Wye Valley Wander
Venue: Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh St, Chepstow NP16 5LR
Date: Saturday January 1st. 11:00am.
Start: Chepstow Leisure Centre.
Distance: Approx 5.5 miles
Entry Fees: £12 affiliated (£14 unaffiliated)
A race just after New Year's Eve. What better way to start the year than with a lovely run in beautiful surroundings. An off road run of approximately 5.5 miles taking in the lovely Piercefield Park and a section of the Wye Valley Walk between Tintern and Chepstow.
The HQ is based at Chepstow Leisure Centre with ample car parking, showers and toilets. The start is 300m level walk from the centre, within the grounds of Piercefield Park. The route takes in the best features of the park and some sections of the Wye Valley walk, affording great views of the Wye itself. The finish is within the grounds of the Leisure Centre where our usual inclusive hot drinks and cakes await inside (and hot showers if you wish).
Like all our races we will have chip timing. We project live results onto a screen and you can see your time, category position and the results of your friends straight after you finish.
The route starts off running through the lovely Piercefield Park, a grade 1 listed historic landscape, next to Chepstow racecourse. In this photo you can just about make out what remains of the former grand house and stables. In the distance you can see the rock ramparts of Wintor's Leap.