The Beatrix Potter Challenge

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About
We're going to have a six hour challenge running event, run as many, or as few laps as you wish under the shadow of the famous White Cliffs of Dover at Samphire Hoe! Fancy dress is most certainly encouraged and there will be prizes for the best ! Run a marathon, run an ultra, run less, as long as you complete one loop you're a finisher! We do warn you though, this may be an event where you consume more calories than you burn off! We put on events run exactly the way we wish they were all run. Low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners. Please explore and consider joining us.
Participants
Six Hour Challenge
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Calendar
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4.3
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Where and when
Location
Holiday Inn Northampton, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN4 7YF, UK
Start times
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Six Hour Challenge:
8:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Beatrix Potter Challenge
Six Hour Challenge
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7km
£39.95
Route information
The course runs around the Samphire Hoe nature reserve and then along the sea wall in 3.75 mile out and backs.
What's included
You will receive
  1. A really special finishers medal, custom made and designed, not a generic one.
  2. A goody bag at the finish, which has goodies in, not a bunch of adverts. There will be nothing healthy in our goody bags, things they contain for example, chocolate, crisps, beer.
  3. A well stocked base camp with plenty of nibbles and refreshments for post race replenishment. This will be very much vegan orientated for this event!
Train
How to get there
Holiday Inn Northampton, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN4 7YF, UK
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Reviews
4.3
1 reviews
Star
4.3
Did the Six Hour Challenge in 2019
A (6-hour) time-limited event taking place in the beautiful Samphire Hoe country park. I love the way runners can choose to complete from as little as 1 lap (about 5k) or 4 laps for a half, 8 for a full marathon, 9 and a bit for the ultra. Everyone completing at least 1 lap is a finisher, earning a chunky medal and a goodie bag with a family-size chocolate bar. The route is very scenic, squeezed between the white cliffs and the sea, and made of a mix of concrete and hard trail. Obviously there are no cars on the route but, on a decent day, you get a fair amount of dog walkers that can create a few unexpected obstacles on the way. A good size car park (£2 for the day) and toilets are very close to the start/finish line. The aid station has water and squash (but they are cupless so you need to bring your own cup/mug/bottle with you) and plenty of yummy cakes. Sadly there was only one basket of grape and no other fruit was available. Most of the runners were regulars and were very friendly supporting each other the whole time.
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