Date: Monday 31st December 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Organised by Saxons, Vikings & Normans, the New Years Eve Betteshanger Challenge has a six-hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps of the 4.37 loop as you wish. With a timed event, as long as you complete one lap, then you are an official finisher!
There are slopes rather than hills, so its not totally flat, each loop has approx. 100 feet of elevation rise, but there are some lovely woods to run through, ponds, grasslands, wet lands and some wildlife to spot. If its wet there might be a chance of some mud but the trails are high quality and drain well.
There will be a well stocked aid station, a unique custom made medal and a goody bag that contains goodies which will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it.
The course runs around the tarmac cycle track but at no point crosses it so there are no traffic concerns to worry about. The surface is a high quality gravel surface in the main with the odd patch of potentially muddy bits if they’re wet but overall it’s an excellent running surface and should produce some fast times.
The route is viewable on MapMyRun here. The route is suitable for either road or trail shoes.