Great Bentley Trail Runs are held mainly on public footpaths, fields, woods and some roads. There are also trail runs for the kids, none of which will include roads or traffic. A huge amount of time and effort is taken up by Rodger Alexander, who meticulously plans all of the courses, spending hours ‘recceing’ to make sure all of his instructions are correct. He even provides the catering. What a guy!
Dates and rules for the 2020 Trail Run Champs :-
R1 – 22 March 2020 – Mistley – 5 miles
R2 – 17 May 2020 – Alton Water – 10 miles
R3 – 21 June 2020 – Thorrington – 7 miles
R4 – 16 August 2020 – Ipswich – 13 miles
R5 – 21 October 2020 – Venue TBA – evening trail run – 5 miles
- 5 races through the year with 4 to count
- everyone to score as individuals ( but can run together )
- scoring is , fastest time 100 pts second fastest time 99 pts and so on
- ladies and men champs
- each location tba 2 weeks before each race
- T-shirt for anyone completing all 5 trail runs
Tips for the Trail Runs :-
Do not follow runners in front of you– if they get lost you get lost!
If you do not like running on your own then try run in pairs–you can have one person reading the directions and the other looking for the landmarks. Any larger numbers and you can end up carrying passengers
Even if you know the area do not presume you know where to go–focus on the direction
Learn all the abbreviations before your run– this makes it a lot easier to read the directions and saves time
Fold the direction paperwork so you read one paragraph at a time–this is so you can see on you sheet exactly were you are. Each paragraph is approximately 1 mile.
The first trail run this year is from Mistley Village Hall, Furze Hill, Shrublands Road Mistley, CO11 1HS
Great Bentley Trail Runs – Previous year’s results