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Rugeley 10 miler 2022

20 Feb 2022

Organiser's Description

Rugeley Runners 10 mile Race

Sunday 20/02/2022 at 10:00 AM

Welcome from the Rugeley Runners Race Committee!
A few places have become available due to withdrawals from the original race in 2020. We are therefore re-opening online entries for a short while to refill these places.

First held in 2016, this challenging ten–mile event, held in mid February is now firmly established as a North Staffs Road Runners Association* annual event.

  • Accurately measured course
  • Road closed at Start
  • NSRRA race*
  • Chip timed
  • Finisher's T shirt and medal

*NSRRA committee will confirm this but the race is highly likely to be in the league for 2022.

You must be at least 17 years on race day in accordance with the UKA Rules for Road Races.

Run on scenic but quiet lanes, the undulating course is based around the small villages of Brereton and Longdon on the outskirts of Rugeley in rural Staffordshire, the event has a capacity of 330 runners which has sold out well in advance of the date in the past two years.

The race finishes at the rear Race HQ where there are ample refreshments to suit the weather, which at that time of the year can not always be relied on to be too hot (or too dry!)

There is some car parking on the day which is split between several marshalled car parks.
Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers for female and male. There is also a significant cash prize if you break the male/female course-record. There are also age category prizes.


The following facilities will be available on the day at the Race HQ:

  • Toilets
  • Bag drop Area
  • Café: serving drinks and food
  • Sports massage (Donation based)
  • Running Form shop (running related clothing and shoes)


This is a 10 mile undulating course but goes through some beautiful countryside.

The start of the race is on closed roads where you have a nice wide !KM section of road as a start, initially with a slight downhill then into a gradual up hill section.

Once you turn off the main road you will now be running on open road but there are plenty of marshals around the course who will make driver aware of the race.

The first climb come at approximately 1.3 miles (2Km), this is a short sharp hill that will leave you gasping for air but will also wake the legs up niceley for the rest of the course.

Now its time to settle into the run with a nice long section which is predominately flat or even downhill, this continues to Mile 4 (6 Km) where you will find the first water station.

From here you hit the middle section of the course which is undulating but nothing to really write home about. This continues to mile 7 (11Km)

Now you are at the bottom of Grange Hill (and for those that remember you wont see tucker Jenkins here). This is a nasty short sharp hill which you will remember or at least till you get to the next hill.

After conquering Grange Hill you will arrive at the second water station which is strategically placed outside of the Chetwynd Arms, for those thinking they can stop for a swift pint it will not be open.

Make sure you take on some water as the next section is the biggest climb,  the next 1.5 miles is up hill and probably be the part of the race you will remember.

Once you hit the top you then have a fast downhill section for the remaining 1.5 miles so if you have anything left in the legs nows the time to start emptying them.

Hopefully anyone reading this wont be put off, this is aimed to give you a little route knowledge, this is a challenging but very rewarding course and get fantastic feedback with many runners returning each year.


18 Feb 2022£16.00£18.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 20/02/2022

Status: Open

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



Jeremy Horton