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The Black Bull 15 charity trail runs

01 Oct 2023

Organiser's Description

TRA race permit:  5459

This event is a revamped and improved version of the Viper 15 mile trail run and back after a long absence!  Now with even more trail and less tarmac.  This is a charity based event, raising money for

£2 per entry will go to the charity from your entry fee.  We would really like you to fund raise for them too by gaining sponsorship (register charity number 1170940.)  You can also donate during the sign up process.  

There will also be a 15k route for those wanting to go shorter and/or faster or for a long brisk walk. 

Both options are a great training opportunities for those taking part in the Chelmsford Marathon events. And being trails, our event offer a different surfaces and environments to run on and experience, may even see magnificent stags at the start of the ruck!

Parking in the public car-park opposite the Black Bull and in the pub car-park.  However, we would encourage participants to walk/cycle/bus to the location as spaces are limited.  There is a great cycle route through Admirals Park from the train station and city centre that brings you close by (the venue is located at the top of "the hill" on the Chelmsford Central parkrun course.)

Registration will open at 12:05 in the beer garden.  This is where you can collect your race numbers, water bottle, event T-shirts etc.  This will also be the start and finish is location.  The first 10 runners will set off at 12:30 (in numerical bid order) and then at one minute intervals.  The race start sheet will be emailed to you in the last week of September (on whatever day it is that I get a day off to do it!)

The route is narrative and Strava based.

Awards for fastest top 3 M & F in the long run.  (The shorter run/walk option is non-competitive)

All finishers get a cool as a bull medal, a free beverage and 10% off of their food bill when you hand in your race number to the staff.

Full results will be on our website by 02/10/2023

Completely unofficial course record! Graham LEE (M) 03hr03m27s 


The Black Bull 15 Mile Trail Run

Route narrative is available to download the week before the race via

See main page for event details.

This event isn't for walking.....take at look at our 15k instead!

The Black Bull 15km Trail Run/Jog/Walk

TRA Permit application:  TBC

The event is open to runners, joggers and walkers.

Please download the route narrative from

See the main event page for information and our facebook event page for info and updates.


To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up
The Black Bull 15 Mile Trail Run
01 Dec 2022£13.00£15.00
01 Mar 2023£20.00£22.00
21 Sep 2023 23:59£23.00£25.00

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

The Black Bull 15km Trail Run/Jog/Walk
01 Dec 2022£13.00£15.00
01 Mar 2023£19.50£21.50
21 Sep 2023 23:59£22.50£24.50

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

Dates and Status

Date: 01 Oct 2023

Closing Date: 21 Sep 2023 23:59

Status: Open

The Black Bull 15 Mile Trail Run??/70
The Black Bull 15km Trail Run/Jog/Walk??/30





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