Local runners partake in new challenging event at Hogmoor Inclosure
Local runners successfully negotiated a new challenging running event organised by On the Whistle at Hogmoor Inclosure in Whitehill & Bordon.
The multi looped running challenge saw participants run along existing routes around the natural space as well as some ‘off piste’ paths, totalling 3.3 miles. Runners were free to complete as many laps as they desired within the six-hour time limit. A single lap being the qualification for a medal.
The event drew a total of 138 runners who competed at a distance of their choice. Some runners chose only one lap, where others completed a total of ten laps, equating to an astonishing 33 miles. Feedback from the participants on the Facebook page of On the Whistle, clearly demonstrate that the event was a resounding success. Runners commented on the natural beauty of the Inclosure which added to the enjoyment.
The event was registered with the 100 Marathon Club, meaning participants who completed eight laps or more would be able to add this to their total as part of the scheme.
The Hampshire based running events company worked with the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, the Deadwater Valley Trust and the East Hampshire District Council to coordinate the event.
The runners made their way around the Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and alongside the bat breeding programme, prompting the events name – ‘Batty Bimble’. On the Whistle were delighted to host an event at the Inclosure and are keen to work with the team on future events.