Stroud Trails Marathon and Half Marathon

Date 7 May, 2017 Starting at: 09:00
event url https://iamoutdoors.uk/allrunners-events/stroud-trail-marathon/
Venue Stroud Cornhill Market Place (& surrounding street) , Union St, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT
Distance 26.2 or 13.1

  • WHEN: Sunday 7th May 2017
  • WHERE:  Cornhill Market Place (& surrounding street) , Union St, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT
    Note: this is 100m away from previous HQ, the Town Hall)
    GL5 2JT (visit: Cornhill Market Place, Stroud )
  • RACE NUMBER COLLECTION: 7:30am onwards
  • RACE START: Marathon 9:00am/ Half Marathon 10:30am


Your marathon route begins with a short circuit of the Town Centre, before heading under the Railway Bridge and onto the Thames/Severn Canal Path towards Stonehouse, via Ebley Mill. At Ryeford the route leaves the towpath and begins the ascent on the Old Cotswold Way up onto Selsley Common, a climb of about 600ft.  Once at the top the trails head through Pen & Staney Woods and out to Coaley Peak.  From hear begins a 3 mile descent into Woodchester Park, passing the famous haunted Mansion and out into South Woodchester and the Nailsworth Valley on the disused Railway Path. About a mile later the next 600ft ascent up onto Minchinhampton Common and across to Rodborough Common and Rodborough Fort.

IMG-RodboroughFort The route now takes a steep descent from Rodborough Common towards Stroud, under the Railway Viaduct and onto the Thames/Severn Canal Path.

Note: This is where the Marathon and half marathon Route go different ways.  The Half Marathon route heads West along the Towpath and into the Town Centre.

IMG-ToadsmoorValleyThe Marathon heads East and along the Golden Valley towards Chalford.  At Brimscombe the course leaves the towpath and heads into Toadsmoor Valley and across to Chalford Hill.and on to Bisley. IMG-ViewofStroudFrom here the footpaths lead to the top of Stroud for a 1.5 Mile descent to the Finish line