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Hidden gem to host running event


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Roche Abbey in Rotherham has been lined as a unique location for an organised run – from 10K to ultra marathon.

Grim Up North Running is heading back to the English Heritage location at the end of September, with the event rearranged from earlier in the year.

Grim Up North Running is an established race company that offers multi distance events on both trail and road. The aim is to get you out running, help you to enjoy both the beautiful countryside, great camaraderie  and  sense of wellbeing  that you will get when you cross that finish line.

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The Roche Abbey event on September 27 features races over various distances:10K, 20 miles, Half Marathon, Marathon, and Ultra Marathon.

Founded in the 12th century at Maltby, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.

It is beautifully set in a valley landscaped by “Capability” Brown in the 18th century.

The event description reads: “This fabulous hidden gem is often overlooked as a place to visit in South Yorkshire. A mixed terrain 6.55 mile loop provides a great course, with runners enjoying the beautiful countryside that changes alongside the season. The hills will test the legs but clearly the surrounding beauty makes the endurance worth it as runners return year in and year out.

“A little later in the calendar means runners will get to enjoy the changes brought about by Autumn, beautiful colours in a stunning landscape.”

Booking is required and more information can be found here.

Images: Grantham Running Club / Facebook

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.


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