Helmdon Hurler

Helmdon Hurler Introduction

The Helmdon Hurler is a gruelling (for some!) 4.3 miles (6.92 km) running event in Helmdon, Northamptonshire.

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 Helmdon Hurler is a fun run 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 Helmdon Hurler - 2019

And they're off for the 2019 Helmdon Hurler

Helmdon Hurler - 2019 Results

The 10th Helmdon Hurler took place on Monday 26 August 2019 with 128 runners completing the event.

Congratulations to all who took part in this 10th Anniversary event.

First Male and First Under-18 Male was Fergus Scott in a time of 23:53. This is the second year that Fergus has won both categories.

Fergust Scott

First Female was Louise Balloch in a time of 30:02.

Louise Balloch

First Under-18 Female was Josie Clarke in a time of 42:54.

Josie Clarke


The Tenth Helmdon Hurler will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August. Start and finish by the Fat Landlord pub, 29 Church Street NN13 5QJ. Bring your family and join in the post run festivities with a BBQ and a pint.

To find out more information or to enter the run, please visit www.resultsbase.net/event/4994

Also, you can keep up with all the Helmdon Hurler news and latest information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/helmdonhurler

The 2-page flyer for the 2019 event is shown below. To download a copy for printing, please click here (PDF 274KB)


The Helmdon Hurler - 2018

Helmdon Runner Wins and Sets Record Time - posted 31 August 2018

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.

As well as being overall winner, Fergus was also the Under 18 male winner. 1st Female was Ella Townsend in a time of 29.21 mins and 1st Under 18 Female was Emily Hinton in a time of 32.28 mins.

Look in the Community -> Gallery to see pictures of the winners

The full race results are now available on the Resultsbase web site.

Get ready for the Helmdon Hurler 2018 - posted May 2018

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 with a BBQ and a pint.

To find out more information or to enter the 2018 run visit www.resultsbase.net/event/4460

The Helmdon Hurler - 2017 & Earlier

The Hurler record [up to 2017] is 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.