The race begins with a steep ascent before flattening out in woodland, with an ”undulating” final mile! The ground is very uneven and underfoot conditions can be slippery, so care should be taken at all times and appropriate footwear worn.
Unfortunately, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, bicycles, pushchairs or prams, owing to the hilly and uneven terrain. The layout of the course also prohibits participation by walkers or runners with dogs. Under UKA rules, headphones are not permitted. Race officials may disqualify any runner that ignores this rule.
Times: Main Race starts at 11am. Please assemble at 10:50.
2K Fun Run starts at 11:05am (please assemble after main race has started) - suggested minimum donation £3. No pushchairs please.
Parking: Free off-road parking next to the start (donations welcome). Please do not park on the road or in the Parish Car Park, as this could delay access for emergency services
Prizes: 1st three males, 1st three females, 1st M40+, M50+, M60+, W35+, W45+, W55+ (prizes will be awarded to the first person in or above an age category), 1st Villager (resident of HBT/Ibthorpe). King & Queen of the hill. Technical T-Shirt for all advance entries. T-shirts distributed on a first-come-first-served basis for late entries. Medals and t-shirts for finishers in the Fun Run
Presentations: At the George&Dragon as close to 12:30 as possible. There will be a race day BBQ at the pub.
Facilities: Toilets, changing rooms, showers, first aid, baggage storage and refreshments within the finish area. Square One will also be offering free pre- and post-race massages
Results: Will be posted on this website within one week and emailed to all runners that have provided their email address.
Photos: Any photos taken during the event, may be used to publicise future events. If you do not wish your picture to be used, please inform the organiser by email at: Hurstbourne5@yahoo.com
From M4 J13, take A34 South towards Newbury. At the fork, keep right and continue South on the A34 for approx. 8 miles, then take Wash Common exit. Follow A343 West through Highclere, then after approx. 7 miles enter Hurstbourne Tarrant. Turn left before the George & Dragon pub, towards Stoke. The car park is 300 yards on the right and will be well signposted.
From M3 J9, take A34 North towards Newbury until the Wash Common exit, then follow directions above.
From Andover, take A343 towards Newbury. After approx. 5 miles, enter Hurstbourne Tarrant and turn right at the George & Dragon pub, then follow directions above.
- Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Hall