Event Info

Hairy Legs is 2 loop x-country run over beautiful hills and through stunning woodland. Each loop is measured as 6 Hairy Legs km (Hairy Legs km are pure guess work as the course has not been measured). The Challenge can be completed as a Solo or in a Relay Team.

There are also events for children and teenagers. Teenage Kicks 1 (school year 7-9) and Teenage Kicks 2 (school year 10-13) will do 1 Hairy Legs Loop. Little Legs 1 (school year Reception - 3) will do 1 lap of Sheepcot Field and Little Legs 2 (schools year 4-6) 2 laps of Sheepcote field.

The race base will be at Sheepcot Recreation Field, off Gatehampton Road in Goring-on-Thames, RG8 0EN. Follow signs to the Railway station in Goring and the start is just 250m further along from there on the left hand side of the road.

There will be a free t-shirt for every participant in Hairy Legs, Teenage Kicks or Little Legs and we also plan to have a party and bbq to celebrate at the Catherine Wheel with a free Hairy Legs beer or soft drink for every participant.


Please use parking available within the village. The two best car parks are the Railway Station and the village centre car park next to the Catherine Wheel Pub. There is no parking available at the Start/Finish Area.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG THE ROAD PAST SHEEPCOT FIELD as this is part of the course and it will cause an obstruction.

Event village

The event base will be centred around the start/finish area in Sheepcot Field where you can watch all the runners come through and tackle the obstacles. Food and drink will be available along with a climbing wall to keep the children and some adults entertained.

Event Timetable

  • 09.00 - Event Village opens for coffee and bacon rolls
  • 09.10 - Registration Open for all events
  • 10.00 - Little Legs 1 start (School year Reception - 3)
  • 10.20 - Little Legs 2 start (School years 4-6)
  • 10.50 - Event Briefing: Hairy Legs, Relay Challenge and Teenage Kicks
  • 11.00 - EVENT START (Hairy Legs, Relay Challenge, Teenage Kicks 1 + 2)
  • 12.30 - Prize giving
  • 13.00 - Repair to the Catherine Wheel for light refreshments