the bounder (2014)

Organised by the Broughton Bounders Running Club.

Now in it’s fourth year The Bounder is back for 2014.  And we’ve kept the entry fees the same as last year!

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A nine mile trail race and three mile fun run starting in the peaceful village of Broughton, Hampshire.

Sun 14 Sep 2014, 11am

What people have said...

96% rating on Runner’s World; 99% of reviewers would enter the event again.

“Definitely one of the best races I've done this year.”, The Plodder

“An excellent race; lovely scenery; challenging course; friendly officials; buffalo burgers; bar and scrummy cakes. I'll definitely be back.”, Jeremy Barber

“Beautiful, friendly, great fun, lovely cakes at the end!”, Paula Howkins

“Beautiful, hilly, brilliantly organised and definitely worth doing!”, WBLP

“Wow what a fabulous run. 9 miles of scenery that was utterly breathtaking.  The Marshals were the best we've encountered, and so so friendly to runners who took an hour (him) and also those of us that took quite a bit longer (me)”, Tanya and Jeremy Burgess

This year we’ll be making a special donation to Anthony Nolan in support of the Spit for Kit Campaign. We encourage everybody to sign-up to the Bone Marrow Register to support local teenager Kitty and others with Leukaemia who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

And as usual we be donating to Broughton Village Primary School and the Youth Football Club to improve their facilities.

Broughton is nestled in the stunning Test Valley, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside - an inspirational setting for a trail race.

The surroundings may be beautiful, but the race isn’t for the faint hearted with over 1,000 ft of ascent.  It starts with a  stiff climb followed by rolling chalk downs, with a few more challenging hills thrown in.

There’s also a fun run for those who want to get involved but can’t face the full route.  At three miles it’s significantly shorter.

While you’re out pounding the trails there will be plenty to keep your supporters and family entertained:  tea and cakes, a BBQ for those with a bigger appetite, a bouncy castle for the kids, and even a bar!

Toilets are available at the start, and there are hot showers if you want to wash the mud off before going to the pub for lunch.

If you’re running the Clarendon Marathon, this is the perfect training event.  It’s three weeks before the marathon and the route has very similar terrain.

And if you’re looking for a warm-up for The Bounder, why not enter the Stockbridge 10K.