Offa's 'Orror Information

Final details for all competitors:

We have sent an email to all pre-entrants. If you didn't receive it (or your are planning on entering on the day) you can see it here:
Final details



Chip Timing
We will be using chip timing at the race. Your chip will be attached to the back of your bib number - it looks like a small foam pad. Please do no try to remove it and do not bend it as the chip may break. No chip/broken chip = no result. Attach the bib number and chip to the front of your chest in the usual way.

Modified Route for 2017 - details here

Offa's 'Orror is a 20k multi-terrain race on and around Offa's Dyke in the beautiful Wye valley, 
close to the village of Tintern (home of the famous Cistercian Abbey). 

If you prefer your races to be characterful and challenging then Offa's Orror is for you. It's hilly. It's muddy. It's tough. And it's located in wonderful countryside.

The route is mainly on footpaths and forest trails with around 480m of climbing.
There is virtually no tarmac, so off-road shoes of some sort will probably be needed.
The course will be well marked and marshalled and there will be 4 drinks stations.


 



 



What competitors have said:

"No other race has made me ache the next day like this one did! Gorgeous scenery made the first climbs fade into insignificance .... the next climbs along with the heat began to get uncomfortable but the final climb and descent was nothing short of suicidal!!! Then the stunning run along the river for home was going well until someone stuck a cheeky last hill in right at the end just for good measure. Great organisation, great cup of tea at the end and the cakes were worth writing home about. Well done to Chepstow Harriers."

"What an event! I've have taken part in some extreme races over the years but this one tops the lot. Extremely challenging but strangely enjoyable. A real sense of achievement when crossing the finishing line. Hills, hills and more hills. It's multi terrain with a twist. I was crying out for the finish within the last 2km. The route is outstanding and the scenery is beautiful. I would definitely recommend it. If you're a beginner I would advise a bit of hill work prior."