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It was a cold and stormy night...
...when 4 idiots decided it would be a good idea to hit the trails. Felled trees and powerlines did little to dissuade them, and the promise of an enormous sandwich on their return spurred them on all the more.
Having survived the night, a tradition was born! Every December, usually in horrendous conditions, the four would venture out in the night and make life positively miserable for each other. Apart from running/orienteering at night, there were plenty of punishments thrown in, anything from 20 press-ups to 600 burpees, and 'treats' laced with chillies!
One of these foolhardy fellows was Rich.
Rich was an awesome individual, a much loved friend, who passed away unexpectedly in May 2018. We often spoke about organising a run on the trails that we stumbled about on late at night.
'Roly's Run' is our attempt to do this finally, as well as a way to give a nod to our dear friend. In 2019, we donated surplus funds from the event to three charities close to Rich and Rich's family.
Though we will spare you the night-running and the burpees, the course is a challenging one, with plenty of climbs and some tricky terrain in places. Whether you are new to this sort of thing or a seasoned ultra-runner, we hope that you'll have a great day out.
See you on the trail!
Carlos, Simon, & Ed.