Runners were invited from local clubs to take part in a trial run of an event organised by Newent Runners on Wednesday, 17 June as a prequel to a race they are organising on 15 November 2015. There was a nominal entry fee of £2 and a free post race BBQ.
42 runners turned up at Newent Community School on a humid evening to take part in this undulating, circular 9.5km course on quiet country lanes, passing by the International Centre for Birds of Prey, through a farm and running back via Newent and finishing at the school. The results of the 1st 3 male and female runners was fast and efficient and the complete results were on Facebook later the same evening. This locally organised event could be a valuable addition to the autumn race calendar. Julie