Buff Joust 24hr
The Buff Joust 24hr and 12hr (new for 2020) are off road races suitable for teams and solo runners. Camping is available around the race start location at Top Barn Camp Site, Holt Heath. The race will be run over a 5.56 mile loop following parts of the Severn Way, along the River to Grimley, then returning to the campsite through a mixture of fields, footpaths and very quiet lanes. The course is easily navigable and relatively flat.
Also Kiddies Joust - run/walk/jog over a 1 hour period.
All competitors, both J24 and J12 can arrive on Friday night or Saturday morning to set up their tents. Please note – your tent pitch is included within your entry fee. You may also hire one of our “SOLO” tents to save the bother of bringing your own.
J24 Solo Runners – will start at 12:00 Saturday, and will proceed to run as many laps as they can in 24 hours. The Soloists have preferential camping pitches which are very close to the course itself. They will also be allowed to have a support crew should they wish, although separate pitch costs must be purchased as the race entries only include those individuals.
J12 Solo Runners – will start at 9:00 on the Saturday, 3 hours before the J24 competitors start and will conclude at 21:00 giving a race duration of 12 hours.
The J12 is a new event for 2020. The event is only for competitors wishing to achieve the accolade of completing 50 miles within a twelve hour period. In order to achieve this accolade you must have completed the 50 miles before 21:00. Once you have completed the 50 miles you have finished your race. For entrants who are concerned about pacing, we have “Time Lord” duties on the day, who will complete the 50 miles within the allotted 12 hours, to include a short period of time after each lap for refreshments / toilet breaks. So if you are concerned about your timing just tag along. The J12 will also have the benefit of a unique medal for competitors successfully completing the J12 Challange.
Kiddies Joust – Run/walk/jog over a 1 hour period. Enter as a single entrant and we will add you to a team. The Kiddies Joust will be Saturday afternoon only (14:00 – 15:00). Each team member can run/walk/jog as little or as much of the course as they like. For each lap run the kids will collect a ‘lap band’. Once they have finished running we just add up the lap bands to confirm distance run. The course is set up in the second camping field which is very safe and everybody is clearly in view at all times*. Due to the Kiddies medals being the same quality as the main event (only smaller) it is imperative that places are booked early to ensure medal availability. * All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times whilst they take part.
All J24 entries booked before 1 August 2020 will receive a J24 medal and a Joust T-Shirt. Late entries after that date may receive a standard URL medal and t-shirt.
All J12 entries booked before 1 August 2020 will receive a Joust T-Shirt. Successful finishers will also receive a J12 Medal. Late entries after that date may receive a standard URL medal and t-shirt.
There are also Trophies in various categories
Top Barn Camp Site, Holt Heath, Worcester WR6 6NH
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