Welcome to the Haselbury Trailrace

A CREWKERNE RUNNING CLUB event, this race has been organised since 1989.

2022 race took place on Wednesday August 3rd.

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Pictures below are from the 2022 race.

Michael Sandiford did a blistering 36minutes and 38 seconds to win the 2022 Haselbury Trailrace
Axe Valley runner Kerry Board was first lady
79 year old Brian Mountjoy-Rowe successfully defended his title as the oldest finisher. But got photobombed!

Michael Sandiford completed the 2022 Haselbury Trailrace in 36:28 ahead of second place Wayne Loveridge. Wayne did 36:41 but was last years winner in 37:59, a real indication that the route was in great condition. Kerry Board from Axe Valley Runners was first lady in 48:52.

The weather was perfect and the route was dry and firm. Many of the traditional styles have been replaced by gates which can only improve times.

We hope all competitors enjoyed the race, there was certainly a party atmosphere during the evening. Hot food was provided by the Friends of Haselbury School and the bar was manned by North Perrott Cricket Club members. Route marshals were all from Crewkerne Running Club, we learned long ago that the best marshals for a race are people who are runners themselves. BIG thanks to all involved.

Green credentials! We are continually looking to maintain the low environmental impact of this race. You may notice we are still using plastic cups. These cups were purchased some time ago, in bulk, from the stock of a shop which was closing. The cups used have a total mass of about 1.3 Kg of PE-LD which is readily recycled. All cups are collected and sent for recycling.

Our trophies are hand made from local stone and recycled hardwood, no air-miles involved at all.

Our race souvenir is a bottle of Parrett Brand Apple juice. This is pressed and bottled in workshops you pass during the race from apples which grow adjacent to the race route.

We are continually trying to minimise the use of plastic marking tape by using signs we have made and laminated to also reduce air-miles.

Runners at North Perrott Cricket Club before the race.
More of North Perrott Cricket Club
Mass start along Willis’s Lane.

Proceeds from this event, after donations to the North Perrott Cricket Club , will be used to help the village school and other comunity projects.

£1020 was donated to North Perrot and Haselbury Plucknett from the 2021 race.

Contact admin@haselburytrailrace.co.uk 

Crewkerne Running Club is affiliated with both UK Athletics and The Association of Running Clubs which is an organisation dedicated to road and cross country running rather than track and field. An  ARC race permit  has been granted which will give all participants the same degree of protection as before. Unaffiliated runners are still required to pay an extra levy of £2.Join a club and avoid this charge, the benefits available to new members of Crewkerne Running Club are greater than the annual subscription!!

The section of the course through the grounds of Perrott Hill School is private. We only have special permission to use the route on the night of the race. If you wish to reccee the route there is a shortcut available by turning left into a field about 150 metres after the start.
Please respect the privacy of the school.