Dinton Pastures

April Fools Day Challenge

Wednesday 1st April 2020

No, this is not a wind up, this years Dinton Spring Challenge will be held on April Fools Day. 

A 6 hour timed challenge where you can run for as long as you want (up to 6 hours) and complete as many 3.3 mile laps as you choose on the day. 4 for a half marathon, 8 laps for a marathon  or 9+ for an ultra. Everyone completing 1 or more is a finisher and is rewarded with a medal and pick your own goody bag of treats.


The race will start and finish near the Activity centre which we have hired for registration, bag storage, toilets, changing rooms and showers. The course is almost flat, and on wide lakeside tracks which take you through the woods and around the lakes. The route can become muddy in a couple of places after heavy rain. 


The race will start at 09.00 with a cut off at 15:00 (you cannot start a lap after this time but you can complete a lap which you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours).

Getting there

4 miles from M4 junction 10

For Sat Nav use postcode RG10 0SU. From M4 Junction 10, take exit for A329M and take the Reading (E) direction, After approx. 2 miles take exit for A329 Winnersh / Woodley / Earley. Keep in the right hand lanes and take 2nd exit at roundabout (M4 Wokingham Bracknell) and again the right hand lanes for 2nd exit at next roundabout (M4 Wokingham). Now keep in left hand lane and take 1st exit to Woodley and Sonning. After app. 1 miles take 3rd exit at roundabout towards Sandford, and the 2nd right hand turn (do not take 1st right, Dinton Country Park / Aviation Museum) into Sandford Lane. The car park for the Dinton Activity Centre is approx. 0.7 miles along on the right and marked with a brown sign. (Parking is pay and display £6 per day).

By train nearest station is Winnersh 1.5 miles


What do I get?

Tea / Coffee at registration.

Toilets, changing and showers near the start/finish.
An aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and a wide range

of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A medal.

A pick your own goody bag of treats.
Timekeeper and published results.

Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be in the Activity Centre and will open from 08:15. 

You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.

Race briefing
There will be a mandatory race briefing at 08:55

Trail or Road shoes?
Either, the course in on firm paths but can be muddy in a couple of places after wet weather.


TRA Permit 3418

Event is held under UKA rules


Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020 at 9:00am
Venue: Dinton Activity Centre, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sandford Lane, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0SU
Race: 6 hour challenge

Price £35 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)


Tel: 07426004107

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