Riverbank Rollick

The 2017 Riverbank Rollick will be on Sunday 15 January 2017 at 11 am. Entries are now open.

A most enjoyable experience.

If you’ve run the race before, you’ll know exactly what we mean when we talk about a “most enjoyable experience”.  For more details about the race, click one or all of the following:

Photos and videos from 2016  or 2015 including videos of the start and finish – you’ll find out about the middle on the day!

 2016 race report
 2016 results


Important details

Online entries only. No entries on the day. Entry limit 400.

Read here nearer the race date for any updates. Or here on Facebook.

Entry Fee: Attached £15, Unattached £17.

Now with chip timing. Cut off time is 2 hours. There is a sweep runner and you will be advised to stop and ask for a lift back if we think your finish time will exceed 2 hours.Then you may only proceed at your own risk. This is to limit the exposure of our marshals who might still be cheerful, but will have been standing for a long time while you are moving.

Minimum age is 17.

Race HQ (where you collect your race number) is at the Mundy Playing Fields, Thornbury, a short walk from car parking at Rock St Car Park, BS35 2FH or Castle St Car Park, BS35 2BQ, see car parking map. Please share cars where you can to minimise traffic. There are no parking facilities available at Mundy Playing fields. Allow time to collect your number and walk 10 minutes to the start.

Mundy Playing Fields offers changing facilities, bag storage (the club accept no responsibility for missing/damage to items within bags) and showers with limited hot water.

There are also tea, coffee and cakes. These are offered free to runners, but please bring money to donate to the club’s annual charity.

Prizes –  First 3 overall (M,F), First veterans 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70.

           – Team Prizes: men, 4 to score and women, 3 to score.

Run under ARC (Association of Running Club) rules, permit number ARC 17/025.

2017 Race Photographs will again be available  at Charles Whitton Photography.

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The Course

The Riverbank Rollick is 9 miles long with 120m of ascent and is 90 per cent off-road, on trails, bridle paths, across fields and through woodland.The 2017 course is the same as 2015 and previous years. In 2016 we had a late change in the first mile due to excess mud. (Never thought we would have to say that!)

It starts at the Pithay near St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, and goes out to St Arilda’s Church at Oldbury, down to the scenic Severn Riverbank, turning left along the estuary for about 1.5 miles past Whale Wharf with views of the Bridge and Chepstow. It heads back through the village of Littleton Upon Severn and beside Thornbury Golf course to return to the Playing Fields.

There is a water station at Littleton, approximately 5.8 miles (9 km) from the start.

The course offers different terrains, different places, different views… and is probably different to anything you’ve tried before. Challenging too, yes… but sooooo enjoyable.

Oh, and expect a bit of mud. Well, probably quite a bit of mud. And you’ll be glad to know there is a free shoe washing facility just before the finish.

COURSE MAP  PDF OS map version    or  Google map version (which can be exported as gpx for gps devices) Note that some sections are on private land with the owners’ permission only for the race. At other times please follow paths clearly marked as public footpaths or bridleways.

We also host a 10 km and 10 mile road races later in the year, usually in July and September. See the web site for more details.

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