Trail heaven at the Offa's Dyke 15

Challenge yourself in 2022 at Offa’s Dyke 15

The race has reverted to the original route.

The King of trail races, the Offa’s Dyke 15 is open for business and demand is high for places at this scenic and strenuous off-roader, taking place on 11 June 2022. Here is an opportunity to push yourself to your limits as you follow Offa’s Dyke path alongside the England-Wales border. 

There was no race in 2020 due to the pandemic that was then responsible for this year’s event being rerouted (and shortened to 9.1 miles) because of restrictions in Wales. Organisers Tempo Events were delighted to announce that the 2022 race has returned to its roots with the traditional 15 mile course, starting at 11am from the Clock Tower, Hay-on-Wye. 

A ‘must do’ race on every runner’s list, it is not to be undertaken lightly with tough climbs and two cut off points which participants must reach in time in order to finish. The views are stunning from the top however, and one of the hills includes the likelihood of seeing a red kite flying overhead.        

The route is a mix of trails, open fields (access granted thanks to local farmers), single-track, mud, country lanes and road and yes, hills but there is respite in the form of a two mile downhill stretch to the finish at the High School in Kington. There are four water stations along the way though runners have the option to carry their own via a race vest with more water at the finish.  

More information about the course, the cut off times and how to enter can be found at the Tempo Events website. 

This is a long established and popular race that appeals to anyone looking for a challenge in a beautiful part of the country. Don’t leave it too long to enter.   

Image courtesy of Builth & District RC.

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