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Gazelle in Dorchester (10k, Half Marathon) Gazelle in Dorchester (10k, Half Marathon) Gazelle in Dorchester (10k, Half Marathon)

Gazelle in Dorchester (10k, Half Marathon)

4.0 · 1 review

Dorchester, Dorset

DT1 2AB Alington Road, Dorchester, United Kingdom

Sun 22nd May 2022 - Sun 5th June 2022

Starting at 08:00

2 races

£16.00

Organiser's Description

Flying Gazelle Dorchester Trail 10km (6.2 miles) and Half (13.1 miles). Two weeks to run either or both the routes. This is not a mass-participation start event. Every runner will run the same route, but have the flexibility to complete it within a 2 week window (22nd May to 5th June)

This trail course was created and run by Neil. Both trail route starts and finishes at Max Gate, a national Trust site located in Dorset. This atmospheric Victorian home was designed by the famous writer Thomas Hardy . From outside of Max Gate where parking is free, you simply cross the road and enter a breadth of public trail. You follow the Hardy Way signposted trail through undulated countryside with stunning views and farm life.

Off the Hardy Way you take a turn which is signposted onto the Jubilee Way Trail. The Jubilee Way is a 90 mile (145km) walk across Dorset from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border to Bokerley Dyke on the Hampshire border. The trail winds through quiet villages, passing rural churches and offers extensive views of the rolling downs and secret valleys which make Dorset so special. It was created by the Dorset Area Ramblers’ Association in 1995 to celebrate sixty years of its founding.

Once you get to the end of the Jubilee Trail you are at the highest point elevation-wise on the route and it’s time to turn around (for the 10k route) and head back to Max Gate. Before you turn back though, the halfway point on the route places you next to the Came Down Golf Club, which is rich in history as it was founded in 1896 and was the birthplace of the Ryder Cup. The half marathon route does some more exploring before turning back.

This route is full of history, beautiful scenery, and challenging at the same time with undulating elevation, gravel paths and some technical trail. Enjoy running and remember to take pics!

Course details:
Distance: 6.9 miles (11.1km, we know it is a bit longer than a 10k...)
Elevation: 784ft (238 metres)
Terrain: Bridleways, gravel path, grass, forest path
Shoes: Recommended light trail shoes, but you could get away with road shoes

Half Marathon:
Distance 13.1 miles
Elevation: Approx. 1100ft
Terrain: Bridleways, gravel path, grass, forest path, pavement
Shoes: Recommended light trail shoes, but you could get away with road shoes

What you will get:
- Race pack including downloadable GPX file, full map with instructions, and gallery of route
- Bespoke Flying Gazelle Finishers Medal
- Branded neck gaiter/buff/snood
- Certificate of completion
- Entry into the Flying Gazelle online results Dorchester 10k and half trail table
- Placement data including overall position for time, age-group, and gender
- Prizes for podium finishers

Races

  • Gazelle in Dorchester Trail 10k

    £16.00

    Trail

    CLOSED
  • Gazelle in Dorchester Trail Half Marathon

    £16.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Gazelle in Dorchester Trail 10k

    £16.00

    Trail

    CLOSED
  • Gazelle in Dorchester Trail Half Marathon

    £16.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

What you will get:

- Racepack including downloadable GPX file, full map with instructions, and gallery of route
- Bespoke Flying Gazelle Finishers Medal
- Branded neck gaiter/buff/snood
- Certificate of completion
- Entry into the Flying Gazelle online results Dorchester 10k and half marathon trail table
- Placement data including overall position for time, age-group, and gender
- Prizes for podium finishers

  • Bespoke medal
  • Prizes
  • Stunning scenery
  • Awesome route

Parking

Free road parking near the start point.

Course Details

This trail course was created and run by Neil. Both trail route starts and finishes at Max Gate, a national Trust site located in Dorset. This atmospheric Victorian home was designed by the famous writer Thomas Hardy . From outside of Max Gate where parking is free, you simply cross the road and enter a breadth of public trail. You follow the Hardy Way signposted trail through undulated countryside with stunning views and farm life.

Off the Hardy Way you take a turn which is signposted onto the Jubilee Way Trail. The Jubilee Way is a 90 mile (145km) walk across Dorset from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border to Bokerley Dyke on the Hampshire border. The trail winds through quiet villages, passing rural churches and offers extensive views of the rolling downs and secret valleys which make Dorset so special. It was created by the Dorset Area Ramblers’ Association in 1995 to celebrate sixty years of its founding.

Once you get to the end of the Jubilee Trail you are at the highest point elevation-wise on the route and it’s time to turn around (for the 10k route) and head back to Max Gate. Before you turn back though, the halfway point on the route places you next to the Came Down Golf Club, which is rich in history as it was founded in 1896 and was the birthplace of the Ryder Cup. The half marathon route does some more exploring before turning back.

This route is full of history, beautiful scenery, and challenging at the same time with undulating elevation, gravel paths and some technical trail. Enjoy running and remember to take pics!

Course details:
Distance: 6.9 miles (11.1km, we know it is a bit longer than a 10k...)
Elevation: 784ft (238 metres)
Terrain: Bridleways, gravel path, grass, forest path
Shoes: Recommended light trail shoes, but you could get away with road shoes

Half Marathon:
Distance 13.1 miles
Elevation: Approx 1100ft
Terrain: Bridleways, gravel path, grass, forest path, pavement
Shoes: Recommended light trail shoes, but you could get away with road shoes

Race submission

Once complete, send evidence of your run to [email protected]

Reviews

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2 reviews

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Daniel

·3 months ago

Really enjoyable scenic route, challenging steep climbs and rutted underfoot. Coming from mostly running on the road it was eye opening. Slight confusion on my part on the route, but was my first time running from a gpx file on my garmin. Looking forward to the next one
LA
Liz

·4 months ago

Excellent trail, bit of road. Course instructions are not bad, but still missed a turn on trail. Think a sign post was over grown.

Location

Dorchester, Dorset

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