Throw youself into the deep end at this Wiltshire multiterrainer near an award-winning manor
Where and when?
Sunday, October, 19, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.
What is it?
This one-lap course takes in some of the most technical terrain the Wiltshire countryside can throw at you. A change of route means competitors will now tackle the grounds of the mediaeval-origin Iford Manor, which sits by the River Frome and boasts a Grade I Italian-style garden.
Runners will have to endure a variety of terrain including a dash along the A36, some tricky woodland, a river crossing, and of course, plenty of long hard hills to stretch even the toughest hard-nuts. Last year the event attracted nearly 150 runners, but expect that number to be higher this time around.
What the organisers say:
Not surprisingly... "The sense of achievement you get once you cross the line is truly immense."
Watch out for:
Wisteria sinensis, Phillyria latifolia, Buxus sempervirens, Cupressus sempervirens, and Hemerocalis citrina, the scented day lily, if you visit the gardens at Iford Manor.
And if you weren't awake before the river crossing, you sure will be after.
Winners' prizes as well as showers and changing facilities
How to enter: