Run the Claydons
With the easing for the Covid-19 pandemic only just starting at the end of March, organising a race in April 2021 has not been possible. The Claydon Estate have kindly allowed us to reschedule race day to the 12th September, so please put this in your diaries. We are now working with our suppliers and venues (Claydon Estate, the East & Botolph Claydon village hall, race referee, parking and timing team etc) to get all the pieces to be in place.ward to seeing you there
7 mile multi-terrain (16 & over)
2 mile (12-15s)
1 mile (under 12s)
Main event – 7-mile multi-terrain race (age 16 & over)
Run the Claydons is back for its 7th year. 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 the local lanes.
The race is held under UKA rules, licence and partly runs on or crosses open roads. As such under the UKA rules we do NOT allow headphones of any type to be worn.
Prizes categories are: First 3 men, plus MV40, MV50, MV60. First 3 ladies, plus FV35, FV45, FV55. Runners may win more than one award.
Registration, refreshments, toilets and baggage drop are all in the East & Botolph Claydon village hall. Weather permitting, parking is available in a field close to the hall.
In a change to previous years the start and finish will both be by the children’s playground in East Claydon. The main race will start at 09:30.
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 by the playground. The juniors are also chip timed and wear their competitor numbers, just like the main race. Prizes for the first boy and girl in each age group.
The junior races are run after the main race starts and should finish just prior to the first adult finishers.
Returning for 2021 will be a canicross wave, so if you would like to run with your dog (on 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 2021 Run the Claydons will be available 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.
2021 will be the 7th 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.
In 2018 The Friends of the Royal Latin School took up the challenge and the event continues to grow and raise funds to support the school.
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