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Race on the Chase

Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Wiltshire

Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, UK

Sun 04th October 2020

Starting at 09:00

3 races

£23.00 - £40.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Due to the Corona virus situation we have had to make many adaptations to the way we run our events. Social distancing, staggered start times, and a lack of refreshments are but some of the policies we have had to adopt to ensure safety for all our competitors and volunteers. Further details will be passed on to competitors as the event draws closer.

We ask you to give your predicted time for your race. This will help us to band runners so the minimum amount of passing takes place on the course.

The 10k will start will take place between 09.00 and 09.45, the HM between 09.45 and10.30 and the full marathon between 10.30 and 11.15. We will split each race into bands and notify you by email as to which band you are in prior to the event. We need the start to run as smoothly as possible, and also minimise the number of people waiting for the off, so its important we stick rididly to our schedule.

C-19 PLAN
Tricounties Trail Running has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

A wonderful trail running event just South of Salisbury, almost entirely off-road over beautiful unspoilt countryside along well marked routes. Undulating downland is the key feature, following ancient tracks, grassy field margins, shady woodland paths and the ancient turf of Martin Down nature reserve. Trail running heaven. A choice of 10k, Half Marathon and full Marathon courses, all Covid 19 secure, ensuring you have a safe day.

Races

  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £23.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.00 CLOSED

Book

  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £23.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Every finisher will receive a beautiful medal

The first 3 in each event (male and female) will receive a trophy.

Location

Tenantry Farms, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Salisbury
SP6 3PB

Parking

Ample car parking, loos and refreshments are all at the start area, the old dairy.

Other Information

The event will comply with Covid-19 regulations for events, and social distancing will be at the fore of our plans throughout.

The 10k will start will be between 09.00 and 09.45, the HM between 09.45 and10.30 and the full marathon between 10.30 and 11.15.

We ask you to give your predicted time for your race. This will help us to band runners so the minimum amount of passing takes place on the course.

Reviews (9)

Abi

·8 months ago

Brilliant, much needed fun. This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure to Run one of Mike’s half marathons, and they have both been such fun. Low key, friendly, well organised and varied terrain. You can tell the event is tried and tested by someone who loves running, and wants their competition to reflect the best things about running- freedom and fun. Rain didn’t put us off, Covid didn’t put us off, we all just got on with it and enjoyed some much needed mud splashing! Route easy to follow and electronic timing a great update. Thank you!
KB
Kevin

·8 months ago

Tough but fair. To put my review in perspective I'm 63, quite experienced (but not a great fan of) off road events. This run = 4hrs 42mins. Rain for several days and rain on the day + quite a chill wind. Good conditions underfoot - mainly run on wide(ish) and firm, farm - track type paths. Some narrower footpaths in fields and amongst trees, some largish puddles.... it is an off road event! Hills? Nothing to make you cry or swear! Inclines more than anything; I walked on 3 desperate occasions during the event. View/surroundings: course takes you beside/through Salisbury racecourse + along a historic drovers road + Martin Down Nature Reserve + Broadchalke village. Plenty of trees(!). Efficient start and finish to this small/local non-pressured event: Car parking 1 minute from undercover registration + friendly organisers. Issued a small electronic dibber (technical term) which you dib to start and again to finish. We started when we had sorted ourselves out and received the dibber, no mass start. Loos at start + plenty of undergrowth en route. 3 or so water stations with 'bits and bobs' - 🍌, gels, water. The course is QUITE well marked - just keep your wits about you - several folk had short detours. My Garmin (and other folk) measured course at 45k.... mentally prepare for the extra distance. I wore Jajenji (Decathlon own brand) off road shoes for 'hard surfaces'. Nothing 'hard-core' required. I would (will) certainly consider this event again for next year.
Katie

·8 months ago

Into the unknown...... Wow; my first trail run and what a friendly, supportive and thoroughly enjoyable event it was. Just the challenge I needed as training for next year’s MdS; tricky underfoot, undulating, inspiring views and a great sense of achievement after 🏃🏼‍♀️💪🤪🤩.....a bit wet and windy though 🌧😂!
KB
Karen

