On a high at the Beckbury Trail race

Trail and a bit more at Beckbury

The course is now 6.2 miles in distance.

A favourite with off-road fans in Shropshire, the Beckbury Trail returns on Sunday 21 November with a longer course in response to feedback. The organisers Lawley RC have added a little extra to the existing distance of 5.6 miles which makes for a nice, round 10K.

November can be a mixed bag in terms of weather, ranging from cold and bright to wind and rain – the latter resulting in mud and slippery terrain underfoot. Trail shoes are recommended in this situation.  

It starts at 11am from Beckbury with the additional distance designed to keep runners spaced apart before they reach the narrow parts of the course. Any hold ups are likely to be short lived and there is always a good camaraderie between runners as they tackle the hills, descents and mud!  

The race is held on a well marked, figure of eight route on trails apart from a small section of road and includes a water station at the half way point. Supportive marshals and local people keep everyone going as they run through the villages of Badger, Higford and Stableford followed by a downhill dash to the finish. The route is described as ‘beautiful’ and one that many people would run again.

An eye-catching medal, water and goody bag is the finisher's reward for their efforts. 

It sounds too good to miss and especially at the new 10K distance. To enter, visit the Lawley RC website. 

Image courtesy of Beckbury Trail. 

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