Following a successful second year where over 400 runners joined us for this multi-terrain race through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex, the race returns again in 2021.
Starting and finishing in the medieval town of Rye, this challenging circular route winds its way through ancient woodland and farmland on trails, footpaths and quiet country lanes, linking the Norman churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh - a true steeplechase!
The undulating multi-terrain route includes 1,500ft of climb, with numerous gates and stiles to be negotiated, but the stunning scenery will keep you going to the finish.
Not up for the full 30K? There is a 15K option on the same route, turning at Peasmarsh. The Rye Ancient Trails 15k/30K is organised jointly by Nice Work and Running Forever, raising money for the Oliver Curd Trust.
The race will be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running.
Prizes/trophies are available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in age categories from Vet 1 to Vet 8; 1st Male & Female affiliated team (3 to count).
Medals will be on offer for all finishers.
For more information on the event please visit the Rye Ancient Trails websitehere.
For more information on the Running Forever, please visit their website here.
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The Course Starting and finishing in the medieval town of Rye, this challenging circular route winds its way through ancient woodland and farmland on trails, footpaths and quiet country lanes, linking the Norman churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh - a true steeplechase!
First Aid St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by our chip timing team. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for manual processing. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Rye Sports Centre, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ND
The Race Headquarters will be at the Sports Centre. There is on site parking, which will be well signposted as you come into Rye. Please take note of any local parking charges that may be applicable.
There is a railway station is Rye (Sussex), and the Sports Centre is located behind the railway station.
There are limited bus services available for the area.
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Course record holders
30k Ben Hebblethwaite 2.07.10 - 15k Nick Hamlin 1.01.52
"Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for the race on Sunday. My wife and I both ran. It was an amazingly beautiful course and was fantastically marshalled by a friendly and encouraging team . A wonderful inaugural event - it really deserves to become a long-lasting and major event. Thanks to all the team. "