- Fancy a day out in the stunning North Cornwall countryside?
- Want to explore new paths and hidden valleys?
- Up for a challenge large or small?
Then the Great Rats Random Relay is for you (and your friends). We’ve put together a route that will take runners on a figure of eight route both North and South from Bude between the sea and the A39, starting and finishing at the Rats Nest, the Pitch & Putt hut adjacent to Crooklets car park in Bude.
Teams can be 3 or more and the legs range from 3km to 7km over varying terrain. Your team can cover the whole course (roughly 40 miles) or the shorter version (roughly 20 miles) and there’s no time limit, although getting back before dark would be a good idea!
Each leg has detailed map & instructions to help you along and ensure you don’t get too lost but half the fun is discovering new paths and places. Note – there will be no marshals – self navigation will be required and each team must be self sufficient. Suggestions about footwear and terrain details are provided but since it’s a Rats event expect hills, mud and great fun.
So get together a team of like minded lunatics and fill out the entry form below, there’s no fee to pay (BUT if you wish £5 donation to go to Bude Sea Pool to be handed in with the form please) – and no prizes either! (other than the feeling of success every finisher will get).
Full information, with individual relay leg directions & maps, is available below.
View / Download Documents
View / Download documents
| Grrr – Main documents
Flyer and Entry (Word document)
Rules (Word document)
Timesheet (Word document)
Overview Map South Bude (.PDF document)
Overview Map North Bude (.PDF document)
Overall Route Profile (.JPG image file)
ZIP of above 6 documents (.ZIP document)
| Grrr – Support car documents
(the directions plus two maps)
Drivers Route (Word document)
Drivers Map South Bude (.PDF document)
Drivers Map North Bude (.PDF document)
ZIP of above 3 documents (.ZIP document)
|Grrr – Individual Relay Legs|
|Leg No & Name & Distance||Leg description
|1 Bude to Combe Lane 6.5km||Leg 1 description||Leg 1 map|
|2 Combe Lane to Millook 4.5km||Leg 2 description||Leg 2 map|
|3 Millook to St Gennys Church 6km||Leg 3 description||Leg 3 map|
|4 St Gennys Church to Cancleave 6km||Leg 4 description||Leg 4 map|
|5 Cancleave to Widemouth Bay 4km||Leg 5 description||Leg 5 map|
|6 Widemouth Bay to Bude 5.25km||Leg 6 description||Leg 6 map|
|7 Bude to Stowe Barton 5km||Leg 7 description||Leg 7 map|
|8 Stowe Barton to Woodford 6km||Leg 8 description||Leg 8 map|
|9 Woodford to Morwenstow 3km||Leg 9 description||Leg 9 map|
|10 Morwenstow to Mowenstow via Marsland Mouth 7km||Leg 10 description||Leg 10 map|
|11 Morwenstow to Duckpool 5km||Leg 11 description||Leg 11 map|
|12 Duckpool to Bude 6km||Leg 12 description||Leg 12 map|
|ZIP of above 12 descriptions|| ZIP of Maps 1-6
ZIP of Maps 7-12
Note: rather than downloading each document separately, each of the four groups of documents above is also available for download via the link at the bottom of each group
For more details, contact Bridget via the contact details in the Flyer and Entry document (above).