Running through muddy fields at the Clipston Trail Half Marathon

Roll up for the Clipston Trail Half

Get ready to climb in the country at this picturesque race.

There is nothing like 13.1 miles (ish) on an undulating course in scenic Northamptonshire for boosting one’s physical and mental health whilst providing a challenge. The Clipston Trail Half Marathon will deliver this for the third time on Sunday 26 September to runners of all abilities.    

A joint venture between Clipston Recreation Field Trust and Race Harborough, the half marathon takes place in an attractive part of the world with hills and homemade cake to look forward to. There's always a friendly atmosphere and a sense of all being in it together as participants tackle fields, bridleways, footpaths and a small amount of road as the climbing starts right from the off! 

The Clipston Recreation Field Trust is a charity which owns the playing fields in the area and is responsible for their upkeep. These fields are used for tennis and football; there is new play equipment for children and for adults set amongst woodland popular with walkers and there's even a forest preschool. All proceeds from the race go to the charity for maintenance and development, enabling people of all ages to continue using the facilities.

The half marathon starts at 9am from Clipston Recreation Ground and whilst there is no time limit, participants are expected to finish within three and a half hours.

There are trophies for the top three men and women and age group winners: medals for all finishers and even better....homemade cake courtesy of Alison Morley and Clipston W.I. Cake and a hot or cold drink being the perfect end to a tough and enjoyable day’s racing.

If this has whetted the appetite, visit the Race Harborough website for more details and enter the
Clipston Trail Half.

Image courtesy of Race Harborough.


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