Open to anyone aged 16 or over, the seven miles of the main race follows a route through the villages of East, Botolph and Middle Claydon and around the lands of the Claydon Estate (thanks to the kind permission of the Claydon Estate and the Verney family). The undulating course follows footpaths, crosses fields, passes through woods along farm tracks and along the local lanes.
Registration, refreshments, toilets and baggage drop are all in the East Claydon village hall. Weather permitting, parking is available in a field close to the hall. Competitor race numbers and timing chips are collected from registration.
The main race route starts at 09:30 on the green outside the East Claydon church and finishes by the children’s playground in East Claydon.
The U12 and 12-15 junior races take place over the same 1 mile lap course, with the u12s completing 1 lap and the 12-15s completing 2 laps. Both races start and finish at the main race finish by the playground. The juniors are also chip timed and wear their competitor numbers, just like the main race.
The junior races are run after the main race starts, at 09:55, and should finish just prior to the first adult finishers.
Returning for 2019 will be a canicross wave, so if you would like to run with your dog (fixed 2m lead or belt harness) then just tick the option box on the entry page. Separate trophies for the fastest male and female to keep up with their dog!
Entry for the 2019 Run the Claydons can be made at https://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/claydons/#
You can view the entry list and also swap your entry if you can no longer race.
2019 will be the 5th running of the event. Founded in 2015 by the Friends of Bourton Meadow School the race was based at Claydon House. In 2017 the event moved to the Royal Latin, where the RLS600 team took over, and also to a new venue, the East Claydon village hall.
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