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Its been 2 years in the planning, and we are so pleased to be able to announce that due to very generous support from Ditcham Park School, we are holding an off road 10k, starting and finishing at the school. The scenery is to die for, the setting is amazing, and the course will be challenging, but the medal will be one of our best yet!

The race will be supporting the Brain Tumour Research Charity and the Friends of Ditcham Park School

Ditcham Park 10k & 5k

Ditcham, Hampshire, GB
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The second of the 2018 Meon Valley Village 10k series, the race takes in some lovely views and beautiful 'closed' roads, before entering Creech Woods, part of the Forest of Bere.

The village of Southwick, played a large part in the planning of the D-day landings, as the home of General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill.

Run all three of the Meon Valley Village 10k's and receive an awesome themed medal.

Southwick Village Summer 10k

Southwick, Hampshire, GB
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Pack up your tent, your running shoes, and maybe even your fishing rod, and come with us to rural Normandy as we pitch up for a weekend of fun, run, food, and general frivolity!

We have put together a programme of scenic, rural runs, taking in some amazing scenery. Our hosts for the weekend, Peter & Sarah will be doing what they do best and lookiing after us, at their beautiful Forest View campsite.

Following a morning sailing from Portsmouth to Caen, we arrive at the campsite mid afternoon. We have included 2 x two course meals in the onsite restaurant, a BBQ and a 'bacon butty' breakfast.

Early morning, and early evening runs means the days are yours to spend either just chilling out, walking through the adjacent forests, or exploring the local area, visiting the beautiful local towns and villages. Or maybe, you would like to cast your bait into the well stocked lake (permits available).

This weekend is all about running and having a fun weekend with like minded people, in charming surroundings.

L’Esperence Running & Camping Weekend

Dorceau, Normandie, FR
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Set your alarms for this Summer Solstice run, as the sun comes up. There'll be hot coffee and bacon rolls to welcome you across the line as you finish in time to get home, get showered and carry on with your day!

This is a timed, all abilities race. Your race - Your pace, no cut off time. Free entries available for VI runners and their guides. Race Numbers to be collected during the week preceding the event. NOT ON THE DAY!

There will, as usual, be a stunning medal!!

Location:
Wicor Recreation Ground,
Cranleigh Road,
Portchester,
Hants
PO16 9JD

Harry Ledger 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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The beautiful setting of Portchester Castle in all its glory will be the setting for the inaugural Portchester Castle 10k. Starting and finishing within the walls of this iconic local landmark, the course also takes in the sea wall and continues around the outside of the castle perimeter wall.

Location:
Portchester Castle,
Castle Street,
Portchester,
Hants
PO169QW

Portchester Castle 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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Come and join us for a jaunt in the summer sun, on the Meon Valley Trail. If you thought it was fun in the dark, come and do it in the twilight on a summer evening.

Its flat, and its fun, and its as fast as you like, at your own pace.

If you did the Wickham Torchlight in January, and you also the do the Wickham Torchlight in October, there will be a special medal for the 3 race series.

Wickham Twilight 10k

Shedfield, Hampshire, GB
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A new course for 2018 as the Wickham 10k moves south to the outskirts of the village. Starting in Mill Lane, outside the Community Hall, with plenty of parking, toilets and a nag drop. The route is hilly and all on road (closures applied for).

The Wickham 10k is the final race in the 3 race Meon Valley Villages series.

After the race there will be a prize giving in the nearby (2 minute walk) Roebuck Inn. We have been given permission to use the car park beyond the normal closing time so your car will be safe until after the presentations at The Roebuck Inn.

Parking is in Upperford Copse Car Park, Heath Road, Wickham. It is a Pay & Display Car Park run by the Forestry Commission. The Start/Finish is also just a 5 minute walk from the car park via the Meon Valley Trail.

Wickham 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
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Whether it be the Half Marathon, the 10k or the 5k, it's a flat and fast, out and back course - run along the disused Fareham to Alton railway line, from Wickham out towards Corhampton and back.

The Race HQ and Race Start returns to the trail on the edge of the village, at the car park, just off Mill Lane, Wickham. The post code for the Start & race HQ is PO17 5HZ.

Meon Valley Express Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
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The night train to nowhere departs Wickham along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out & back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the 'night birds'.

There will of course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it'll be a 'hoot'.

Wickham Torchlight 10k

Wickham, Hampshire, GB
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What could be better than to finish a race and be handed a medal as you cross you the line, together with a freshly cooked bacon roll!

Sign up for the 'Bacon Roll 5k or 10k' on the 14th October!

The races start at Wicor Recreation Ground in Portchester and take in an out and back course with a short second lap, along part of the Portchester Foreshore and Fareham Creek.

Your entry fee includes a bespoke medal and the all-important bacon roll! handed to you as you cross the line!

Bacon Roll Run

Portchester, Hampshire, GB
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This event, taking in some of the areas most stunning views, over Portsmouth and the Solent beyond, starts after a period of silence to member all those who have fallen in support of their country.

After the 2 minute period of silence, the race will be started with the sound of the 1 o'clock gun. We encourage entries from ALL serving members of HM Forces as well as veterans from ALL the services. Some of the proceeds from the Remembrance Day 10k will go to the RBL as well as other Service charities and The Rowans Hospice, our charity partner for 2017.

Run on closed roads, through country lanes and along part of the top of Portsdown Hill, the race will feature chip timing.

ALL finishers will get, a stunning, Poppy Themed medal.

Remembrance Day 10k & 5k

Portsmouth, Portsmouth, GB
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This will be the 4th running of this race, that is fast becoming the 'must do' race over the period between Christmas & New Year. Last years field of 350 runners enjoyed a beautiful day, crisp, cold and sunny, with Rob Arkell, taking the title in a time of 35.42, leading a 1-2-3 across the line. !st lady was Jen Elkins, from Southampton AC, who crossed the line in 37.14.

We have kept the prices for 2017 and will keeping the field of runners at 350. As was the case in the previous year, the event sold out with runners 'begging' for places in the run up to Christmas. Don't be one of those who were disappointed, enter now!

There is ample FREE parking at the start, with hot drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Twixmas 10k

Portchester, Hampshire, GB