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Forest of Dean Half Marathon 2018

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 Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon 2018

Royal Forest of Dean Half marathon

Forest of Dean Half Marathon event Spring 2018. This is a very well supported even that is held in the Spring and Autumn. The Forest of Dean has got to be the most beautiful place to hold a marathon event.

There is a website available that will give you all the information you need to participate. Then again, some folk, like myself, are more the “observer” type. My running years are behind me. Well, for something as far as that, anyway.

Forest of Dean Marathon; Race Overview

This Spring Trails Half Marathon is run in the Forest of Dean at the end of March, using the same organization (but a different course) as the Autumn event. Starting on the road adjacent to the Speech House Hotel in the heart of the forest, the course then leaves the road to follow a loop of well maintained forest trails (with gentle inclines) before eventually leading back to the Speech House Hotel for the finish.

This annual event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and supported by the Forestry Commission. Proceeds are used to support charities, both locally and nationally.

We are very grateful for the involvement and support of a host of individual volunteers, together with a number of local organisations who make this event successful; including the Forestry Commission, the Speech House Hotel and the Forest of Dean Motor Club.

If you wish to run in the Royal Forest of Dean Half marathon, you can register your name here.

It matters not if you are a runner or watcher, there are places available st our Forest of Dean Lodges. Relax in comfort, spend a few days with us, or longer, and enjoy the events. We have a varied amount of breaks available. Weekend and health Spa, couples breaks, Yoga and holistic breaks.

Check out the main website and see what we have available for you. Contact us for more information or to book. Remember though; Book now to ensure you get your Lodge.

Forest of Dean Triathlon 2018

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Forest of Dean Triathlon 2018 – Get involved

There are many things to do in the Royal Forest of Dean and Triathlon 2018 is one of them. You don’t have to compete in the triathlon, you can always be a spectator, its just as much fun but less work.

Triathlon 2018 Forest of Dean

Run, Cycle, Swim or just relax and watch the sport.

What is a Triathlon?

A triathlon is a multi-discipline sport that consists of running, swimming and cycling. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted and the participants are well rehearsed athletes. They will have been practicing for this race, since the day after the last race.

For those who want to compete in this great annual event, there are different age groups, sections and pr¡ces, a visit to the main website hosting the Forest of Dean Triathlon will furnish you with all the information you will need.

There are events for the Olympic distance and the Sprint Distance, these are held on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Olympic Distance 1500m Swim/44k Bike/10k Run _ Sunday

Sprint Distance 750m Swim/22k Bike/5k Run – Saturday

The Swim is an open water swim of 750m or 1500m in the beautiful forest lake. The bike is a road bike circuit and the run is a forest gravel trail run.

Waves will start at 9.00 am and will be in categories open male, females & veterans 

A great event for your first go at triathlon or a fantastic venue for a good race. 

There are prizes that will be awarded for open categories, vets (over 40’s) and super vets (over 50’s)

What will you be doing?

Are you an athlete? Do you want to partake i the Forest of Dean Triathlon 2018? Why not mix sport with pleasure and book into one of our Forest of Dean lodges or cottages. Relax before and after the race and use the time to visit one of the most beautiful places ion the UK.

If you are coming to the Royal Forest of Dean to watch the 2018 Triathlon, then what better way to do it. Book in for the weekend or a week or even two weeks. We have some fantastic breaks to offer you. Relax and enjoy everything we have to offer and witness a great weekend of sport.