The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend

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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.
82 Miles, 102 Miles, 47 Miles, and 7 more
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Sat, 28 May 2022 - Sun, 29 May 2022
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Rockford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Moyles Court, Rockford, Ringwood BH24 3NF, UK
Start times
Saturday, 28 May 2022
82 Miles:
7:30 am |
102 Miles:
7:30 am |
47 Miles:
8:00 am
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Epic Route:
6:30 am |
Standard Route:
6:30 am |
Short Route:
6:30 am |
10:30 am |
Half Marathon:
11:30 am |
12:00 pm |
12:30 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend
47 Miles
1 Loop
82 Miles
1 Loop
102 Miles
Epic Route
Route information
Distance: 47 Miles, 82 miles, 102 miles
Terrain: Roads
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!
Distances: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Terrain: Mixed-Terrain
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.
Distances: 3.8k, 2.5k, 1.4k
Terrain: Lake
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
  • Finisher's T-shirt (if you enter all 3 events)
  • 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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The main Car Park is located at Moyles Court School, Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3NF.
Swim Location
Ellingham Water Ski & WakeBoard Club, Ellingham Drove, Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ.
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
07:30 - 08:00 82 Miles and 102 Mile routes start
08:00 - 08:30 47 Miles starts
17:00 Finish line closes
06:30 Swim routes start
07:30 Run registration opens
10:30 Marathon starts
11:30 Half Marathon starts
12:00 10k starts
12:30 5k starts
Age Restrictions
  • You will need to be over 16 years old to cycle by yourself. Under 16s can enter the event but must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Cut-Off Times
All runners must complete the marathon within 6 hours.
Swim Location
The swimming venue will be Ellingham Water Ski & WakeBoard Club, Ellingham Drove, Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ.
Swim Safety
The course is clearly marked with Buoys. There will be a number of Rescue Canoes and Safety boats. If you get into trouble during the swim turn onto your back and raise one arm in the air.
Do not swim if you have an open wound, feel unwell or are recovering from a virus or infection, as your immune system may not be strong enough to ward off infections. In the event of illness after swimming, medical advice and treatment should be sought from your GP.
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.
What are the age requirements for The New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekend?
You will need to be over 16 years old to cycle by yourself. Under 16s can enter the event but must be accompanied by an adult at all times
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.
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