The Dursley Dozen is now in its 28th year and is established as one of the toughest off-road races around and run under the ARC rules.
A multi-terrain race of twelve miles over hillsides, roads, woodland, open country, mud, more mud, and solid rock. The course sets off steeply up a road for 200 metres and the ascends a woodland track to the top of Stinchcombe hill.
After a short run around the golf course, the route re-enters the woods (steep descent) before climbing steeply back to the golf course. A short run on the road then onto a muddy track through the woods. Across the road, then an undulating path leads to a steep descent to the New Inn followed by a steep ascent back to the hilltop. Through the quarry then three miles of track (sometimes very muddy) through the beech woods.
For the final climb, “THE PRECIPICE” ropes are provided. Two miles of grassland track around the golf course and back through the woods to the finish.
This year, we will be reintroducing the amazing finish of running down the pedestrianised Parsonage Street and finishing in front of the ‘stilted’ Market Hall building. T-shirts to all finishers.
Awards: 1st to 3rd Men, 1st to 3rd Ladies and Veteran prizes in five-year categories.
Facilities: Showers, changing facilities, toilets and refreshments.