Race on the Chase
Inaugural 10k and half marathon trail event, with 99% off-road. The 10k and half share a common route for the first and last couple of miles, following farm tracks, bridle ways and a minimal section of tarmac. Aid stations will be provided with drinks and snacks. The terrain is gently undulating, with a couple of good hills just to remind you it’s not all plain sailing!
Sorry no dogs or Buggies etc. We welcome walkers who may just wish to enjoy the scenery and are very much hoping that first timers decide to give it a go at what will no doubt be a friendly and inspiring event.
Medals and a hero’s welcome will be waiting for you at the end of the iconic avenue finishing straight. Participants should be 18 or over on the day of the event.
NB - This will be a cupless event, and runners will need to bring a suitable receptacle with them.
Ample car parking, loos and refreshments are all at the start area, the old dairy.
Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge SP6 3PB, UK
Registration is from 8am for both races. The half marathon starts at 9.30am and the 10k at 10am. A short briefing will be given 5 minutes before the start of each race. Race numbers will be issued on the day.
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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.
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