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Almost Athletes Painswick to Cheltenham

A 13, 9 or 5 mile run following picturesque Cotswold way trails, over woodland and country tracks linked by some short road sections. The run is not marshalled, but the route follows the well signposted Cotswold way to Leckhampton hill before descending to Old Pates rugby club for a well deserved lunch.

Suitable for all abilities but if you do not feel comfortable with the full 13 miles then there are options to meet the run at Coopers Hill to run 9 miles, or at Barrow Wake to run 5 miles. Starters at Coopers Hill and Barrow Wake must make their own transport arrangements to the start points, the timings below are based on estimates, the faster group arriving earlier in the time range, slower paced groups arriving at the later times.

The route is 95% off road and can be rough and muddy in places so off road running shoes are recommended as are windproof jacket, hat and gloves. I also suggest carrying a drink especially if the weather is warm.

Meet at Old Pates rugby club to car share to Painwick , We will gather for the run in Stamage's Lane car park, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6UZ, or join the run at Coopers Hill (9 miles) or Barrow Wake (5miles).

Click this link for a map of the route and joining points.


09:00 Meet at Old Pates Rugby club car park and organise car shares to Painswick.
09:15 Travel to Painswick , Stamage's Lane car park, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6UZ.
09:30 Gather in the car park and organise into pace groups.
09:45 Run Starts.

10:20 -10:45 Arrive at the car park at the foot of Coopers Hill where there is a small car park. Regroup and meet starters.

11:00 -11:40 Arrive at Barrow Wake view point (GL4 8JX). Regroup and meet starters.

12:30 Old Pates bar open and food provided.