The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend

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This Endurance Weekend has it all. Swim, ride, or run, or do all three! Participants will get to enjoy the national park at its best as they take on a variety of distances. Come for the finishers medal, or to enjoy this fulfilling weekend of racing.
47 Miles, 84 Miles, 102 Miles, and 7 more
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Sat 5th Jun 2021
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Rockford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Moyles Court, Rockford, Ringwood BH24 3NF, UK
Start times
47 Miles:
7:00am |
84 Miles:
7:00am |
102 Miles:
7:00am |
Epic Route:
6:00am |
Standard Route:
6:00am |
Half Route:
6:00am |
11:00am |
Half Marathon:
11:00am |
11:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend
Half Route
£30.00 - £32.55
Standard Route
£33.00 - £35.80
Epic Route
£35.00 - £37.98
£20.00 - £21.70
Route information
Offering some great cycling and even better scenery, each route has long, straight sections that are massively fun, and tough hills, as well as some more gradual climbs. The maximum gradient is at Blissford hill near the end of each route where you will encounter a 25% climb. This is a short sharp climb that looks like a wall as you approach it.
Riders will see livestock on their routes, and hardly any traffic. Horses, in particular, tend to get easily spooked by passing cyclists, so please take care while enjoying what has become a favourite fixture in many people’s cycling calendar.
The 102 mile Epic route offers the more experienced sportive rider a fantastic challenge, and completely showcases the fantastic New Forest National Park. Be warned though – the last 20 miles of the epic route are the hilliest!
Taking place partly on the highway and partly on trails, the run courses are all beautiful. Rather than being wildly competitive, this run is designed for you to race yourself.
You can run up to a marathon if you want to within the 6 allocated hours. A marathon is three laps. The half is an out and back, or you can take on the 5k or 10k options.
Taking place at the stunning Ellingham Water Ski Lake, this event has 3 routes to choose from, making it the perfect race for the experienced swimmer looking for a quick time or those training for long distance triathlons. However, if you're new to swimming, there are shorter courses for those looking to, literally, dip their toe into open-water swimming.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Aid stations
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Chip-timed event
  • Marked course
How to get there
Moyles Court, Rockford, Ringwood BH24 3NF, UK
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Main Car Park: Moyles Court School, Moyles Court, Ringwood,, Hampshire, BH24 3NF
Swim Location: Ellingham Water Ski & WakeBoard Club, Ellingham Drove, Blashford, Ringwood BH24 3PJ
There is free parking for the Bike and Run events onsite.
Swimmers are asked to please not park in front of the entrance to Ellingham Water ski club.
There is camping at the event for £25 per pitch. Entrants will be emailed after signing up to book their camping.
By Car
From The South East / London: From M3 continue onto M27 Westbound. M27 eventually becomes A31 – continue Westbound to Ringwood. Exit at Ringwood and turn right at Roundabout following A338 Salisbury & Fordingbridge. On the edge of Ringwood (after approx 1.5m) just after passing the speed de-regulation signs, turn Right into Ellingham Drove – continue straight to find the main car park.
From The West / Bournemouth: Follow A31(A338) Eastbound and exit at Ringwood and turn left at Roundabout onto A338 Salisbury & Fordingbridge – follow as above.
From Salisbury / North: Take A338 Southbound from Salisbury towards Ringwood. Continue past Fordingbridge and Ibsley, and park at the main car park at Moyles Court School.
Event day logistics
07:00 Bike routes start
06:00 Swim routes start
10:00 Run registration opens
11:00 Runs start
Age Restrictions
Under 16s get to ride free with their responsible adult and can take part with their adult in the 5k.
Kit Requirements
Wetsuits are compulsory if the water temperature is under 22 degrees Celsius. Neoprene hoods & booties are allowed.
Cut-Off Times
All runners must complete the marathon within 6 hours.
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Spectator Info
Spectators can view the Swim Course 05:30 – 07:45.
There is a footpath which follows the perimeter of the lake giving many places from which to view – it starts at the gated entrance to the waterski club.
There are also viewing areas at the start and exit of the swim course.
Please keep clear of the taped/fenced routes in and out of the finish area. For security reasons only competitors are allowed within the finish compound.
Kit List
Mandatory Kit
Wetsuits are compulsory unless the water temperature is over 22 degrees. Neoprene hoods & booties are also allowed.
How do I book camping for The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
Camping will be available for entrants to book once they have signed up to the event. The organisers will be in contact with more information.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the swims at The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
If the water temperature is under 22 degrees Celsius then all entrants must wear a wetsuit.
Is there parking at the lake for The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
There is parking close to the lake however it is very limited so please visit the main car park at Moyles Court School if you cannot find parking at the lake.
What happens if I want a refund or to cancel my entry to The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
Please read the event organisers terms for cancellation and refunds here and
What is the refund protection option at The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
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