RW's Top 100 UK Races of the Year: Off-Road

Top off-road races of the year

Posted: 8 July 2000

  • The numbers in brackets are last year's position; the times are last year's men's and women's winning times
  • If we've been given an event's details, you'll find it in the Race Diary.

The traditional multi-terrainer, the Waterloo 15K, takes top spot despite the strong challenges from the Grizzly and the assault-course-style Tough Guy.

1 Waterloo 15K (2)
Fast and flat Merseyside multi-terrainer
2002 date: May

2 Tough Guy (3)
A unique challenge of mud, water, and obstacles
Usual month: January

3 Grizzly Experience (1)
Very challenging natural Devon terrain
2002 date: March

4 Tough 10 Challenge (4)
Established, challenging – but achievable – multi-terrainer
2002 date: February 10

5 North Downs 30K (5)
Tough midsummer event over Kent’s North Downs
2002 date: June

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Another off road race you could assess is the Box Hill Run, in about the third week of January. It's about 10/11K and very hilly.

Phil Sheppard
Posted: 20/10/2002 at 20:24

Thanks Phil,
it might be better to post this on the events forum. I'm sure it'll generate inerest there.
Posted: 23/10/2002 at 21:04

Having recently run the Thanet Quicksand I think it deserves a mention. This is a fifteen mile race run at low tide in late summer - early autumn. Generally a beach race with some clifftop running, the race involves running across sand (predictably) both hard & soft, rocks, shingle, seaweed, rocks covered in seaweed plus a couple of scrambles up the cliffs. In short the beach sections are either physically draining or quite tricky underfoot but nonetheless, enjoyable!
Posted: 24/10/2002 at 10:58

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