Great Western Runners

GWR Towpath Series

Unfortunately we can no longer use the Bedminster Cricket Club as Race HQ, which means that Race HQ will now be down by the start/finish area at the Ashton Gate Underpass.

Toilet tents will be provided, as they have been for the last couple of races, by the start/finish area.

Car parking is either at Ashton Court Estate at a charge of £1.20 per car, or by the Greville Smyth Park and walk through to the start/finish area.

Presentations will take place once race results have been compiled and these will also be by the start/finish area.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by circumstances which are beyond our control.


This is a highly popular series of 10K events (with a 5K to finish off with!). Whether you feel up to the challenge of all five races or just want to enter one or two when you have a spare Friday night, please do come along.




The GWR Towpath Series consists of four 10K races and a final 5K held between May and August. 

In addition a mob match between Avon AA clubs is held in the middle of the series

Race Timetable

  • 18:30’ish : Race Information opens (traffic permitting)
  • 19:30 : Start Of The Race
  • 19:30 : 21:00 : (approx.) Race Presentations, followed by the Spot Prize draw at “BEDMINSTER CRICKET CLUB”.
    This all starts after the last runner has finished, and the course has been cleared down.
    Remember, you have to be there in person to collect any Race Winner or Spot Prize,
    otherwise the cry goes up “He’s gone home!” and it gets redrawn

The 2016 races are as follows:

Race 1 10K  Friday May 20th 2016 
Race 2 10K  Friday June 10th 2016 
Race 3 10K  Friday July 1st 2016 
Mob Match 10K XXXXXXXXX (by invitation only)
Race 4 10K  Friday July 29th 2015
Race 5   5K  Friday August 19th 2015


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Postal Entry Prices are:
To enter all 5 races in the series £35 affiliated*/£37 unaffiliated
Per race entry is £8 affiliated*/£10 unaffiliated
(*Affiliation is to either ARC or UKA)


Entries on the night (if available) +£1

The race limit per race is 400

Due to the off-road nature of the course it is not considered suitable for wheelchairs - sorry.

Race Permit: ARC 14/169

Statements of Course Measurement: 06/313 and 06/314
Held under ARC Rules for Competition

Category Prizes for:

Male: First 3, Masters First 40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75
Female: First 3, Master First 40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75

Series category based on age as at date of Race One
Four out of five races to count
Results calculated on finish position