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Rye Ancient Trails 30K & 15K

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Event summary

Test your endurance with this 15 or 30KM route, kicking-off in the historic town of Rye. Great for seasoned runners and newcomers alike, the mixed-terrain course weaves around the surrounding country lanes and tracks. Come for the historic sites en-route or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

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Based on elevation and terrain
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.

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Tickets available until Fri Sep 10 2021

What's included:

  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female runners
  • Prizes for 1st placed male and female in Vet categories
  • Fully marshalled course
  • Bag drop
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
  • Chip timed
30K
9:30am Sun 12th Sep 2021

Run 30km

£26.00 - £28.00
15K
9:30am Sun 12th Sep 2021

Run 15km

£20.00 - £22.00
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4.9
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BicepFlexChallenging course
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Christine
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
This is my second time great course scenic challenging well organised water stations good. God finish area.… read more
Emma J
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
This is my second year running the race and I couldn't recommend it more highly. It takes in the best of English countryside in late summer - running through apple orchards, past vineyards, stables and through fields of sheep and cows. The course is challenging and varied enough to mean I was never bored and the kilometres fly by faster than I was expecting. My only advice is that you will have a bit of waiting at the start to get over stiles - if you're midway through the pack and not rushing for a pb, it's not a bad chance to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery!… read more
Peter H
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Great race in stunning countryside, helped by the weather this year. Very nice atmosphere, definitely a race not a fun run but very friendly with lots of encouraging fellow runners. All the support (drinks, snacks and marshals) you could need and a great welcome at the finish (with more refreshments and facilities). Nice to be given a beer at the end for those that wanted too.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I leave my bag?
Yes, there will be a bag drop facility provided at the Race HQ.… read more
FAQ
Where can I access my race time?
Race results will be displayed live and uploaded onto www.nice-work.org.uk after the race is finished. Runners will be made aware of when they are on their last lap.… read more
FAQ
Who are the charity, Oliver Curd Trust?
The Oliver Curd Trust was started in 2008 by Oliver’s parents, Richard and Sarah, in memory of him. Oliver was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in April 2006, and sadly died in November 2007. ​The charity seeks to provide memories, happiness and periods of escape for children and their families during difficult times. Further information can be found here: http://www.theolivercurdtrust.org/… read more
Route description
Route description

This event commences and ends in the picturesque Sussex town of Rye, before runners head out on a circular route into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This race certainly provides a challenge, however it will be well worth it for the epic views and the extensive historical landmarks for example, the Norman Churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh.

With over 1500ft of climbing throughout, this race is designed to prove a formidable challenge however, with both a 15KM and 30KM route this event really is open to all.

The Rye Ancients Trails 30K & 15K raises money for the Oliver Curd Trust.

