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 2019 Trail Run Champs :-
Venues and distances to be decided
R1 – 31 March 2019 – Ramsey 7 miles
R2 – 19 May 2019 – Brantham – 5 miles
R3 – 23 June 2019 – Capel St Mary – 10 miles
R4 – 18 August 2019 – Great Horkesley – 13 miles
R5 – 23 October 2019 – Great Bentley – 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
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 5th and final trail run of the series will be a nice little 5 miler from Great Bentley Village Hall CO7 8LW, with groups able to leave the village hall from 19.00-19-45hrs. This is an evening trail run, so a headtorch and Hi Vis are a must. As usual refreshments will be provided after, please let us know if you are coming to enable enough sheets to be printed. Thanks
Great Bentley Trail Runs – Previous year’s results