The Hanham Horror

The Hanham Horror

Dear Hanham Horror 2020 Entrants
As you are well aware, earlier this year we had to make a very sad decision not to go ahead with the April race due to the coronavirus pandemic. At that time I naively advised that the race would be postponed till later this year on a date to be determined.
We are now in August and are sadly not in a position to re-schedule this race this year due to uncertainty with what the next few months will bring. Along with this we rely heavily on the support of dozens of marshals and helpers from our running club and do not feel it is fair to ask this of them at this point in time.
Adding to this, we do not feel it would be the spirit of the Hanham Horror if we were to put on a socially distanced, staggered start race without all the comradery and excitement of our usual race.
The bad news is that due to the costs we have already committed (including medals and chip timing services), we will not be able to offer refunds or defer entries – I wish we could, but at the end of the day we are not a large race organization, we are a small running club with limited funds. This is in line with the terms and conditions of your race entry.
The good news is, that (unlike 2018..) your medals have arrived and I would love you all to join in our virtual Hanham Horror and receive your medal to wear with pride. We will be re-opening entries so that your friends and running buddies can also join the virtual event, but rest assured your race entry is confirmed (just now virtually!). There will also be the opportunity to get your hands on a very limited number of 2018 and 2019 medals if your collection is lacking these.
We will set-up the virtual race group on Facebook with full details published there – in addition I will share an email option so those of you who are not facebookers are not left out. It’ll be great to see you all out running safely and finally receiving your medals!
I am sorry for those of you that are disappointed by this news and I really hoped we could continue as normal, I hope you all understand why we have had to make this decision. Any questions, please do email me – I’m quite happy to be contacted at any time.
HH Race Director
HH Virtual Race
Please note - You do not need to re-enter, your place has been automatically transferred.
So the rules are simple!!
You have until the end of September to complete your 5.5 (ish) mile multi-terrain/off-road run and share your evidence either to our Facebook group ( or via email (to me at Extra photos of the views, your outfit, any wildlife on route and of course the obligatory selfie will be welcomed and there may even be extra prizes if they are especially good!!
If one of your friends, family or kids (or even the dog!) want to join in and earn their medal they can enter online at the link below. There is also the option to run for one of our previous medals if these are missing from your collection:
Online entries close when we are sold out - or at the end of September - whichever the soonest. Medals will be posted out throughout August, September and October.

Race HQ:
The Swan Inn,
Conham Hill,
BS15 3AP

Venue facilities - Baggage store, toilets, parking within walking distance.
For maps and directions on how to get to The Swan Inn, Conham Hill, click here.


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