Wye Valley Trail Race
Chepstow, MonmouthshireChepstow Racecourse, Saint Lawrence Road, Chepstow, UK
Sat 03rd September 2022
We will follow government guidelines that are in place at the time of the event and this may change how the event is run. Mass starts, group starts and so on, may be able to happen. Below is a race plan based on current guidelines:
Race briefings will be done via a video link.
The event HQ (Chepstow race course) is huge and social distancing can be easily maintained.
Sanitising stations will be made available.
Masks are worn by runners and staff.
Runners are sent a pre recorded video in the week leading up to the event which details the health and safety aspects of the event and route.
Runners are set off individually at 10 second intervals, rather than a mass start.
Runners will carry their own water bottles.
After the start runners can remove their mask, if they so wish.
This minimises any crowding and limits it to 1:1 at maximum.
This route epitomises the Wye Valley trails in every way, rolling forest trails, stunning views, historic landmarks and a mix of technical ascents / descents, open fields and views across the Severn estuary and River Wye.
See below for full details and to see what is included in the entry fee.
*** Re-Scheduled date from 5th September 2020 ***
Free race parking (onsite) and hospitality at Chepstow race course.
Fully arrow marked route.
Free race photos for all.
Race timing and results.
No cut off time.
Medals and prizes for all.
Three feed / water stations on route.
Partnered with the Forestry Commission England – donations being made per entrant.
Medical and event support.
Physio support (if needed).
Post race massage – donation towards cost of equipment (recommended minimum £5).
The parking is free of charge and the start / finish line is just across the road.
The route starts off on a wide, downhill tarmac track that then goes uphill into woodland before looping around the outside of the race course in full view of the grandstand and viewing area of the bar. After 2 km the route goes onto technical single track joining the Wye Valley Walk and even goes through a cave…… There are some steep sides to the edges of the path here and care will need to be taken.
The route heads uphill towards Eagles Nest above Wyndcliff before going along the ridge and dropping down into Tintern and a stunning view of the Abbey.
Here the route crosses the river Wye for the first time and heads uphill on single track and then a wider forest track before joining the famous Offas Dyke path. At this point you’ll be in and out of the trees and woodland with magnificent views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridges. The route here is a mix of fields, tracks and woodlands passing some very impressive houses.
The route drops down hill into Chepstow town, across the river Wye for a second time and heads up past Chepstow Castle. You climb up through the town before joining back onto single track and out to views across Chepstow before looping back around for the final 2 km back onto the race course and to the finish line.
Suitable off road running shoes
Running clothes, suitable for the weather
A windproof jacket
A fully charged mobile phone with the race director’s number stored
A change of clothes
A water bottle to be used when running
£10 for emergencies
Enthusiam for a challenge!
Meet at 8:45 am on Saturday 3rd September 2022
Registration opens at 8:45 am
Safety briefing at 9:40 am
Race starts at 10 am
- Toilets and bag drop are to be found at the race course
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