The Westbury Wipeout
A big thank-you to all who helped out with the 2021 Murphy Clinic Westbury Wipeout earlier this month. As if organising an event with more than 200 participants wasn’t hard enough, it poured down all evening, but somehow that just added to the challenge and fun of a very muddy event.
Next year’s event is pencilled in for Monday, 4th July 2022, and if you’re not already on our new mailing list (based on entrants to this year’s event) you can sign up here (we only really need your name and email address, the other fields were for participation this year). In line with GDPR and our environmental policy, the 2019 mailing list (used to promote this year’s event) will now be buried in soft peat.
The Westbury Wipeout is a challenging multi-terrain adventure run for juniors aged between 10 (for 2021 only) and 15, taking them on a tour of the woods, streams and hills of the Blaise Castle Estate. The event is 3k (2k for eight- and nine-year-olds) and includes a long downhill section, some scrambling up banks and slopes, and plenty of splashing through water across mud, rocks, roots and steps. The course is fully marshalled.
Survivors will have to overcome ‘Roman Ramparts’, the ‘Descent of Doom’, ‘Shark Lagoon’, ‘Ditch of Destruction’, ‘Crocs Leap’, ‘Hills of Torment’, ‘Trolls Bridge’ and ‘Scramble of Hope’! (check out our survivor’s route map).
The event is not timed, as the Westbury Wipeout is all about adventure, challenge and fun. Once you start, the only way out is on your own two feet! All participants will receive a commemorative T shirt.
All participants receive a souvenir T-Shirt. We regret that there will be no souvenir medal in 2021.
- Please accept our apologies, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs (or for running spikes).
- Headphones are not to be worn.
- Parking is available and there are public toilets on site.
- Access to the club house and changing rooms will not be possible in 2021.