The Helmdon Hurler is a gruelling (for some!) running event in Helmdon, Northamptonshire. The race covers a distance of 4.3 miles (6.92 km) and starts and finishes opposite the church at the top of Church Street (Manor Farm).
The inaugural Hurler was held on 30 August 2010 and has become an August Bank Holiday tradition in Helmdon.
The route combines the country lanes of Helmdon with the hard-surfaced "Astwell track". The route is gently undulating but not too difficult, even for beginner runners.
The Hurler record is currently held by Paddy Haynes who finished the 2015 Hurler in 23 minutes 53 seconds shaving a whole 1 second off the record set at the 2012 Hurler.
Latest...The 9th Helmdon Hurler was run on Monday 27 August 2018 starting for the first time from Manor Farm, near the church. A record 152 runners took part. The record was broken by Helmdon's own Fergus Scott in an incredible 23:48, beating the previous record of 23:53 that had stood since 2015.
The Helmdon Hurler is a fun race for everyone - young and old, males and females, fit and not so fit. Treat it as a time trial, or amble around at your own pace. The event raises money for local groups and organisations.
The ninth Helmdon Hurler will take place, as usual, on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Bring your family and join in the post run festivities and with a BBQ and a pint.
To find out more information or to enter the run visit www.resultsbase.net/event/4460
Also, you can keep up with all the Helmdon Hurler news and latest information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/helmdonhurler