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The Watership Down Run

12th Jul 2020

Organiser Contact

James Cairns
Address: Field Gate Dr, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5SQ, UK
Tel: Landline: +447557161443Mobile: +447557161443
Link / Email: watershipdownrun@yahoo.com
Website: http://The Watership Down Run
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Further information

The Multi Terrain Watership Down 10k and 5k Charity Race starts and finishes in the quiet picturesque Hampshire village of Kingsclere. rnThe village is situated between Newbury and Basingstoke on the A339 allowing good access from both the M4 and M3 motorways.rnThere will be 2 parking areas for the race with each of the locations less than a 10 minute gentle stroll to the start/finish line. rnFrom the start of the race at the Fieldgate Centre, a short road section quickly leads into paths and open tracks. After about 700 metres the 5k and 10k routes separate with the 10k following a long flat path along one of the gallops horse training routes followed by a short but steep climb up to the ridgeway of White Hill. After a short off road grass section that allows the runners unobstructed views across Hampshire, West Berkshire and Watership Down the route joins the historical Wayfarers Path and he memorial to Richards Adams (the author). After a short distance the route heads back down from the ridge through a farm to join the 5k route. rnAfter running through a small wood with open glades both the 5k and 10k route leads to a flat long straight picturesque run second gallops race horse training area of the world famous Park House Racing Stables. At the end of this straight, the route joins a small quite private road before crossing Winchester Road and passing through Gaily Mill. Runners have an option to track for a short time through the stream by the abandoned Mill or along the narrow footpath before heading up and returning to the finish at the Fieldgate Centre.

Where and When

Venue: Kingsclere House, Foxs Ln, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5SL, UK
Date: 12th Jul 2020
Time: 10:30
Cost: Affiliated Fee: 13. Unaffiliated Fee: 15.

Course details

Extent: 10 Kilometres
Admits: Runners and Walkers
Course: Linear
Silhouette: 215 Metres climb
Underfoot: The Multi Terrain Watership Down Run starts at the Fieldgate Centre, a short road section quickly leads into paths and open tracks. After about 700 m
Navigation: Signposted and Marshalled