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The Hard Yard

New Alresford, Hampshire

SO24 9TX B3046, New Alresford, United Kingdom

Sat 26th February 2022

Starting at 10:00

1 race

£27.00

Organiser's Description

This is a top-quality route through private woodlands & farmland. Made up of byways and some fast single-track trails, you'll be running along 10 miles of trails and sections that have been left to nature promoting biodiversity.

The highest point is Bugmore Hill at 176m of elevation you'll want to catch your breath and admire the 180-degree view towards the South Downs before continuing on to Godsfield Copse. You’ll be running on both public and private access land courtesy of Chilton Manor Farm and getting the chance to enjoy little known, private trails and the final 200m to the finish is spectacular, you won't want to miss it.

The trails – this is a challenging route and with the February weather sometimes bringing its own challenges, snow, ice or freezing rain and always plenty of mud!

We are EXCITED, this is what XC is all about!

Races

  • 10mile Trail Race

    £27.00

    Private Woodlands, Farmland and Public Trails

    CLOSED

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  • 10mile Trail Race

    £27.00

    Private Woodlands, Farmland and Public Trails

    CLOSED

What's Included

Cracking route in rural Hampshire, with both private and public trails this is a unique event and route. The venue, Chilton Manor Farm is home to The Yard Cafe, that oozes rustic charm and great cakes and coffee. The event ticket includes a £2 admin fee, on the day there is event registration to collect race bib & a timing chip. Results are on a live leaderboard on the Blended Trails website, there will be music, food, some shelter, facilities, medics, marshalls, race director, tail runner, finisher medals and prizes from Alton Sports. Event T shirts will be available online for purchase, parking is on site with £5 payable to our co-hosts Chilton Manor Farm.

  • Unique access to Private trails
  • Free event photography
  • On site Cafe
  • Bespoke finisher medals
  • Spot goodie bags
  • Age Category prizes

Parking

Parking is available on site, £5 on the gate on the day to Chilton Manor Farm our co-hosts. Marshalls will show you the way, it's a couple of min walk to the event registration and start.

Location

Chilton Manor Farm
We are delighted to be co-hosting The Hard Yard with Chilton Manor Farm. The farm comprises of 80 acres of ancient woodland, 200 acres of permanent pasture and around 800 acres is farmed as arable crop growing winter wheat, spring barley, oil seed rape & oats.

It provides a rich natural habitat for a wide variety of animals and insects and strives to maintain its biodiversity by focusing on environmental measures to complement crop production such as encouraging wild flower meadows and field margins.

The farm provides the perfect venue for the race, everything is catered for including an uber cool cafe The Yard. You’ll have everything you need for a pre race coffee or a post race cake, along with other delights.

Course Details

This is a top-quality route through private woodlands & farmland. Made up of byways and some fast single-track trails, you'll be running along 10 miles of trails and sections that have been left to nature promoting biodiversity.

The highest point is Bugmore Hill at 176m of elevation you'll want to catch your breath and admire the 180-degree view towards the South Downs before continuing on to Godsfield Copse. You’ll be running on both public and private access land courtesy of Chilton Manor Farm and getting the chance to enjoy little known, private trails and the final 200m to the finish is spectacular, you won't want to miss it.

The trails – this is a challenging route and is guaranteed to be rewarding to all.

on the day

Event registration will open at 8am with a race start of 10am. There will be a race cut off time of 12.30 and a tail runner to reassure you we’ve got your back throughout.

Event marshalls will help you into the venue, at the venue and direct you on key places on the route.

The route will be marked with plenty of unique Blended Trails signs, you’ll defintely know the way!

the route

This trail is packed with variety, twists, turns and climbs... yes, we have a hilly route for you to get stuck into. With 209m of elevation and coming in around 17km, you'll be getting your money's worth (yes it's a smidge over 10 miles at 10.56miles) and if the sun shines there will be fantastic views to boot

  • Please do not run this route in advance of race day, it uses private land that requires permission to access.
The route via Strava

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