Rok the Stones Marathon 2015
The Rok the Stones Trail Marathon is set in the beautiful Chew Valley , about 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. The Stone Circles behind the church form the 3rd largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in England and include the second largest circle (after Avebury).
The route consists of three different and testing loops from Stanton Drew Village Hall, which is in a small village in this quiet and beautiful corner of north-east Somerset, about 10 miles from Bristol and Bath.
Each loop returns to the village hall allowing entrants to get a hot drink & food, loo stop and maybe even put on dry socks, before heading out again. The majority of the route is off-road, following paths and tracks, and varies from flat riverbank to surprisingly steep climbs. Several parts of the route are very muddy in winter. The total distance is just over 26.2 miles, with over 2700 feet of ascent. The event will be run under TRA rules (permit received) and is listed with the 100 Marathon Club.
The event has two entrance classes: solo runners and three-person relay teams. The relay class is limited to a maximum of 18 teams and relay teams can be all-female, all-male or mixed.
Time and Date: Race starts at 08:30 on Saturday 24-Jan-2015 (Relay and elites at 09:30)
Event HQ: Stanton Drew Village Hall Sandy Lane, Stanton Drew Bristol, BS39 4EL (OS Grid Ref: ST 596 631)
Fundraising: The event is raising funds for the Pensford, Publow and the Stantons Community Trust (PPSCT). This locally-based organisation provides grant funding for the needy (elderly, disabled and younger people), for the promotion and advancement of education, to encourage social cohesion, and to support the provision and maintenance of public spaces and significant public buildings.