Ready, spuddy, go

Don’t be a couch potato, join howies this summer on The Spud Run; a fun trail run around the Marloes headland on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path in west Wales.

We’ll be running the same scenic 10k route as last year, but as it’s our 25th birthday we’ve also added the option of doing a 25k run, if you’re feeling brave.

There will be prizes of a 20kg sack of Trehill Farm potatoes for first place, 10kg for second, 5kg for third plus spot prizes from howies.

Skinny fries or chunky wedges

The Spud Run is open to runners of all abilities, from first-timers and beginners to experts and club runners, all with an emphasis on fun, rather than elbowing one another to gain 0.3 seconds (nobody will be breaking any world records).

Prizes include a 20kg bag of Trehill Farm potatoes for first place, a 10kg bag for second and 5kg for third, plus spot prizes from howies.

Entry is £25 or if you are a UK affiliated run licence holder you can enter for £23. To butter you up, included in the fee is a howies Spud Run t-shirt, made from nice organic cotton. And any long run requires a reward at the end, so there’s tea, coffee and cake for everyone at the finish line courtesy of Runwayskiln.

Note: You’ll pick up your race number and timing ‘chip’ on the day.

The root

Your route will be a rugged loop of undulating singletrack, starting at Runwayskiln, Marloes SA62 3BH, taking you along the grassy trails of the coast path, with rocky sections, river crossings, steps and lots of other fun stuff, then along the beach at Marloes Sands. The 25k route includes an extra section with a jaunt around the lighthouse at St Anne’s Head.

It’s not often you get to run an event like this in such a stunning location, so don’t forget to soak up the views along the way, take your time and enjoy yourself... and try not to run out of steam.

View on a Google Map.


Why not make a weekend of it? There’s camping with lovely sea views for tents and vans at nearby West Hook Farm, or try Foxdale Guesthouse. There are also two guest rooms at Runwayskiln.

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