Club Races/Entries

photo-newWe organise two races during the year. One off road race ‘The Ironwood Challenge’ 10k(ish) in February and  a road race ‘The Beer & Banger’ 10k in June which are organised by NRC members.

Each race offers a different terrain and challenge and are open to runners of all levels and abilities, all of our races are fully marshalled and well signed with full first aid cover, water stops and refreshments at the finish line.


The Ironwood challenge 10K 

The Ironwood 10k is our season opener and is a circular 6 mile run starting at Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, BS41 9DP. From here the route climbs steadily up into the surrounding woodland and then across a few open fields to take in the local scenery before heading back into the forestry commission woodland, where the route passes through an old quarry (a little climb) down the odd hill (and of course back up), before crossing open farmland to finish back at the Centre. A challenging and fulfilling run with fine views thrown in for good measure. The course is fully marshalled. Free parking, showers, baggage store, First Aid and refreshments. 

We have received a link to a fab video provided by Jez Ivens, one of the runners at Ironwood 2020, which you may all enjoy.

Race Director:  Jim Wemyss

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The “Beer and Banger” 10k – June 28 2024

Join us for an exhilarating race on our very own home turf at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club. Unlike our other events, this 10k race takes place mainly on the road, providing a unique experience. The route begins at the rugby club, leading runners up Engine Lane and onto the scenic countryside lanes surrounding Nailsea. After a refreshing stretch along Youngwood Lane, participants will return to the outskirts of Nailsea for two laps of the course, featuring a gentle incline to keep things interesting. The final leg takes runners back down Engine Lane, culminating in a triumphant finish at the rugby club. It’s the perfect opportunity to challenge your personal best in a fast-paced 10k road race.

To celebrate your achievement, we’ll be offering a delicious banger in a bun and a refreshing pint (or a choice of a soft drink) to every participant who crosses the finish line. Additionally, there will be a fully stocked bar and refreshments available to keep everyone energized and hydrated throughout the event.

Race Director: Jim Wemyss

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