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Organiser's Description

TRA race permit:  5459 (TBC)  Over 18's only.

This event is a revamped and improved version of the Viper 15 mile trail run.  Now with even more trail and less tarmac! The 2024 charity of choice is  Please donate directly.  

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 etc. 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 start format will depending upon the number of entries.  The miles option will go first at 12:30, with the kilometer edition 5 mins later. 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 the fastest M & F in the longer run will be a free entry to the of our future events. 

(The shorter run/walk option is non-competitive)

All starters will get a long sleeved T-shirt (ready for autumn races) and all finishers get a medal, a free beverage and 10% off of their food bill when you hand in your race number to the bar staff.

Full results will be on our website.

Course records:

15 mile:  Joanna JURD 2hr14m44s & Jamie FUNNELL 2hr12m44s

15km:  Terri HOWE / Caz WALLIS 2hr09m43s.  Alex ASHLEY 1hr43m06s.


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 Apr 2024£15.00
01 Jun 2024£20.00
24 Sep 2024 23:59£24.00
The Black Bull 15km Trail Run/Jog/Walk
01 Apr 2024£15.00
01 Jun 2024£19.00
24 Sep 2024 23:59£23.00

Dates and Status

Date: 29 Sep 2024

Closing Date: 24 Sep 2024 23:59

Status: Open

The Black Bull 15 Mile Trail Run??/40
The Black Bull 15km Trail Run/Jog/Walk??/20





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