Offa’s Dyke 15
Whilst it goes against our philosophies to deter runners of any ability, Offa’s Dyke 15 is a tough off road race. We cannot ask the marshals and farmers
Offa’s Dyke 15
Whilst it goes against our philosophies to deter runners of any ability, Offa’s Dyke 15 is a tough off road race. We cannot ask the marshals and farmers to keep the gates and access open indefinitely so we ask you to try your best to complete the course in three hours.
In case you missed the history first time around, for 25 years between the years 1977 and 2001 it was THE off-road race to do, with runners coming from all over the country (and abroad) to complete this beautiful but challenging race. Foot and mouth caused its cancellation in 2002 and following this the race organisers were unable to get momentum back to re-start this popular race.
In 2015 we had the help of David Joyce, the original Race Director to get it re-launched, and we are delighted to say it didn’t put him off and he is back with us, we couldn’t do it without him.
Whilst it broadly follows the Offa’s Dyke Path, one of the quirks of this unique race is that to reduce the number of stiles runners must navigate, David has once again gained permission of every farmer/land owner to have the race go through their land and open their gates.
We hope the spirit of the event which was there every year from 77-01, will continue and you’ll look forward to this great race.
Visit Hay On Wye a pretty town set in magnificent countryside on the east bank of the River Wye. Hay is at the northernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is bounded by the Black Mountains to the west and south.