9 Feb

Tearing Up The Road And Trail

Raceways Mad Dash Race
It’s time to get the adrenaline pumping this weekend (10-11 February) as events unfold at Warwick and Gloucestershire. Go full out on the roads at Moreton Morrell on Saturday or face mud and a rope-assisted climb at Dursley on Sunday. A difficult decision to make...

The energy levels will rise on Saturday at the Raceways Mad Dash 10K, 20K and a free, Kids Fun Run. These races are held in an attractive location and start and finish at the Moreton Morrell Centre, Warwickshire College. The organisers are keen supporters of Kids Run Free and all their events fundraise for this charity. 
 
There is a choice of one lap for the 10K and two laps for the 20K and both routes involve a downhill section early on then a meander along country lanes through the villages of Ashorne and Newbold Pacey. There is a hill at 6K but apart from that the route is flat and passes through scenic countryside. Everyone who finishes gets a medal and post-race snack to refuel with.  
 
We stay fully alert on Sunday for the Dursley Dozen. Now in its 29th year, this is billed as one of the hardest multi-terrain races going and it is a toughie as you might imagine. Runners face 12 miles of woodland, open country, hills, mud, roads, even more mud and rock. There is a steep, 200-metre road section at the beginning followed by several ascents and descents with the best saved for last – ‘The Precipice’, a steep climb for which ropes are provided. It is organised by Dursley Running Club who will present a technical t-shirt to every survivor, sorry, finisher. 
 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.
 
Photo courtesy of Raceways Events.