Christine
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
This is my second time great course scenic challenging well organised water stations good. God finish area.
Emma J
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
This is my second year running the race and I couldn't recommend it more highly. It takes in the best of English countryside in late summer - running through apple orchards, past vineyards, stables and through fields of sheep and cows. The course is challenging and varied enough to mean I was never bored and the kilometres fly by faster than I was expecting. My only advice is that you will have a bit of waiting at the start to get over stiles - if you're midway through the pack and not rushing for a pb, it's not a bad chance to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery!
Peter H
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Great race in stunning countryside, helped by the weather this year. Very nice atmosphere, definitely a race not a fun run but very friendly with lots of encouraging fellow runners. All the support (drinks, snacks and marshals) you could need and a great welcome at the finish (with more refreshments and facilities). Nice to be given a beer at the end for those that wanted too.
Olwen C.
Star
4.7
Did the 30K in 2019
Enjoyed the variety the course offered - fields, orchards, trails, woods. The course was undulating but no killer hills thankfully. Many, many stiles so if you want a rapid run then make sure to start near the front of the pack. The course was well marked out with ribbons and signs but I would also suggest that ground trip hazards are better marked next year. Thank you - will be back next year!
Annette l
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
A great challenging course , perfect for BeachyHead training. The marshalls were all fantastic and friendly. The water stations were spot on every 3 miles, cant fault it.
Tim
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Great event on nice trail with really good scenery. The route was very well signed so no chance of missing a turning, lots of helpful marshal's on the course, aid stations every 5k and a great finish location that was close to parking, easy to access and great for spectators. Overall, a really well organised, fun event.
Paula w
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Absolutely loved it, great course, mixed up terrain and very helpful Marshall’s, well thought out route and clearly marked, a challenging 30km but will do it again 💙
Paula w
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Absolutely loved it, great thought out course, mixed up terrain and lovely Marshall’s in hand, brilliantly marked out, very challenging doing the 30km but will do it again 💙
Did the 30K in 2019
This is the second time I’ve ran this race. It’s such a beautiful course covering a mixture of terrains, don’t get me wrong it is challenging, but if you train for it you will be fine. Get support from the marshals as well!
Pete T
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Event had so many wonderful Marshall's huge thanks to them all.Spectacular course very challenging Great bread pudding by the local bakery.
Victoria
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Fantastic course, well organised. Great Marshall’s. And of course let’s not forget the amazing views.
RG
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
It's a shame no photos were taken. I would greatly recommend this course, but I would also recommend getting someone like Splento.com to come in and take some photos. It's one of the most scenic routes I've run and I really wish someone took photos of me :)
Ben
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
A magnificent event to compliment the stunning heritage of it's host town. Really fun atmosphere and perfect start on the high street by the town cryer setting a jovial vibe for the whole event. Up, up and on to the hills to be treated with views very early on. Glimpses of gorgeous homes, fields and villages. Signage and way finding ribbons constantly assuring the runners at every twist and turn. Regular water stations and treats along the way. I really enjoyed running on lots of idyllic trails in a whole mix of countryside and was grateful for a unique medal and a good swig of cold beer at the finish.
Jo C-F
Star
5.0
Did the 15K in 2019
Loved it! My favourite race to date! Absolutely brilliant course with mix of farmland, woodland, orchards and country lanes.
Del
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
A well laid out fantastically enjoyable and tough course that you will struggle to beat for Beauty. Only gripe was queuing for first 5 styles but hardly takes away from overall enjoyment great event Thanks to all involved
Victoria s
Star
4.3
Did the 30K in 2019
Beautiful course. Very challenging, often technical trails.Allow plenty of time to park, register and get to the start!
Dan
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2019
Very scenic and challenging course, well marshalled. Will definitely return.
Christine
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2018
Really well organised marshalling really good. Great atmosphere in town to start race. A must do if you like trails.
Aurore
Star
5.0
Did the 30K in 2018
Great route, mainly off-road on trails through fields and woods. I just wish I knew how hilly it would be!
4.9
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
BicepFlexChallenging course
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

**09:30:**Race start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the schedules race start time so that you have enough time to complete the registration process.

Spectators

There are a number of fantastic vantage points for Spectators across this course. Details of which can be found below:
**
The Globe Inn, Rye (Opens from 8am)
The Bell, Iden
The Cock Inn, Peasmarsh (Opens from 11am)
Will's Bakery, Northiam (Open from 10am)**

How to get there

Rye Sports Centre, The Grove, Rye TN31 7ND, UK

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Address: Rye Sports Centre, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ND

Car: The Race Headquarters will be at the Sports Centre. There is on site parking, which will be well signposted as you come into Rye.

*Please take note of any local parking charges that may be applicable.

Train: There is a railway station in Rye (Sussex), and the Sports Centre is located behind the railway station.

Bus: There are limited bus services available for the area.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I leave my bag?
Yes, there will be a bag drop facility provided at the Race HQ.
FAQ
Where can I access my race time?
Race results will be displayed live and uploaded onto www.nice-work.org.uk after the race is finished. Runners will be made aware of when they are on their last lap.
FAQ
Who are the charity, Oliver Curd Trust?
The Oliver Curd Trust was started in 2008 by Oliver’s parents, Richard and Sarah, in memory of him. Oliver was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in April 2006, and sadly died in November 2007. ​The charity seeks to provide memories, happiness and periods of escape for children and their families during difficult times. Further information can be found here: http://www.theolivercurdtrust.org/
FAQ
Can you park at the Rye Ancient Trails Race?
There is ample parking at the Race HQ, which is located at the Sports Centre behind the railway station. The parking will be signposted as you drive into Rye.
FAQ
Can I enter on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for an increased price.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
30K
9:30am Sun 12th Sep 2021
£26.00 - £28.00
15K
9:30am Sun 12th Sep 2021
£20.00 - £22.00

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