Dymock Half Marathon and 10K

30 May 2021

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the 30th Dymock Half Marathon, and new for 2020 the Dymock 10K. Our annual event runs through the rolling countryside of the Gloucestershire Herefordshire borders. 

Both courses run through beautiful rural countryside. The Half is a road race, but mainly on very quiet lanes with only about 600 yards of B road.  It would best be described as hilly/undulating and as such not one for a PB, although we are confident a new course record could be set again this year, and there will be a prize for a course record.  The 10K course follows the same first 2 miles as the Half, but with this run you get some beautiful woodland running to mix it up.

Both events start off from Dymock Cricket Club, with the 10K starting 15 minutes earlier, we swing South out of the village through small country lanes, where the Half crosses the M50 for the first time at Four Oaks, the 10K at this points turns right towards Dymock Woods.  A quick detour for the Half around Holder's lane deposits us on the Kempley road heading North into Queen's Wood (the epicentre of the famous Daffodil Walk) and into the pretty village of Kempley.  Once through Kempley, turning at Kempley New Church, the route tends North on a gradual incline towards Much Marcle, before doubling back past Kempley Old Church and the historic Memorial Oak (location of the last drinks station for the half) before returning to Candle Cottage on the edge of Kempley prior to veering back Eastward for the final few miles back to Dymock and over the old railway bridge. For the 10K, following the right turn just before the Motorway bridge, you need to loop (only once) through Dymock Woods, you continue on the lane through towards Norman's Land towards Dymock, once back to Dymock back over the old railway bridge, both races then go past the Beauchamps Arms and sprint to a finish at Dymock’s Cricket club to receive your well-earned medal.

This is the 30th!! Half Marathon event; but who's really counting! and our 1st 10k. The relaxed atmosphere adds to the charm of the event. We certainly started in 1987 (at least we think that’s what John Gurney, the founder would tell you) but there’s been the odd gap and missed year. However, like all good traditions you can’t put down a cannon-started, sociably competitive, UK athletics recognised event that has dominated the village's late Spring Bank Holiday for decades!

Parking is in the field at the back of the cricket club and additional parking opposite the Beauchamp Arms public house in the field, there will also be disabled parking at the Cricket Club. There will be refreshments available for runners and spectators.

Directly following the Half Marathon and 10K race why not join us for some food and drink, music and dancing as Dymock Cricket Club proudly presents "Sounds at the Pound" live music event. You are welcome to purchase a ticket on the day at a discounted rate.  Not to leave the kids out there will be entertainment available and they will be able to enter their own children’s races later on in the day.

Come and join us.

Registration, number and micro chip collection will take place at Dymock Cricket Club from 7am to 9.00am. 10K Race starts at 9.15am from the Cricket Club and the Half starts at 09:30 also from the cricket club.

All runners will receive an individual micro chip at registration which will be required to be attached to the shoe prior to the start.  We welcome for 2020 "Lush Race Timings" who will be recording all times via the chip and instant times will be avaiable for all runners at the finish.

The address is The Pound, Dymock, GL18 2AD 

Mile markers, frequent water stations (for Half), parking, toilets and changing available.  We will offer a bag drop facility, but runners will do so at their own risk as we cannot accept responsibility for lost items.


We are sorry to say that we cannot offer refunds, although we will allow transfer of entry with agreement.




The Half Marathon race starts at 09:30, registration from 07:00 

The 10k race will start from Dymock Cricket club at 09:15 with registration from 07:00.

The event does have some off road elements and could be uneven or soft underfoot, so appropriate running shoes and caution on these parts would be advised.  


26 Mar 2020£20.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

26 Mar 2020£14.00£16.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 30 May 2021

Closing Date: 26 Mar 2020

Status: Closed

Dymock Half Marathon??/200
Dymock 10K??/200


John Townsend

Dymock Cricket Club The Pound Dymock Gloucestershire GL18 2AD