The inaugural Helmdon
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 at the village pub, the Bell Inn, on Church Street.
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 Eddie O’Gorman who finished the 2013 Hurler in 23 minutes 58 seconds shaving a whole 1 second off the record he set at the 2012 Hurler.
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 seventh Helmdon Hurler will take place, as usual, on the August Bank Holiday Monday.
The Entry Form is on the relevant year page – put the date in the diary and start your training now.