·8 months ago

A great race on the chase. A really well organised run, staggered start times meant no big groups gathering & chips on lanyards worked really well at the start & finish. We did the 10k & it was a great route, loved it! Thank you 😊
Aston

·8 months ago

Average at best. I don't like leaving negative reviews, as I'm aware of the effect they can have on a small business, and i know 2020 has been a rough year. But if I'm honest, this wasn't a great event. Ive done probably over 100 events now as an amateur runner and this is the only time I've been left feeling underwhelmed by one. Pros + A nice route in lovely county side + The team member i met were very friendly Cons - I had to chase and chase again for my race details. It was only the night before the race at around 8pm i even knew what time i had to be there and when my slot was. I got a response after emails, messages and texts and after asking for a refund i then received my info. - The course wasn't laid out/sign posted well. I was only running the 10k so i was fine,but i saw a few people miss signs and i was shouting to help. My wife was waiting for me at the "Finish line" (I'll come back to that) and said that there had been a lot of marathon distance runners arrive who were lost and hadn't seen signs telling them where to spilt. It was all a bit of a mix up and confusing. - The "Finish Line" was a chip reader on a stick at the top of a hill. Easy to miss. And i did. It was only because a small group of people where there that shouted that id gone past it that i knew i had finished the race. No "FINISH" sign. No "100m to go" sign. All a bit bland and lacked effort or clarity. - Both my phone and my running watch tell me that i had in fact run well over 10k. And in fact i'd run 6.7 Miles. (perhaps this was just me, but i followed the flow and don't think i missed any signs personally) I know these events are seldom spot on, but i attended this for a timed 10k and i didn't really it. - The whole event lacked any atmosphere. No music, or warm ups, or.... anything? To me, thats what these events are about. If i wanted to run on my own, i could save myself the £25 entry fee and do that. - And finally, after the finish line. The medal 'Station' or what ever it would be called. I basically walked into a barn. There was a unopened bag of medals and no staff. So i stood around for a bit, ended up opening the bag to help myself to a medal, and just went home. Over all, i enjoyed the run. But its the details that make it worth attending and paying for a space at an event like this. Again, nice team (those i met) but I'm guessing there were 2, 3 staff? At the whole event? Maybe extra marshall's, a few extra signs, and play some music or something to get people going and it might be better. Did i enjoy the race? Yes. Will i return to this event? No.
MS
Maria

·8 months ago

Brilliant Event. Very well organised run,well signed all along the route.great Marshall’s. All in all a great, fun experience
Simon

·8 months ago

Definitely the way forward,. Really well organised. The timed start was a plus. My partner and I felt COVID secure from the start. This may be a great idea to put to park run or similar events. The chip on a lanyard is also a great idea.
AS
Andrew

·8 months ago

Great cross country epic. Really well organised race, friendly volunteers, beautiful countryside but brutal hills!!! Highly recommended
KH
Kate

·a year ago

New event.. The event was easy to find, the race instructions being very comprehensive. In arrival I was confused when I tried to register for the 10K as the half marathon brief was in progress at the same time which meant no one could get in to register for the 10K. Once registered it was all quick and very simple. I’d like chip timing. I paid the same for a 10K the week before and had a goody bag, medal and chip timing. Course nice, marshals at points helped, although at a couple of junctions the signage was sparse and confused colours for the different event made us stop to check we were in the right track. Finish was simple and over all a well organised event. I hope it gets bigger over the years. Thank you to all involved.
Hi Kate, thank you for your positive comments. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the event. We were so lucky with the weather. We did struggle with volunteers, so many people said they would probably be along and on the day did not, so my family and a small group of friends really worked hard on the day. Looking ahead, and with the very positive response I've had since the event, I'm certainly looking to stage more runs. Regarding chip timing, because the event was new and we only began planning in August, I was anxious to keep costs under control, so opted for the stopwatch. Best wishes, Mike
Tricounties Trail Running

Location

Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Wiltshire