The Fourth Whitebrook Wind-Up will be run on June 8th 2014 starting at 10am
In a repeat of last year's successful format, runners will have a choice of two races - either run two laps of the course to complete a Half Marathon, or a single lapfor a 10k.
The scenic course will take you along the banks of the river Wye and up through some of the Wye Valley's most unspoiled woodland. But it's not called the Wind-Up for nothing - the climb on each lap is nearly 600ft.
Don't just listen to what we say - take a look at the videos below and the comments left at www.runnersworld.co.uk after previous events.
We look forward to giving you a warm Whitebrook welcome!
Check out photographs of previous eventby following the links below.
SOME RACE DAY VIDEOS COURTESY OF MIKE BENNETT OF PHYSICALLIMITS.CO.UK
A Short Video Of The Course Taken 2nd May 2011
We aim to attract 300 + runners and their friends and supporters to what promises be a fun day out in glorious countryside for runners and non-runners alike, with a welcoming village fete atmosphere.
The race will begin and end in a meadow at Tump Farm, Whitebrook on the banks of the river Wye. There will be ample car parking, WCs, and a refreshment tent offering hot and cold drinks, snacks, burgers and a licensed bar.
The venue is approximately 7 miles from Monmouth and 12 miles from Chepstow. Drive time from Bristol - 50 minutes, Cardiff - 1 hour, Birmingham 1 1/2 hours, London - 3 hours.
INITIAL FEEDBACK FROM RUNNERS' WORLD REVIEW SECTION:
In short: Faultless In full: For Whitebrooks first race you would have thought they had been doing this for years. Stuck with the obvious basics with the organisation which cannot be said for some other events. Nice course,long,long climb. Proper village event atmosphere. Spoke to a couple of ladies who were doing their first half, hats off to that. Think they were happy to hear that any other halfs will not be anywhere near as tough. No advert for bag storage but it was a pretty obvious "Just leave it in the marquee" next to the BBQ & cakes!!!
For those thinking of next year it is all off road on very good footpaths & fireroads. 3.5m flatish. 1.5m up, 0.5 down (Mud track but well defined) followed by a short sharp uphill sting. Then do another lap Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Superb scenery, great organisation, will be back next year In full: I had a lovely trot down the Wye then up through the trees. Ok the second lap knocked the wind out of me but it was worth it for the view. Definitely be back next year because it was such a delight. Thanks to all the marshals and organisers lots of great support. I have Marked the course well on PB potential because it was my best time for 1200 ft of climb. What more could you ask for Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: Wonderful race, will definately be back....every year! In full: Terrific race, I didn't win it but I had the honour of starting last....18 minutes late actually having gotten myself lost on the way! So I really enjoyed the challenge of hunting down the pack and of course the grinding 2 mile hill to climb at the 3 mile mark which climbs about 1200 feet...phew...so good I did it twice as this is a 2 lap course. What followed the hill was the reward of the most thrilling downhill run I have ever enjoyed on a run...I felt like I was flying through the trees and rough pathways...more like a 'sort of' controlled fall really...fantastic! The scenery along the River Wye and the whole route was wonderful and the marshals were great, giving cheerful encouragement whenever I passed them. As mentioned on the website, the whole event and the start/finish area really did convey the village fete feeling that they were looking to achieve. In conclusion, this is a lovely, friendly event with a real variety of flat/challenging uphill and breakneck downhill running all on a beautiful off road course with superb organisation and friendly marshals...well done to all those serving the food and drinks afterwards too...Great to have taken part (eventually) in the first ever running of this race...I will definitely be back - year after year, well done...this race is the most enjoyable one I've ever run...gave me a huge buzz! Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: Blimey I'm tired after this one! In full: Loads of effort made by the organisers. BBQ,Cakes and Bar. Would benefit from more directions in some parts of the course. However very pleased to have ran this race and certainly prefer it to Tewkesbury half marathon. Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: Well organised, very friendly and great atmosphere for an Inaugrial run - I'l be back :-) In full: Well done to the organisers of this run for making this event special. Lots of support and good humour on the day - i really enjoyed it despite the hill! Fantastic scenery for this run makes it very special. Managed to get round in under 2hrs (thanks to Lee from Port Talbot for helping me round!)so well chuffed. All in all a really enjoyable run and a medal at the end was a nice touch. Looking foward to next years run :-) Date of review: May 22, 2011