The Hampshire Hoppit

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BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named “The Hampshire Hoppit” (for reasons that will become apparent – see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.
Participants
Half Marathon and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
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LocationPin
Kingsclere, United Kingdom
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4.8
(6 Reviews)
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Atmosphere

Based on 750 participants

Scenery

Based on location and reviews

Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5NN, UK
Start times
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
Half Marathon:
TBC |
Half Marathon:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Hampshire Hoppit
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
Route information
The Hampshire Hoppit marathon and half marathon are both trail races, i.e. predominantly off-road. They use routes that will be clearly marked and marshalled, and including local sections of famous long distance footpaths, the Wayfarers Walk and (for the marathon) the Harrow Way.
Both races are scenic single-lap courses that will start and end at Kingsclere on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, reaching some of the highest points in Hampshire with views across the county.
There are occasional quiet road sections or road crossings that will be marshalled.
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How to get there
4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5NN, UK
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The village of Kingsclere is situated midway between Basingstoke and Newbury on the A339, with easy access from major networks including the M3, M4 and A34.
Parking
Race parking will be situated at Kingsclere Stables on the B3051, to the south of Kingsclere.
Please note this is only available to runners on the day. If you wish to recce the route before race day you will have to make other alternatives by using the nearby public car park in Anchor Road.
Start Area
The race start and finish is approximately 10 min walk from Parking, so please arrive early to collect your race number and chip.
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The Hampshire Hoppit
Welcome to the The Hampshire Hoppit group. Get all the latest updates from our organisers, meet some of our fantastic volunteers who made last year's races so successful and chat with fellow runners about preparing for and running the races.Join us on Sunday 18 June 2017 for our second Hampshire Hoppit full and half trail marathons. Sign up now to enjoy beautiful countryside, a challenging but scenic course, plenty of encouragement and of course a congratulatory beer at the end!
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Reviews
4.8
6 reviews
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Wonderful race. Well organised, friendly and supportive marshalls and a beautiful course all add up to a great event. The medal and goody bag make it the perfect race.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
This is perhaps the best race I have taken part in. All of the Marshall are so enthusiastic and encouraging which helps on a rough, hilly course over rough ground in places. The views and scenery are great. I love this year's innovation to reduce waste by issuing compressible reusable cups to all runners, and the medal doubles up as a bottle opener. Plus, a pint of Loddon ale at the finish. See you next year.
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
The course was quite fast for a trail marathon with a few steep climbs but mainly rolling hills - met with some beautiful views. Aid stations were plentiful and marshalls were top notch. Atmosphere was friendly on the course with occasional interactions with the half runners. Organised very well, no queues for the toilets either. If you are aiming for a trail PB this could be the course for you - I ran a 3:46 taking a whopping 18 minutes off my previous best. Really enjoyed the whole experience, even the beer/shandy at the end - great stuff.
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4.3
Did the race in 2019
Very well run event, an extremely tough course! Definitely don’t skimp on your hill work, or in fact any of your training before attempting this marathon! The marshalls and water stations were well stocked and the coke got me through the race. Many thanks to all involved, it was a great experience!
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Superb race. Lots of marshals and directions. Can’t get lost and a great course. A very relaxedness party type atmosphere.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Fantastic event - quite cheap, a pint glass to keep and a pint of local beer, a reusable cup to use on the course, free photography, 7 water/feed stations, goody bag, free parking, plenty of loos, epic scenery, very encouraging marshalls.
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