Great Bentley Trail Runs

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

  1. 5 races through the year with 4 to count
  2. everyone to score as individuals ( but can run together )
  3. scoring is , fastest time 100 pts second fastest time 99 pts and so on
  4. ladies and men champs
  5. each location tba 2 weeks before each race
  6. 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

It will be approximately 5 miles and people can set off between 8.30am and 9.30am. There will be refreshments afterwards and there is ample parking at the hall. Please let Rodger know ASAP if you are coming along, so he can get the sheets ready.

Great Bentley Trail Runs – Previous year’s results