Club Steeplechase Summer Run

The Steeple Chase
Winchester Abbey – Kings Somborne Church – Mottisfont Abbey – Romsey Abbey
Saturday 17th June

What is it?

  • Club Summer Social run free to all RRR members
  • Four distances available – you choose which you do
  • Self-guided – run solo or with buddies
  • All four routes finish at Romsey Abbey at 2pm
  • Drink at the Cromwell Arms pub in Romsey afterwards
  • Join the Steeplechase WhatsApp group for more info and to find friends to run with

Four distance options

  • 19 ish miles – Winchester Cathedral to Romsey Abbey
  • 13 ish miles – Farley Mount to Romsey Abbey
  • 10 miles – Kings Somborne to Romsey Abbey
  • 5.5 miles – Mottisfont to Romsey Abbey
  • GPX files and maps of the four routes are linked below
  • The routes follow the Clarendon & Test Way footpaths between Winchester and Romsey and are mainly along trails with some small road sections and one or two road crossings

How it works

  • Choose the distance you want to run
  • Download the GPX/ paper map of the route
  • Work back from a 2pm finish time at the Abbey to find your start time (e.g. if it’s going to take you 4 hours to run 19 miles, then you start at Winchester Cathedral at 10am; if it’s going to take you an hour to run 5 miles then you start at Mottisfont at 1pm)
  • Sign up to the Steeplechase Whatsapp group (message Sue Stileman on 07754 701453 to join) to get the latest information/ be notified of any changes and to find friends to run with
  • Come to the Cromwell Arms pub at 2pm when you finish for a celebratory drink

Things to know

  • This is a self-guided run along (mostly) trails in the summer
  • There won’t be any marshals on the routes
  • We are not allowing dogs this year
  • There are some sections of road and some road crossings on all the routes so please take care on these (see risk assessment before running please)
  • Make sure you have the correct kit for the conditions e.g. sunhat, sunscreen and plenty of water to drink
  • Take a small first aid kit (survival blanket; plasters; antiseptic wipe; bandage)
  • Ensure you have adequate food/ water for the distance
  • Take a fully charged mobile with you in case of emergency
  • Please let us know you are running either by contacting Sue Stileman or via the Steeplechase WhatsApp group


RouteOS MapsGPX File
19 MilesHereHere
Half MarathonHereHere
10 MilesHereHere
5 MilesHereHere

Risk Assessment

The full risk assessment is available here, but the headlines are:

  • Road sections/ road crossings/ traffic – please beware of vehicles and other road users
  • Public footpaths so keep an eye out for walkers/ cyclists/ dogs/ other users of the path
  • Fields to cross- beware of any livestock that may be present
  • Roots, low-hanging branches, uneven ground, rabbit holes, vegetation, puddles, mud, stones underfoot – be aware of trip hazards
  • Hot weather – wear appropriate clothes, sunscreen, a hat and water to drink
  • Accidents/ falls- take first aid kit and notify Sue Stileman of any incidents on 07754 701453