This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started. Most serious runners have heard about it either from their friends, TV, or the press so if you haven’t already competed perhaps this year is the time to attempt it.
Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. In order to do this all courses use a mixture of public roads, lanes, un-metalled roads, tracks, agricultural land, and rough grazing pastures. The terrain varies all the time and can be very wet & muddy in places, the routes also ascend and descend quite steep terrain and runs on narrow footpaths with little chance of overtaking.
More details and entries http://www.racethetrain.com/
Back for 2018 on Sunday August 19th at 10.00 sharp.
Early bird entry. click here to enter
This race was introduced to the Herefordshire running calendar in 2012 principally to give local runners an opportunity to race over the classic distance of 10 miles. The course starts and finishes at Hereford Rowing Club and can best be described as undulating and is mainly run on rural roads around the apple orchards of Breinton village.
The course record is held by Rhys Park of Cheltenham Harriers who won the 2013 race in a time of 54.07. Rebecca Davies of Wye Valley Runners holds the ladies course record with a time of 68.57.
The race also hosts the Herefordshire 10 Mile County Championships.
A 46 mile race over 2 laps of mixed terrain. This race is very welcoming to those trying their first ultra-marathon. The terrain is a mixture of canal path, forest track, mountain paths and only a small amount of tarmac. It's in Wales in November though, so there will be weather!
Coming up to the 4th year of its regeneration, and its 28th running, the Offa’s Dyke 15 will be back in 2018.
In case you missed the history first time around, for 25 years between the years 1977 and 2001 it was THE off-road race to do, with runners coming from all over the country (and abroad) to complete this beautiful but challenging race. Foot and mouth caused its cancellation in 2002 and following this the race organisers were unable to get momentum back to re-start this popular race.
More details and entries https://www.tempoevents.co.uk/events/offas-dyke-15/
Challenging off road race including the famous Crocodile steps. Celebrating it's 20th year this year having been started by our very own Paddy Nugent. A great day out with races for kids and lots for them to do afterwards.
You can enter here https://www.entrycentral.com/form/108129
The Fountain 5 – A challenging trail race in the beautiful Forest of Dean.
Canicross race at 7.00pm
Main Race (minimum age 16) at 7.15pm
Entry includes a free drink (beer, cider or soft drink) at the Fountain Inn.
BBQ available after the race.
£10.00 non affiliated
+ £2.00 entry on the day, if race limit is not reached.
Sugar Loaf (*) AS 8km/444m 5miles/1455ft PM/LK/NS
Details: 2.00 pm £4.00 on day only
Venue: The Crown, Pantygelli, nr Abergavenny (GR SO 302179)
Limited parking car share if possible please
Age limit: Over 16
Records: A Davies 41.53 2014 A Leck 48.14 2014
Organiser: Douglas Adlam 01275 391345 07950 106886 email@example.com 14 Blackcurrant Drive Long Ashton Bristol BS41 9FP
Fan Fawr (*) AS 3.2km/305m 2miles/1000ft ER/LK/NS
Details: 2.00 pm Still £1.00 - the best value race in Wales! Teams free
Venue: Lay-by opposite Storey Arms on A470 Merthyr-Brecon road (GR SO983204)
Toilets 0.5 miles south on A470. No safety pins.
Age limit: Over 16
Records: Graham Patten 16.02 1991 Jill Teague 19.16 1991
Organiser: Peter Ryder 01443 775389 firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Station Street Treherbert CF42 5HT