12 May

Stags And Runs Weekender

Hereford Festival Of Running

It’s another busy race schedule this weekend (13-14 May) and there is something for every runner. Fill your boots (or running shoes)…

Runners will be in for the duration on Saturday with the Dukeries 30/40, a trail ultra with a choice of two distances set in Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. The event is one of several organised by Ronnie Staton of HOBO Pace, who is keen to encourage newcomers to the sport. 
 
The next race is a shorter distance but still presents a challenge. The Chillington Hall Half Marathon is the latest addition to the Mash Running series of events and takes place in a scenic location with an 11am start time. 
 
Sunday sees the launch of the new Hereford Festival of Running, with four races to choose from – a 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon. The event is organised by St Michael’s Hospice and sponsored by Western Power Distribution, with a medal, water bottle and food for all finishers. 
 
There's an animal theme with the next two races, starting with the Wymeswold Waddle, a five-mile road race in the Leicestershire Wolds to support the local First Responders. The event also includes a 2k fun run, with both races followed by Wymeswold duck races and a trophy for the first Wymeswold RC runner dressed as a duck!  
 
Another new event, the Hagley Stag Run with 5k and 10k options and a ramble for walkers, will be held in a medieval deer park in Worcestershire. The run starts at 11am and the ramble from 1pm to 3pm, with refreshments available before and afterwards.    
 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section
 
Photo courtesy of St Michael’s Hospice