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Ampthill trophy cross country Oct 16th 2022

A challenging Cross Country course through stunning parkland.

How it all started

A number of years ago following the success of the re-launched Flitwick 10K the committee felt it would be a good idea to put on another event to keep interest up and to raise the profile of the club even further. The idea of a cross country event using Ampthill park seemed a good one as we already had useable courses and the contacts to make it relatively easy.  The decision was taken to set the date just before the cross-country season started to promote it as a warm up. As well as Senior Men's and Women's races there are races for Juniors too. Ages 9 to 16 (Under 13s 2k and Under 17s 4k)

For many years it was used by Cambridge University for their Championships.  This resulted in a very strong competition with their Senior Men winning the event twelve times. In the Women’s race Bedford's Paula Radcliffe won her first Ampthill race as and Under 15 in 1988, went on to take the Under 17 in 1989 and her two Senior wins were achieved in 1992 & 1993.  In 1997 Sir Mo Farah won the Ampthill Trophy U15 race with an amazing time of 15:37!

Set in the heart of Bedfordshire, Ampthill Park offers a tough cross country 10k course suitable for a wide range of ability levels. There are plenty of hills, grass, muddy and sandy terrain so you’ll definitely need your trail shoes for this challenging event!

We are well known for providing well organised races with lots of supportive marshals to cheer you on. There is also plenty of FREE off-street parking available around the park.

With excellent road links to Bedford, Luton, Hitchin, Milton Keynes, and surrounding areas the Ampthill Trophy Cross Country 10k is a great 10k event to get your Cross-Country season started.

race day 2022 - October 16th 2022

The Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers Trophy 10k race takes place every October.

We hope you will come and join us and have fun in a friendly environment that welcomes all abilities.

A challenging cross country course through stunning parkland.

Follow our dedicated Ampthill Trophy Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest information about the race and lots more.

Registration details for 2022 will be available soon.

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