A 10k, 5k and a shorter run, probably around 2k, all to start on King George V Playing Fields. The multi terrain runs will take in Ferndown roads and Ferndown Common and are in conjunction with the annual Ferndown Fete.
Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels and ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site since 2001. A Poole Harbour start - it's on to Corfe Castle, through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door with ups and downs all the way to the Weymouth halfway point.
The Bubble Rush is open to the whole family and included in the registration (for all participants age 5 years and over) is a white T-Shirt for you to wear on our 4km course. As you pass through our bubble stations, you will be covered in coloured foam from yellow to pink, green to blue! You will feel like youre in a giant washing machine!
Chetterwood View, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum DT11 8RX, UKView event
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The Tarrant Valley 10 comprises a multi-terrain 10km race and a separate 1-mile children's race, hosted by the village of Tarrant Monkton, set entirely within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both races start and finish in front of The Langton Arms pub right in the heart of the village.
The 10km race begins on tarmac roads but, after the first kilometer and a challenging ascent into Hogstock Coppice, the course continues on well-surfaced bridleways and farm tracks. Relatively flat through Sing Close, Long Row, and Calcott's Coppices, half-way is reached at Six Cross Ways in Chetterwood. Past Strawberry Coppice and a gentle climb to Launceston Wood, the course then opens out to deliver a quite spectacular view over the North Dorset countryside. An exciting 800m descent on Common Drove leads to the road once again and a 600m sprint through the village to the finish. Approximately half of the race is in shade.
73 E Holton, Holton Heath, Poole BH16 6JN, UKView event
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The Lytchett Relays are organised by Lytchett Manor Striders under UKA rules. Teams comprised of five runners with each runner completing a 5k lap around the scenic Holton Lee grounds. Its not just a race. Bring your friends and family and stay on afterwards to relax and socialise post-race in lovely surroundings.
It was an early start at 8 am. The sun was very welcome as it helped warm up a cold morning. We ran through the neighborhoods and headed for the coastal roads. Some beautiful views here looking out to the coastline. There were also a couple of small hills as we went down to the boardwalk and then back-up to the roads. There's a pretty tough hill around mile 9 that slowed us down. Once we caught our breath back, the final two to three miles was exciting as we made our way to the crowds and ran along the piers and onto the finish line.
Running as it should be! Lots of people run in the Bournemouth sun but how many have run at night?! This is your chance to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier and for one night we bathe the pier in a purple glow!
Court Centre, 4000 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7FL, UKView event
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This year sees the return of the Whiteley Village 10k Run. Set in the beautiful and tranquil 230 acre grounds of the Whiteley Village in Surrey, The Whiteley Village Races offer events for all of the family. On offer are the choice of a 5km or 10km Off-Road Running event with chip timing, and a 1km Junior Fun Run.
The Piddle Plod is a beautiful 10km and 5km event for runners of all abilities. The race will start and end at the Puddletown Rugby Club in Piddletrenthide taking in beautiful scenery with easily accessible supporter areas. There will be food and entertainment on the day as well as a Fun Run for the little ones.
The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!
The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.
