Rogue Runs is a running event enterprise established in 2013 by Andy Creber and Paul Dodd.
Both are active runners who've been part of the running scene in the South West and East Wales for more years than they'd like to admit. They are both currently members of Chepstow Harriers. When they're not injured you will find them out most weekends taking part in a variety of running events both near and far: road races of all types and distances (well... maybe not Andy), fell races, multi-terrain events, cross country, 'ultra' type challenges, orienteering, obstacle type events, mountain marathons (probably over 75 between them), adventure races, duathlons etc etc. You get the picture, they're running crazy! When they go on holiday they go running!
As well as participating in runs, they've been involved in the organisation of them for many years - from small friendly club fun runs to large well established events that attract thousands of runners. During this time they have taken on a variety of roles that between them span the whole organisational spectrum.
They launched Rogue Runs in 2013 with a series of off-road Night Runs in the Forest of Dean and Chepstow area. In 2014 a number of daytime off-road events were added: Gilwern Grunt, Bluebell Blunder, Black Mountain Mini-Mountain Marathon... and the inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon (with over 2500 entrants). In 2015 and 2016 the 20:20 Fission and the Severn Bridge 5 Night Race were set up and in recent years there is now the Wyedean Relay, Piercefield Park Time Trial, Wye Valley Wander and Shepperdine Marathon/5 Miler.
In 2017 Rogue Runs started to provide 3rd party timing services for other events using our chip timing equipment and bespoke results software. In 2019 the Rogue Runs team organized, helped at or timed 37 events in the year.
Nowadays we have a core team made up of a further 4 members: Cherry Fowler, Mike and Denise Evans and Bryan Stadden - all of whom are vital in ensuring we deliver well organised, friendly and successful events.
...by runners for runners.
We have a very broad experience of organising and participating in running events and feel we know what it takes to make a running event special. We aim:
To give you events that will inspire, motivate and challenge you
To broaden your running experience and help you acquire new skills
To put a smile on your face
We also believe that:
every participant is important (and not just the quick ones)
a fast and efficient results service is essential - we have our own chip timing system that enables us to project live results on a screen and ensure that there are web based results the same day.
the race route is key to running satisfaction - it needs to be interesting, varied, scenic and challenging (where appropriate)