Smiles through the pain at the Hooky 6 Road Race

Hotfoot it for the Hooky 6

Places likely to be snapped up for this friendly, welcoming race.

Hold onto your hats (or running shoes!) as the Hooky 6 is back on 7 August with its undulating, scenic course, supportive locals and bottles of beer as prizes. Get ready as entries open Sunday 1 May at 4pm.

One of two races from Hook Norton Harriers, the other their Christmas Canter, the Hooky 6 is one to put in your diary as this event has something to offer every runner - whether a novice or an experienced club athlete. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run for youngsters. 

Well organised and marshalled, it starts and finishes at Hook Norton Social Club and involves two laps of an undulating (or some may say a hilly course) on country lanes around the village of Hook Norton. Expect claps and cheers from the residents and take in the views of the surrounding countryside as the village lies close to the Cotswold Hills. This village is also home to the Hook Norton brewery. 

Runners can look forward to a t-shirt, goody bag, tea, coffee and cake at the finish.  

The perennial question is what will the weather be like? The race is held in August so it could be hot and sunny and a heatwave is a distinct possibility. There are water stations on the course but it’s a good idea to be well hydrated before you start. 

Keep an eye on the Hook Norton Harriers website and register as soon as entries go live. Once they’re gone, they’re gone...

Photo by Barry Cornelius. 

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