THe Black Death Run

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Sunday 11th May 2014 – 11am




Black Death Start

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Welcome to the Black Death Run, probably the toughest off road run in the Country, yet still very achievable for even a modest runner.  It is estimated that less than 3% of last years runners ran the entire course, most walked the steepest hills. So join the crowd, run when you can, walk when you cannot, and enjoy the fabulous surroundings that this private estate offers.

The race is run on the Combe Sydenham Country Park estate - for more details please click on the link. Directions to the race can be found on by clicking on the Directions button on the left of this page or click here.

The main race is a challenging but stunning course of 10 miles and if you are not quite ready for the main event, join the 3 milers for a less demanding, but equally impressive run or walk. When you have finished the run, have collected your highly original themed memento you can enjoy a bath or shower (streams and lakes available!), you can ejoy the scenary and relax with a beer. The Cotleigh bar will be selling local ales and there will be a wide range of good quality food on offer.

Forget the sandwiches, and bring the family for a date on the running calender not to be missed, there should be something for everyone.

Cotleigh Brewery
Taunton Hash House Harriers


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