Blakedown Bolt

Bolt, BBQ & Beer!

This tough event rewards participants with a post-race BBQ and bar...

If you like to be challenged by an event rather than chasing PBs then this West Midlands event should be 'bolted' onto your 'must run' list! The Blakedown Bolt takes place around scenic country lanes of Worcestershire and in 2024 will be staged on 21 June. 

Organisers say: "If you haven’t already been initiated into the Bolt, we should warn you that you probably won’t be setting any personal bests at this event. It’s a tough course; there are hills, stiles and pinch points, as well as fab views, a water crossing and a wide variety of fields, woods and paths. All the quirky things in fact that make this one of the best-loved and most memorable 10K events in the West Midlands."

Runners will enjoy a route through beautiful Worcestershire countryside, taking in farmland and woodland, making a loop around Mount Segg.

All finishers receive a unique Blakedown Bolt memento, which is a genuine nut and bolt. Organisers say: "We chose this to be a little different to other events, and to reflect the traditional forging and toolmaking industry that began locally in the 1700s."

The fun doesn't end when the race finishes as there’s a licensed bar, refreshments and a BBQ from 6.30pm. The event is organised to raise money for charity with profits going to local sporting-related causes.

In 2023 over 250 runners took part with Robert Meredith claiming victory in 36:07. First female was Sophie Wood of Sale Harriers in a time of 38:56.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Blakedown Bolt website.

Image: Blakedown Bolt Facebook

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