my dog - notes for next time!V pretty course and we were so so lucky with the weatherMy only issue was that Marshall’s were v thin on the ground - of course only as issue when you need one as my friend did when she went over on her ankle. All sorted in the end tho
gary
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Really good, really tough event. very complicated route which was well marked out. You definitely needed to keep your wits about you and look out for the arrows or keep with other runners. Everyone was friendly during the race and encouraged each other along. The start and finish on the world famous 'cheese roll' hill was of course very tough. The weather was superb too, but even in the rain it would be OK because it is sheltered through the woods ALL the way. FAB! Very clever and interesting course. All in all great fun and a race i would love to do again. The
davina
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Loved it but would’ve liked to have seen more yellow arrows. Had to stop quite a few times (as did others) to work out where the route was going. Beautiful fun route with a great atmosphere.
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