SWASHBUCKLER MIDDLE DISTANCE - 12th May 2019
FORESTMAN FULL, LONG OR MIDDLE - 26th May 2019
5k, 10k or Partners Race trail run on the estate at Breamore House near Fordingbridge.
The route is a 5k lap so 2 laps for the 10k and in the Partner's Race each person runs a 5k lap!
Medals plus tea and cake for all runners afterwards!
Well done everyone who completed the races! Race photos are now available at CharlesWhittonPhotography
Thank you to our wonderful marshals, the results are now available:
Joanne and Richard are delighted to be able to confirm course details for "ForestMan" (Iron Distance), BoskMan (Long Distance) and New Forest Middle Distance Triathlons on May 26th next year.
These will be our final three events after 15 plus years of organising multi sport and running events in the New Forest.
Race HQ, Transitions and Finish line will all be located at Moyles Court School (venue for our first ever open water triathlons).
The swims will be at Ellingham Lake which boasts some of the best swimming conditions and water clarity in the UK with the cycle routes incorporating scenic New Forest lanes and two ascents ( ForestMen) of the beautiful Boldrewood Ornamental Drive.
The runs start and finish on quiet roads but for the ForestMen the main section will be three "out and back" laps of the traditional undulating route along Hampton Ridge. Less demanding, probably, than the original ForestMan route....but hey, we're all a few years older now!
Boskman and Middle Distance athletes will do "just " one "out and back lap" before heading back to the Finish.
All courses are super accurate: see links below with aid stations every 20 miles on the bike and 1.5 miles on the run.
We're aiming to make our final race day a very special occasion and hope to see as many past competitors as possible at the event along with newcomers to the sport
Many of you will be aware that Joanne and Richard plan to “retire” from event organisation at the end of May next year after SwashBuckler and ForestMan Festival 2019. Given the number of events we have run annually for over fifteen years we have, unsurprisingly, had many queries from our athletes about what will happen thereafter.
We are, therefore, delighted to be able to announce that “Challenging Events” will be taking over the organisation of events out of Ellingham and Bucklers from June 2019 with their inaugural New Forest Triathlons scheduled for June 2nd at Moyles Ct / Ellingham.
It’s great news to have found a local company prepared to keep “our series” alive: a feel for what works within the constraints of the area is key to operating within the National Park and we are confident that the enthusiasm and expertise they bring will see the races go from strength to strength in future years.
In the mean time we will be working closely with them to ensure a smooth handover and we hope to see as many of you as possible at one of our last three race weekends:
Sept 2nd 2018 Novice/Sprint, Standard and Middle at Ellingham
May 12th 2019 SwashBuckler at Bucklers Hard
May 26th 2019 ForestMan (Full Iron Distance)
BoskMan (Long Distance)…ideal training event for IM
ForestMan Middle Distance.
On April 13th April 2003 RaceNewForest’s first event took place: a long duathlon based at Avon Tyrrell with a small but enthusiastic field.
Little did we know!
15 years and over 120 races later Joanne and I have decided that 2019 will be our last season of event management
Over the years we have been fortunate to have been able to call on the best marshals; we’ve been grateful to have attracted the most loyal of competitors and raced at some of the most beautiful venues. We’ve made many friends and shared in any number of dramatic and emotional moments.
So, as those of you who were at SwashBuckler this year will already know, the 2019 season will be our last and the race programme will comprise SwashBuckler at Bucklers Hard on May 12th: ForestMan, BoskMan and ForestMan Middle Distance out of Moyles Court/Ellingham on May 26th .
Entries will go live Monday 11th June.
Since announcing our “retirement” we have been overwhelmed by the level of support and so grateful for so many kind wishes. It will be great to see as many of our regulars as possible at the races during the rest of this season and May/June next year so we can express our gratitude in person for your loyalty.!!
We have also had a couple of race organisers express an interest in keeping the events running once we’re gone and we are optimistic that this will happen, so
will keep you all posted once we have news.
Hoping to see as many old (and new) friends at the races.
Thank-you all so much for all the memories,
Joanne and Richard
We are in the process of updating our race maps with new software from GPSies.
You'll now be able to download our courses as PDF & GPX formats, see profiles & other details.
Details on each race page or see the full set here: Tracks of Race New Forest GPSies