The 2017 Gibbet Challenge

“This could become a cult classic…”

The Gibbet Challenge is a scenic 10K race in the beautiful countryside around Inkpen, West Berkshire with the ethos of having ‘a bit of fun combined with a bit of a challenge’. The race starts and ends at Inkpen Memorial Playing Fields with a multi-terrain route which includes an energetic, though not overwhelming, climb up to Walbury Hill and Combe Gibbet to enjoy the spectacular views.

Proceeds from the event go to the Inkpen sports clubs with the aim of encouraging sporting activities within the village.

The race start time is 10:30am. The children’s race will begin immediately after the main and run over a course of approximately 1Km.

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Well done to all the runners who took part in the 2017 Gibbet Challenge!

The race results are here.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors, the volunteers who helped with the
organisation and marshalling, and the spectators who enthusiastically
supported the runners.

Gibbet Challenge 2014

Gibbet Challenge 2014

Runner's World Rating

“Great course, superb marshals, lovely atmosphere and a cracking beer to finish – what more could anyone possibly want!!!”

“If you fancy a hilly challenge in some great countryside try this one”

“Beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere!”

“Great scenery, challenging course, well organised and marshalled”

“Great mix of road and tracks exploring the hilliest parts of Berkshire!”

“Beautiful scenery, great value, hard work!”

“Great back to basics scenic race”

“Friendly, well organised and great value, including free beer”

“Tough race but great marshalling and very friendly.”

“Challenging but fun race – followed by a free pint of beer!”

“Gorgeous, splendid, hard!”

“A wonderful sense of camaraderie which helped conquer the challenging but beautiful scenery!”