Great Rats Random Relay – 25th September 2011

  • 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).

Start:   9am at the Pitch & Putt hut (OS Grid Ref: 205069)   —>

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
(Word document)
Leg map
(.PDF document)
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).