Giants Head Marathon and Sydling Hill 10k Race

20-21 June 2020

Entries open 14th July

Saturday: Marathon, 10k Hill Race

Sunday: 2 Bell Races

A very, very challenging hilly but beautiful course running through the Sydling and Cerne valleys running around and under the famous Cerne Giant.

Bell Races return on Sunday morning for some fun family friendly challenges, raising money for the village church bells.

We have a BEER TENT and camping and a Hog Roast and an after party this year and pre race pasta party AND the ice cream van will return. We spoil you!

The village Hall hosts the Barn Dance on Saturday night.

Camping is available for the Races in our exclusive ‘athletes village for the weekend. Bookings can be made nearer the event.

Other options available can be found at Dorset Tourist Info https://www.visit-dorset.com/accommodation or check out our local accommodation listings.

Evening meals and food is provided by the local villagers and will be available to pre-order.

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Sydling St Nicholas

Sydling St Nicholas

Village Hall
East Street
Sydling St. Nicholas
DT2 9NU

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The Official WSR Goat-O-Meter

  • Accent 80% 80%
  • Weather 100% 100%
  • Fly Count 80% 80%
  • Tripoverness 50% 50%
  • Mud 20% 20%
  • Risk of Cows 80% 80%

ASCENT

0% Flat as a flat place in Holland
20% Undulated
40% Bit lumpy
60% Blimey that’s a bit hilly
80% Why did I think this was a great idea?
100% Yeah ok I am walking the rest from now on

MUD

20% Goat dry as a bone
40% Pretty dry unless we have a biblical downpour
60% Might be a bit wet
80% Wet and muddy
100% Wetsuit

WEATHER

20% Lovely and mild perfect for running normally
40% It’s cold and will probably rain
60% It’s warm might rain
80% Usually rainy and cold or boiling hot
100% Ice station Zebra or Surface of the sun

RISK OF COWS

20% 1 cow if any at all
40% 2 cows maybe, meh, dunno, probably not
60% 3 cows, yeah quite a good chance of something, but hey it’s the countryside
80% Pretty likely, to be fair more than likely
100% YEAH! Cow alert

FLY COUNT

20% Nope
40% Doubt it but maybe
60% Yeah could have a few
80% Blimmin flies
100% OMG it’s a plague of locusts

TRIPOVERINESS

20% You will be fine
40% Look where you are going
50% Tree root alert
60% OK eyes glued to the floor
80% Evil dead style trees jumping out at you

Giants Head Marathon – Sat 22nd June 8:30am

Affiliated: £37.50 Unaffiliated: £39.50 +FOS Processing Fee

27 Miles or so

7.5 hours

A very, very challenging hilly but beautiful course running through the Sydling and Cerne Valley’s running around and under the famous Cerne Giant.

Tech t-shirt and unique medal to all finishers + quality muff. We have a BEER TENT and camping and a Hog Roast and an after party this year and pre race pasta party.

14th July 2019

4th June 2020

550

2019’s are Here

Sydling 10k Hill Race – Sat 22nd June 10:00am

Affiliated: £25 Unaffiliated: £27 +FOS Processing Fee

11K

2 hours

11k route around the village on to Jackman’s Cross and the Sydling valley, which is still a very challenging, hilly but beautiful course.

 

14th July 2019

4th June 2020

330

Fun Bell Race – Sun 23rd June 9.30am

Just £7, with profits gong to the Village Church Bell Fund.

4 Km

None

Entries will be open in April

We will be hosting 2 Bell Races, this race is more Fun and Family Friendly.

Race costs £7 and should be paid for in cash when you collect your race numbers from the village green.

4km fun run starting on the village green at Sydling St.Nicholas. This race is aid of the village church in Sydling to help keep it running (hence the name). Just a bit of fun like our other Chaos races, open to any age. No times just register, and expect the unexpected.

Now the difference is you get your medal only when you reach the top of the hill and do a task set by top team. Then, run down the hill with your medal clonking away like a proper Alpine Cow. Prize for first bloke and first lady.

The Ladies of Sydling will have the village hall open for teas, coffees and toast pre and post race.

April 2020

17 June 2020

About 200

2019’s are Here

Advanced Bell Race – Sun 23rd June   9.00am

Just £7, with profits gong to the Village Church Bell Fund.

9 Km fun run

None

We will be hosting 2 Bell Races and this race is for more advanced runners up for a challenge.

Please note its a bit tougher than the other race.

Race costs £7 and should be paid for in cash when you collect your race numbers from the village green.

9km fun run starting on the village green at Sydling St.Nicholas. This race is aid of the village church in Sydling to help keep it running (hence the name). Just a bit of fun open to any age. No times just register, and expect the unexpected. All finishers will get a unique Cow bell medal.

Now the difference is you get your medal only when you reach the top of the hill and do a task set by top team. Then, run down the hill with your medal clonking away like a proper Alpine Cow. Prize for first bloke and first lady.

The Ladies of Sydling will have the village hall open for teas, coffees and toast pre and post race.

April 2019

19 June 2019

About 200

2019’s are Here