Harder than Snails

  • 27 Jun 2018
  • Surrey - See Map
  • Running
  • From £6.00

2 reviews - See Reviews

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About this challenge

This event is a 5km, 10k or 15k cross-country run. This epic course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey. You'll encounter rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland. There's also a mini 2km route for kids! You'll feel leaves crunching underfoot, the wind in your hair as you bound across beautiful countryside. This is an awesome venue for one of the finest cross-country events on the calendar. Enter early to avoid disappointment - you'll need to be hardassnails!

More Information

Please collect your race number and timing chip from Shalford Park, where there will also be a secure bag drop on the day. Nothing will be sent to you in the post. 

Guildford train station is a brisk 10-minute jog. Alternatively, there will be free parking if you drive on the day. 

There will be a water station at the 5km mark and at the finish line. The course is also clearly marked for the whole distance.

A medal is awarded to every finisher. Additional prizes for top 3 placers for both male and female categories.
course : 27 Jun 2018

10km Course

From - £20.00

Starts - 18:30

A Glorious 10km woodland run through the trees and paths of the North Downs. A snail-shaped medal is awarded to all finishers!

course : 27 Jun 2018

15km Course

From - £25.00

Starts - 18:30

Fancy a challenge? Enter into this 15km race across the iconic Downs in Surrey. A snail-shaped medal is awarded to all finishers!

course : 27 Jun 2018

5km Course

From - £16.00

Starts - 18:30

This 5km cross country course takes in hilly woodland tracks through pine forests and open paths across the fields of the North Downs, Surrey. A snail-shaped medal is awarded to all finishers!

course : 27 Jun 2018

Kids Entry

From - £6.00

Starts - 18:30

A 2km kids’ run for little ones keen to explore the woods!

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Harder than Snails

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Shalford Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU48AA, GB

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2 reviews

Cat Wallman

Not for the faint hearted! You've got to love AAT events. You know there will be multiple hills of varying nastiness, technical trails, beautiful scenery, great marshals and legendary brownies. Theres also always a really friendly atmosphere and support for all abilities. This was my first Hard as Snails but it's like a summer version of the sell-out G3 races and popular enough to warrant a 2nd running next month. And so, despite being slow and whinging about St Martha's, I know there's an inevitability that I'll be back for Round 2 (helped by the promise of a matching, bespoke medal and those brownies). Go on, give it a go - but for optimal enjoyment I recommend you don't take it too seriously. You'll still have earned bragging rights - more so for being on a week night.

Participated: June 2017
  • Challenge
  • 15km Course Course

Richard Shelldrake

Nice hilly, woodland weekday evening run - great flapjacks !nEnjoyed this one, ran for the first time last year - again super organisation, small field so really friendly and informal. Awesome medal at the end, and fab end of race flapjacks, brownies and bananas, oh and water ! The route is a really nice woodland run, with some tough sandy hills up to St Martha's church, out beyond to Newlands corner and then back.

Participated: June 2017
  • Challenge
  • 15km Course Course

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