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Jul 22, 2017

Posted by: AnthonyH


Well done to everyone who ran the last 5x5x5 last Thursday. I was pleased to get there in time to watch. Bob, Louise and the rest of the team did an excellent job and enabled us to raise a further £152 towards the running track.

19 people have already run at least 3 of these events and will get one of our super medals designed and made by our own Gary McAlister if they complete 4 of these races.

The next and last for the year will be in September on Thursday 14th.

If you would like us to repeat these events next year please let me know.

Off Road Race Series 2017.

The last four events have now been announced and are:

  1. The Marshfield Mudlark - Marshfield - Sunday, 8th October
  2. The Wickstead Wander - Highworth - Sunday, 5th November
  3. The Roundway Revenge - Devizes - Saturday, 18th November
  4. Tri-Counties XC Championships - Bath University - Sunday, 10th December

These events be the same races as those for the Wiltshire Off Road League for the period September to December 2017

These events were chosen by the Wiltshire Athletic Association and they have unfortunately created a clash with our own “Over the Hills” on 5th November, but don't worry, only five of the six events will count towards the Championship.

The BernCol Relay

On Thursday evening, 17th August, from our Bradford clubhouse we are once again holding the BernCol relay.

Bernie Hobbs and Colin Williamson started this event many years ago and it's popularity has kept it going. Thanks Bernie and Colin.

Of course we will be offering Chips at the end.

Teams are picked at random on the night. Members are seeded and placed into 3 groups. Mixed teams of 3 are picked - one from each group.

Be there at 7pm as usual.

Here is a list of recommended events for the next five weeks:

Don't forget many of these races are now filling up fast, so get your entry in early, so in some cases I have selected a choice of two events the same day.

Sunday, 23rd July
Bath Running Festival
Multi terrain held at Bath University – if you don't want to race, do come and cheer on our colleagues.

Sunday, 30th July
Magor 10K
The Magor 10k is probably the flattest and fastest road 10k in Wales. If you're looking for a 10k PB this is the place to get it! The course is all on scenic country lanes and suits both experienced and beginner runners alike. There is free car parking onsite, changing and shower facilities and a licensed bar.

Wednesday, 2nd August
The Bustard 5 mile
Road Championship event

Sunday, 6th August
Sturminster Newton Half Marathon
The race will start at 10.30am from Station Road (DT10 1BB) in Sturminster Newton, North Dorset and the route follows country lanes in and around Sturminster Newton. As well as the half marathon there will be a 5K race, open to anyone aged 13 and over.

Tuesday, 8th August
Heddington Race - Sold out in 24 hours, but you might be able to enter on the day.
Road Championship event

Sunday, 13th August
Salisbury 54321 Trail Marathon
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
Multi terrain

Sunday, 20th August
Two Tunnels 10K
A very popular event organised by Relish Running
Multi terrain

Sunday, 27th August
The Flying Monk 10K
The race starts and finishes at Malmesbury Football Club and there will be a Bar and BBQ at the finish location. Also on the day Petticoat Lane is held and is a great event to stay around for.
Multi terrain

Sunday, 3rd September
Oldbury 10 mile
This is a fast flat road race and we’re doing what we can to help you to put down a fast time with chip timing. It starts and finishes at Oldbury Power Station.

Sunday, 10th September
Chippenham Half Marathon
Road Championship event

Thursday, 14th September
The last of the series
Will this take place again next year?


Don't forget, there is always a club run from Pound Lane each Sunday starting at 09:30.

Uphill to Wells relay.

Let me know if yoy would like to be part of a team for this wonderful event which starts on the beach near Weston super Mare and finishes in front of a great crowd in front of Wells Cathedral.

Happy Running

Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary