This weekend’s (18-19 February) race schedule is lookimng strong with something to suit everyone, from XC to an ultra. Not forgetting three newcomers to the list.
On Saturday, we have two races from opposite ends of the mileage spectrum. For those who like a short, threshold pace run there is Cheltenham and County H at Pittville Park, the fourth race in the Gloucestershire Cross Country League. However, if the objective is going further via multiple laps there is the 9Bar Winter Railway Ultra in Coalport, Telford. Organised by How Hard Can It Be Events, runners aim to complete as many out and back laps (9.4 miles) on a disused railway line between Ironbridge and Bridgnorth.
Moving into Sunday with road and trail races. There is the Tempo Events Winter 10K - Race 5, the last in the series and held in Shipston on Stour in the Cotswolds. Runners who complete all five races will win a Tempo Events hoody!
Up to Staffordshire and the Rugeley 10, a hilly road race with scenic views of the surrounding area. Then the first of our three new races, the Potteries 10-miler that starts and finishes from the Bet365 Stadium, home to Stoke City FC.
Our second and third new races are organised by Wellingborough & District AC. The Welly Trail 10K and Half Marathon take place at Castle Ashby House in Northampton with a 9.30am start. The Welly Trail Races are open to canicross competitors as well as individual runners and everyone who finishes receives a medal plus hot food and drink.
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.