Cheltenham & County Harriers
Start time TBC - see website for more information.
Multi-terrain: The Cleevewold is a tough and hilly 14 mile multi-terrain race held annually in March. The race starts near to race HQ at the medieval Postlip tithe barn and covers the highest points of the Cotswold hills on Cleeve common, before heading into the countryside and returning to Postlip via the Belas Knap neolithic burial mound.
‘A multi-terrain race over 9 miles of steeply undulating countryside, carrying a sting in its tail. Whilst tackling 900 feet of ascent/descent in the Slaughterford valley runners will encounter tarmac, stony paths, fields, tracks and green lanes. The course is 75% off-road, the route is marshalled and arrowed, there are two drinks stations en route.’
Aspire Running Events
‘A stunning off road, multi terrain course that will transverse over a mixture of broadleaved woodland, scrub and open grassland with a small section of the route on the Bristol to Bath Railway Path. The course is flat/undulating with a few small cheeky hills thrown in and will be suitable for all standards of runner.’
Aspire Running Events
‘This is a challenging multi terrain route where you will transverse through extensive woodland, scenic trails, public footpaths and open fields. Whilst primarily running along the beautiful and scenic Cotswold Way.’
This event is sadly NOT Canicross friendly.
‘What better way to start the year as you mean to go on than with a run by the seaside? Held around the village of Kewstoke (near Weston-super-Mare), the Hangover 10km helps you to get over the effects of the night before.’
ROAD – Fast course held on quiet country lanes
“The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 10 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.”
Marathon - “New for 2018 is the Beacons Trail Marathon, 26 miles following the classic Beacons Ultra route with a cheeky little climb of Pen Y Fan (highest peak in South Wales) and Cribyn thrown in for good measure.”
MULTI TERRAIN - tough (there is 420m of climb), but very interesting, set in some of the finest scenery in the West Country. There are Roman lead mines, underground rivers, a nature reserve, open moorland, potholes, an ancient rabbit warren, and an Iron Age fort.
Stunning ancient woodland, pine forests, ponies and grassy expanses – the Pony Express is diverse countryside at its best, making this race a star in the XNRG calendar. The 60-mile circular route is evenly split into two ultra marathons over two days.
26.2 x 3
Now in its 14th year the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.