Cotswold Hilly 100

The Cotswold Hilly 100 is a 100 mile road relay race that is divided into 10 legs each of approx 10 miles. The race starts at the American Fountain, Market Square in Stratford upon Avon and finishes at the Stratford Sports Club and follows a route of mainly minor roads that meanders through the Cotswolds. 

The race has been held for over 25 years and whilst there have been minor tweaks to improve the safety of the runners the overall route is largely unchanged. A link to the map of this years course is here. As the name suggests there are a number of ‘undulations’ throughout the route as the race profile shows.

The course record is held by Massey Ferguson Running Club. In 1989 they ran a combined overall time of 9 hours 24 mins. 

Teams start at either 5am, 6am or 7am depending on their predicted overall time with a view to finishing at c 6pm – 7pm. 

To assist teams in ensuring that they finish at a reasonable time there is the option of the ‘mass start’ option. This involves the Leg 8 runners starting at 1.00pm and the last 3 legs completing the race. The time of the Leg 7 runner completing their leg will be recorded so that the overall team race time can be calculated.

There is a Shield for the 1st Mens Team, 1st Ladies team, 1st ‘B’ Team and 1st Mixed Team.

However, it is the club spirit this race generates that is the main attraction. Teams are responsible for supporting each runner on their leg (e.g. marshaling and first aid as required) and ensuring a successful handover at the end of each leg creates some logistical challenges. Despite the best laid plans its not unknown for runners to lose their way or to have to continue onto the following leg because their colleague hasn’t arrived!

All profit from this race is donated to Charity and our chosen charity following the 2018 race were Warwickshire Air Ambulance. We will confirm the chosen charity for 2019 in due course.Shakespeare Hospice. 

2019 Race Results

Thank you 😀
 
To everybody who ran or supported yesterday, the weather for being kind to us and especially to you – the Team Managers – for brilliantly co-ordinating your teams and ensuring that the event was, once again, a huge success.
 
The winners were
 
Ladies
1st  Leamington C&AC   11hrs 33 mins 23 secs (a brilliant and massive course record)
2nd Kenilworth  12:11:31
3rd Spa Striders  12:30:27
 
Men
1st  Leamington C&AC   10:16:43
2nd Kenilworth  10:20:35
3rd Spa Striders  10:40:29
 
Mens ‘B’ Trophy
1st Kenilworth 11:10:57
 
Mixed 
1st . Northbrook AC  11:25:54  (another course record)
2nd  Leamington C&AC  11:58:13
3rd  Spa Striders  12:16:26

 
Many of you have already submitted the individual times of your team members but if you haven’t done so yet please drop me a note and I will co-ordinate into a master results spreadsheet that is available to download here
 
Route Descriptions 

Leg 1       Leg 2      Leg 3     Leg 4     Leg 5

Leg 6        Leg 7      Leg 8      Leg 9      Leg 10

Maps – all maps now updated for 2014

PDF GPX
Leg 1 Leg 1
Leg 2 Leg 2
Leg 3 Leg 3
Leg 4 Leg 4
Leg 5 Leg 5
Leg 6 Leg 6
Leg 7 Leg 7
Leg 8 Leg 8
Leg 9 Leg 9
Leg 10 Leg 10

Or click on these Map my Run links to see it in Google or upload to your phones:

Leg 1

Leg 2

Leg 3

Leg 4

Leg 5

Leg 6

Leg 7

Leg 8

Leg 9

Leg 10