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A Run With No Witty Name

10-Oct-2020 National Trust, Court Street, Tisbury, SP3 6LW, Wiltshire, UK (England)


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Trail Race Race Terrain
52KM / 32Miles
1 Day - 300 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £37 GBP

To celebrate the 3rd annual outing of this event we have elected to reverse the much loved route of previous years

Starting at the National Trust in Tisbury, nestled in the heart of the Nadder Valley and smack bang in the centre of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB, the route will take you through some of the most truly stunning and visually stimulating countryside that the South West has to offer...nay...correct that...the entire country as to offer.

You will find yourself  making your way around the Fonthill Estate and the Vale of Wardour for approximately 32.29 miles - OK, we know that is a soupçon over 50K - and completing an overall elevation of approximately 3430ft.

Eventually (after a few bonus miles no doubt), you will end up exactly right back where you started your journey in Tisbury. Much hilarity and back slapping will then commence.

Each season of the year brings it's own beauty to this route. You don't want to miss this. We don't want you to miss this either.

Entrants must be a minimum age of 20 years on the day of the event.

The start point and finish point  is at the National Trust, Court Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. Parking will be available near the Start Point. A runners' rest area with a safe baggage drop area, toilets and our in-house Medical Team will also be located at the Start Point.

There will be 4 fully stocked aid stations in total - three on the route itself and a further one at the Finish Point (where a free hot meal will also be available). This will give you approximately 8 miles of running/walking/sauntering/charging downhill/crawling uphill in between food & water stops - it's not really a 'run', more  of a 'mobile picnic' really.

The event starts from 0800 hrs (8am) Sat 10 Oct 2020. This year we will be having staggered Registration and Start Waves of groups of no more than 30 runners. The cut off time for completing the route is 10 hrs.

The course will be fully marked with tape and signage. Marshalls will be present and want to help you not get lost...sorry...help you not get geographically embarrassed.

So, if enjoying the company of fellow mud and trail running individuals for an entire day as you experience the visual delights of South Wiltshire is your thing, come along and make memories with us.​

Find a link to the route here:


If you are a Canicross runner please read our Canicross Specifics here:



Event Organiser
Crooked Tracks Wiltshire



Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.


Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.


Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.


Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.


Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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03:36 26-10-19

I came back for more in 2019 after running this as my first ultra in 2018. As a trail rather than ultra runner I have felt very welcomed by the organisers of this race. Race director is the nicest person you could want to meet, even organising a couple of social runs in the lead up to race day around parts of the course. Excellent aid stations, beautiful countryside and a good balance between something achievable yet challenging. Equally as good as a first ultra or one for the experienced runner.

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02:46 26-10-19

I first ran this in 2018, it was Cold, wet, windy there was miles of muddy uphill trails, through corn fields and cow fields, I think I saw alpacas (could be hallucinations)
The volunteers were absolutely awesome. Friendly and helpful. I never heard one of them say "just a park run left"
I loved the way Neil was hands on, even waiting to personally hand out medals to every finisher.
I loved this race so much I came back this year as was not disappointed. Same rain, mud, hills and cow fields! Once again the event was brilliantly organised (better tape) check points were well stocked and volunteers friendly and kind.
I've already booked for 2020.
By the way, did I mention I also travel from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to do this race!
Well worth it!
Thankyou 👍💯

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12:13 26-10-19

I ran this in 2019 and it was *****ty- no really, loads of the stuff, and mud and puddles the vicar of Dibley wouldn’t fit in-FANTASTIC. Well organised , great route,friendly and good food especially the amazing veggie stew at the end. I’ll definitely be signing up again. Can’t seem to get the last star to work but 5 stars.

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Gavin Forbes

11:53 26-10-19

Race was fantastic, to start the organisation from beginning to end was superb, well marked course with absolutely fantastic checkpoints that cater for all diets - vegan, vegetarian and gluten free and everyone was so helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. I especially enjoyed the strawberry jam wraps (so good and palatable). The run itself was lovely but tough, very muddy and a tad hilly (just over 3000ft of elevation I believe).
I loved it and I would fully recommend it to anyone who likes this sort of distance. Plus the fact you get a full on serving of vegan hot pot and chunky bread and butter at the finish with a bespoke wooden dog tag medal - what's not to love!!

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Peter Telford

07:43 06-10-18

Ran this in October 2018 - and after a very hot summer this was a sharp reminder that October had arrived: cold, wet and very windy. None of this spoilt what is a lovely run in beautiful scenery and some very big houses! The trail is is on good tracks with limited tarmac and not that technical. The checkpoints were well stocked with excellent volunteers who were really good at keeping spirits up. There was hot food at the end which was very welcome. The whole event was low key and minimum fuss - the organiser wanted to make it fun and create the right environment and he succeeded. There was a delayed start as the ambulance was late and there was a queue for the loos - but nobody was that fussed (partially outside looked unpleasant but more importantly the organiser communicated well). The signage was just about sufficient - I probably put in an extra mile. The organiser took feedback really well at the end and my only suggestion was that 'yellow' tape in autumn required the eyes of a hawk and maybe red/white would have been easier. All in all a good and enjoyable day and I would recommend it to others.

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