Two Autumn Challenges at Ranscombe!
In fact the course is so pretty we thought we'd give you the opportunity to savour it for even longer – these events has a time limit of eight hours to run as many of the 3.74 - 4.37 mile loops as you wish! On the Saturday we'll have the Classic "Green Route" with the added out and back towards Darnley. It'll be mid November so hopefully it will be dry and the colours in their autumn finest! The Sunday will be the "Red Route" slightly flatter 3.74 mile loops, but it's all relative, definately still quite hilly!
On the Saturday we'll have our Autumn Challenge and on Sunday we'll have a Lucky Dip at a reduced entry fee. The medals for Sunday will be either from our box of random Ranscombe medals or from SVN events that we've got left over and no particular plans to use again (especially the S(axons), V(ikings) and N(ormans) series (we're planning on a new set for 2021...))
It's a challenging trail run on the North Downs (in fact a part of the route is on the North Downs Way) on a mixture of single track, wide double track through fields and woodland. There are some lovely views and whilst there are some hills there are also some very runnable downhills also!
One of the Ranscombe Medals for 2020
The Four Seasons of Ranscombe Medal Set for 2020 & 2021
(2021 will be slightly different colours)
We'll have a well stocked aid station, a unique custom made medal and a goody bag that actually contains goodies will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it. (But it is on chalk downlands so does drain pretty well if it has rained!)
Having completed lots of marathons we believe we know what it takes to put on an enjoyable marathon for the fit, the dedicated and the hardcore long distance runners. And for those, like ourselves, who fit none of those categories, we'll do our best to get you round! We put on marathons run exactly the way we wish they were all run - low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners.
For this race we're the guests of the Ranscombe Farm Reserve, who exist to maintain this corner of England as a haven for wild flowers to flourish in. They are the flagship reserve for the charity Plantlife International , speaking up for wild plants!
It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Trust in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Trust to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.
Please explore the race and consider joining us!