28 (or 17) Miles around Bedford

It is with a good degree of regret that there will not be a "Bedford Clanger" race in 2013. I've always tried to keep it low key to minimise the amount of organisation but inevietably there is quite a bit to do and I find less time to do it in. The straw that broke the camels back was discovering the UKA insurance requires me to set up and affiliate as an association. I'd like to thank everyone who has enquired about it and told me how much they have enjoyed it previously. Please check back occassionally, I'd like to do it again. Noel Jones, 19th Feb 2013.
The Bedford Clanger is a mixed terrain trail race. This is a challenging ultra-distance trail running event. You follow written route instructions, explore little known footpaths and discover lots of beautiful countryside. A 17 mile mini course is also available. We do our best to accommodate walkers but there is an overall time limit of approximately 8 hours.

All proceeds will be passed on to the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Sue Ryder - St John's Hospice offers specialist short-term palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses including Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, heart, liver and lung failure. An active day treatment centre offers a variety of treatments including blood transfusions, complex drug treatments and outpatient specialist palliative care consultant appointments. A specialist Lymphoedema Service provides complex Lymphoedema treatment to both inpatient and outpatients as well as home visits.

The course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs. There will be check points with water and limited refreshments on the course but competitors should plan to be largely self sufficient. A Trail Running Association permit has been applied for and the event will be held under UK Athletics rules.


I look forward to seeing you at the Clanger and would like to thank you in advance for your support.

The entry form may be downloaded below. There will not be any online entry facilites.


Noel Jones
Noel Jones,
2 Jan 2012, 13:09