It was a very rain,y August. Thankfully the registration was in the fire station. Lots of volunteers to direct you, queues minimal. Frequent emails and info prior to the race. The race starts on paths and then goes into trail. The last 10 miles were very hard as they seemed to be all road and going through housing which led to,some confusion as to whether we were going the right way. Thankfully some small very helpful volunteers (scouts) came to our rescue. The checkpoints were great especially the one which had home made bread pudding. I could have stayed there all day. Some road crossings could have done with more Marshalls. The Marshall at the last checkpoint didn't seem to know how much further . This was when we started to run through the town centre which seemed as though we were just making up the distance. The trail sections which state,y homes and castles were amazing it was just the last section which seemed to let it down. It was then when. You needed some nice scenery most on heavy cold tired legs. The medal was a generic one for all the race distances which was a little disappointing
My First Ultra.Back in December last year I was looking to fill up my race calender for 2018. Whilst searching for events in the summer months, I managed to stumble on a few Ultras listed, from 50k to 100K’s. For some reason, over the next few days my mind kept toying with an idea on completing one.So I spent time looking into Ultra races that were suitable for me. And that’s when I found Salisbury 54321 Trail Ultra 50K.50k (31 Miles) doesn’t sound too bad if you have done a marathon before, only an extra five miles, quite easy to be over confident. I didn’t really think about the trail bit when signing up at the time to be honest.So after paying my entrance fee for a value price of £27.00 I had 8 months to prepare.Fast forward to July one month before.After missing March out because of an injury, my plan was to really start increasing my mileage in late June/July. My minimum goal was to run at least run 31 miles a week, but with a lot of 5k and 10k league races most weekends, I did find it difficult finding enough time to complete and recover from my long runs. Race DayAfter training through the hot months, it was just my luck that had to rain on the one day I wanted it to be dry.The start and race number collection was at Salisbury fire station. It was quite a relaxing atmosphere and everyone was really friendly and helpful. This event had a few different choices of distance from 10k-50k’s, walkers and all.The 50k started at 9:30am and I felt good, with music on trying to be chilled and to slow my pace down. The first few miles felt reasonable flat and I was running between 7:30-8 minute miles, way faster than I should have. Then we hit the Old Sarum and this is where it seems to be the beginning of the inclines and fields, you have to be very careful where you plant your foot. (I did see two people slip over at the Old Sarum loop around) By now it’s 8K completed and the route links you up with the 42k runners. I made the mistake of keeping with the same pace with the new set of fresh 42k runners.I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t look up more and check my surroundings more, as I only seem to remember the grind of hills and long grass fields, I was pushing it too fast.I did remember running through the lovely Langford Castle grounds and passing the race course.But by mile 21 my legs weren't having it and were in pain. Running that hard on a multi terrain with an elevation of 1680ft at the same pace was a big error, now I’m paying for it.My upper body felt reasonably fine, it was my legs that were struggling. Have I hit the wall or was it the lack of training and going too fast? Maybe if I started off at 10 minute pace from the start I would’ve been ok? I admit the last 10 miles were a struggle, I was on my own at this point as most of the runners were running at a sensible pace and were miles behind. I was a tad concerned at getting lost and really had stay focused and look up more, as you could easily miss a sign and head off in the wrong direction when not being in a group. I really didn’t need that mistake now.With my legs in pain, my plan was to be positive mentally and I found myself jogging 200 yards, then walking for 10 seconds, it worked well, but felt like forever until I got to Salisbury Cathedral, where I knew I was near the finish line. It seemed to lift me, so I manage to run the last mile through the town centre to the finish line without walking with a time of 4:24:09.My overall position was 15th, with amongst a lot experience ultra runners, so that was an achievement I am proud off.It certainly was not sensible running by me by any means, and I would strongly advise any first time Ultra runners to slow down considerably especially off road terrain races as it does take a lot more out of you, or even run with a friend.But I’m delighted to tick off completing an Ultra off the running bucket list :)
The event is based at Salisbury Fire Station and registration,bag drop and race briefing were all satisfactory. I did the 21k and the first couple of k are flat however after that it is up a steep hill. This is a trail race and you go through quite a few gates. Some of the tracks are very narrow and if your are 6ft+ tall like me i had to bend down on several occassions to miss bushes. The first half of the course seemed more hilly than the second half. The course is well signposted, however when you get near the end and go through the town centre it is easy to get lost. There was cup of water at regular intervals and fruit at one station. On completion you are given your medal and drinks and jelly babies are available. This event charges the same £32 for all events 50/42/33/21K so it is probabley better value if you do the longer distances. I felt a bit short changed since there was no t-shirt handed out and i feel they should have a graduated pricing structure. £25 is more than enough. Overall i enjoyed the event and the local countryside is a big plus point.
The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!
The Beyond run fest is a running festival in every sense of the word, its an off road multi terrain trail run, we have purposely designed it to be inclusive to all, with open spaces woodland and a very relaxed atmosphere.