Rogue Runs is a running event enterprise established in 2013 by Andy Creber and Paul Dodd.
We are both active runners who've been part of the running scene in the South West and East Wales for more years than we'd like to admit. We are both currently members of Chepstow Harriers. When we're not injured you will find us 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 us), adventure races, duathlons etc etc. You get the picture, we're running crazy! When we go on holiday we go running!
As well as participating in runs, we'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 we have taken on a variety of roles that between us span the whole organisational spectrum.
In 2013 we launched our venture with a series of off-road Night Runs in the Forest of Dean and Chepstow area - the format of which are very close to our hearts. In 2014 we organised a number of daytime off-road events: Gilwern Grunt, Bluebell Blunder, Black Mountain Mini-Mountain Marathon... and the inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon (with over 2500 entrants). In 2015 and 2016 we added the 20:20 Fission and the Severn Bridge 5 Night Race to our portfolio. In recent years we have added the Wyedean Relay, Piercefield Park Time Trial, Wye Valley Wander and Shepperdine Marathon/5 Miler.
In 2017 we started to provide 3rd party timing services for other events using our chip timing equipment and bespoke results software. In 2019 we organized, helped at or timed 37 events in the year.
Nowadays we have a core team made up of of a further 4 members (runners) who 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)