The Beatrix Potter Challenge

2016 was the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and the original event was so popular we're going to have another literary themed event, fancy dress is most welcome (though absolutely not compulsory) and of course we'll have awesome "Tales" bling, not least as most of the works are now out of copyright which solves many issues! ! I've always loved these books and now we have the perfect opportunity on hopefully a lovely summer day to see if we can spot Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin or Benjamin Bunny out on the trails!

The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit. Run one lap, a half marathon, a marathon, an ultra!

Following the huge sucess of our runs in Kent we are now having to expand to cope with the demand and the number one request we've had is can there be more outside of Kent, so here it is. Middle of England, Northampton! We've very kindly been offered to take over the route from the excellent Madeyarun folk and jumped at the opportunity to add an SVN twist to this excellent route and venue!

The course is a mix of very high quality bike paths and grassy trails along the River Nene and around several flood reservoirs, so plenty of wildlife and views to be seen. It's pretty flat, only about 50' of climb per lap.

As usual we'll have a well stocked aid station which you'll pass every 4.37 milesl, a unique custom made medal and a goody bag that actually contains goodies which will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it.

Please explore the race and consider joining us!

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