6 Miles Multi Terrain. 750ft Elevation.
Sunday 29th November 2020.
Canicross start: 11am. Runners start: 11.15am
The Howling Bull Run is a 6 mile, mainly off-road running event, first run in November 2015. Starting at Walford Village Hall, it climbs up Bulls Hill along the beautiful Wye Valley Walk, then loops around the woodland footpaths on Leys Hill and Howle Hill.
To make things more interesting there is a 'route option' at about 5 miles - You can choose the shorter and steeper 'Howler' route (at your own risk!) or play safe with the more runnable 'Bulls route'. The choice is yours!
There is even a small section of tarmac for the road runners..
Venue: Walford Village Hall, Walford Road. HR9 5QS.
Course update: 22/11/19. I have just done a final recce run. The course is probably as wet, muddy and as slippery as it can get! Most of you will thoroughly enjoy this! It is raining again tomorrow, but should be dry on Sunday. I will remind you that you are running at your own risk. I have a duty of care to let you know the risks - the main one being a slip / fall. I have tried reduce these risks by good marking and clearing. We have 2 mobile 1st aid vehicles on course and the tailrunners are 1st aiders. There are also lots of marshals dotted around. Please help any injured runners and informed the nearest marshals. I have put one 'No overtaking' section in the course. This is a narrow path descent, at about 2 1/2 miles - Only about 200 metres, so shouldn't slow you up too much! It is also likely that I may shift the start time back to 11.20, to give the canis a chance to get a good lead - I'll confirm on the day. Sorry for being a stress head - I'm sure you'll all love it...
Parking will be a 4-5 mins walk, in St Michaels church field.
Toilets, Drinks and Bag drop area all available on site.
Free tea, coffee and lots of cake for the runners after the race.
Canicross runners and dogs very welcome.
TRANSFERS. Please let me have name, DOB and club (if any) of new runner if you want to transfer. Email info to: . I would prefer if you could email a few days before event, but will do on the day transfers if necessary. I do not want any runners to run under a different name - it breaks the insurance criteria and not good if any accidents occur! Thanks
Lots of prizes to be awarded and hand crafted wooden medals awarded to all.
Min age 16. It will be hilly and muddy - Please wear trail shoes / grippy daps!
Charity update. Regrettably the Walford Pre-School Playgroup will be shutting down at the end of October. Both my children attended the Playgroup and I setup the Howling Bull run 5 years ago to help fund it, so it is quite a sad time for the local community. As for Howling Bull, it will remain as a charity run. We will be supporting various charities, including Mind, Hereford & Worcester Community First Responders, SARA, Gloucester Cave Rescue group and the Walford Community Support Scheme. If you have entered, but would like a refund due to the change of circumstance, I will be happy to oblige. Otherwise, all will be the same as per usual! Thanks Dan
ALL COMPETITORS RUN AT THEIR OWN RISK!
Location of venue