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Sat 12 Feb

Near: Bridgwater
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Urban

This was a great event, with a good variety of experienced and new participants.

The long course had the now-standard Fieldhouse-Rant bloc dominating the rankings. Robin and Oli traded the lead throughout but a 30s difference on control #23 cemented the result and Oli Rant came out on top with a stunning time of 44:32

On Medium, Gavin Clegg lead throughout, though Rachel Leathwood did pip him by a few seconds on a few individual legs.

The Short lead changed hands many times up to control #6. From there, Sophie Leathwood took control and eventually stormed home with an almost 2 minute lead.

Photos below, and in this article in the local newspaper. And have a listen to this radio interview.


Historic Trail

Map Excerpt

Map Excerpt

Directions / Parking

From North, leave M5 at Jn23, take A38 to junction of A39/A38. Follow signs to town centre beyond the river. Plenty of parking available. A Pay and Display car park is available in the Angel Shopping Centre, which also has public toilets. Registration, assembly, and starts/finish in Kings Square to East of the Angel Shopping Centre – approx. 5min walk.

Course Information


1:5000, contours 5m
Drawn to ISSprOM 2019 standard.
Based on the 2015 map by Gavin Clegg. Extended and updated 2021 by Jim Mallinson.
A full legend does not appear on the map. Only those symbols representing forbidden areas and uncrossable features are shown


Course Length Climb
Long 8.1km 0m
Medium 5.4km 0m
Short 3.4km 0m
Historical Trail 3.1km 0m

Under-16s must be with adult.

Entry Details

ClassPre-entryOn the day entry
Senior £8£9
Junior £3£4
Historical Trail£1£1
  • Junior - anyone 21 years or younger at the time of the event

An SI dibber can be hired for £1. Failure to return it will incur the cost of a replacement (£30).
A SIAC dibber can be hired for £2.50. Failure to return it will incur the cost of a replacement (£65).

The historical trail requires a mobile phone with MapRun installed if you want to track yourself and compare your times to others'.

If you are a helper at this event and running a competitive course, please contact the organiser for the discount code.

Please note that if you enter on the day you run the risk that we have run out of maps for your preferred course.

Please consider buying a pack of pre-entry credits in advance. This costs you the same as just going straight to pre-entry but saves the club a lot in credit card fees.

Buy Credits

Registration & Start Times

All starts are in King's Square.

Competitive Courses

Start opens 1130
Start closes 1330
Courses close 1500

Historical Trail

The historical trail can be downloaded for free, printed and followed at any time. However, if you want to do it during the open hours shown above and be supplied with a printed map, then it costs £1 towards the map printing.

Download link: Bridgwater Trail

For more information about using MapRun, see our user guide.


Pre-enter Competitive Course Pre-enter Historical Trail

Pre-entry closes 10 February.

Safety Rules

leg covering no
waterproofs no
whistle no
U16 accompanied by responsible adult yes
reflective clothing no
headtorch no

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Graham Hartley

Organiser: Ray Toomer

Controller: Pete Shirvington

Weekend Organiser: Roger Craddock

Photo Gallery



A Cold Start

A Cold Start

Kings Square

Kings Square
Credit: Patrick Mackie

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Bridgwater Docks

Bridgwater Docks

Bridgwater Docks

Bridgwater Docks
Credit: Chris Allen

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is