tri-counties trail running

sole to soul running events


about us.

when did it all start.

Tricounties trail running started in the autumn of 2019 with The Race on the Chase, a 10k/HM event taking in some of the beautiful countryside where Dorset meets Hampshire and Wiltshire. With a modest entry of less than 100 runners this event provided a valuable lesson in what is needed to stage a good trail race.

It seemed I got most things right, and the friendly atmosphere and wonderful trails provided a great day’s running, oh and tea and cake at the end went down well too! Other events have now been added to our calendar, and for 2022 we have five races spread throughout the year. Distances range from 5k to ultra marathon, so something for everyone. We finish the season in December with a 19k Christmas event which provides the opportunity to join with friends for festive fun, in fancy dress if you wish.

I have a passion for trail running, and regularly compete in local events, and really enjoy the great comradery in the running community. To stage my events I do need plenty of volunteers, for a wide variety of roles, both on the day and in preparation. If you feel you could offer help please contact me, I’m happy to reward your efforts in future race entries of clothing.

latest events.

up and coming races and events.

  • The Bluebell Bash

    Sunday 5th May 9:30AM – 10:00AM 2024

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  • Sunflower Stride

    Saturday 17th August

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  • Race on the Chase

    Sunday October 13th

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  • Slow and Dirty

    Sunday December 22nd

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latest results.

latest results and news.

  • Slow & Dirty results

    Placing First Name Last Name Gender Bib Number Time 1 Roland Turnell – Ritson Male 43 1.07.37 1st Male 2 Jonathan Pillinger-cork Male 16 1.11.35 2nd Male 3 Adam Memery Male 90 1.12.29 3rd Male 4 Rich White Male 190 1.13.43 5 Trevor Elkins Male 59 1.15.31 6 Jamie Ings Male 155 1.16.01 7 Charlie…

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  • Bluebell all done for 2023!

    We have results on timing monkey. More photos can be found on Facebook, using the link below.

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  • RACE ON THE CHASE 08/10/2023

    Race on the Chase is now in its fifth year! Sorry, no dogs on the course. Any dogs at the venue or any meeting point should be always under control and please remember to bag and remove poo. TIMINGS Registration starts at 07.45. Marathon 09.00 HM 09.30 10k 10.00 VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Unfortunately, this year…

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highlights of our location..

classic english villages

If you find yourself on tarmac, the chances are you will be passing briefly through one of the charming villages in the area. With very little modern development they sport a wide variety of old cottages and farmhouses, each completely unique.

Wide open countryside

Many of our runs feature the ancient tracks that criss-cross the area, on the chalk downland these would have been the trading routes between towns and villages. On these elevated sites the views are remarkable, and you are constantly reminded of the depth of history by the sites you see and pass, these will include Iron Age Hill forts, medieval boundary banks, pre historic long barrows and much evidence of Roman occupation.

An area rich in wildlife, fauna and flora

Away from the open farmland, routes will take you through ancient woodlands and shady trails that meander down into the valleys. Every season of the year brings it’s special features, snowdrops in the spring, followed by bluebells and wild garlic.


the trail running association.

We are members of the Trail Running Association. The TRA was founded to promote and encourage participation in the athletic discipline of Trail Running, to provide facilities for such participation throughout the United Kingdom and build links with similar organisations in other countries.

Occasionally I am asked about age restrictions in our races, and under the rules of the TRA the following catogories are adhered to.

Maximum distances permitted under this rule are as follows:

Age under 12 years. 3,000m
Age 12-13 years. 5,000m
Age 13-15 years. 6,000m
Age 16 10,000m
Age 17 25,000m
Age 18-19 45,000m
Age 20 and over. No maximum distance


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Covering Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

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07860 590 488