Beating the Bounds 2019


Thank you for your interest in Beating the Bounds!

Beating the Bounds is an annual event organised by Wilmslow Support Group, taking place on Sunday 19th May 2019. The aim of the day is to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice, whilst also bringing together many different parts of the Wilmslow community. Now in its 3rd year, this event provides those who enjoy walking and cross country running with a fantastic fundraising opportunity whilst taking in the beautiful countryside within the bounds of Wilmslow. All participants will receive fantastic refreshments as described below.

What is Beating the Bounds?

Beating the bounds is an ancient custom still observed in some English and Welsh parishes. Under the name of the Gangdays the custom of going a-ganging was kept before the Norman Conquest. A group of old and young members of the community would walk the boundaries of the parish, usually led by the parish priest and church officials, to share the knowledge of where they lay, and to pray for protection and blessings for the lands.

To view the Parish Boundary for this Beating the Bounds event please see the link below.
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1020237/Parish-Boundary-finish-along-river

Different ways to take part this year

15 Mile Run -  Arrive 9:30 for 10:00 start

All runners receive:

Coffee / tea at start
Water station at half way
Lunch at finish at WRUFC

 

15 Mile Walk - Arrive after 10:15 for 10:30 / 11:00 start

(Slow walkers to start 10:30 / fast walkers at 11:00 please!)

All 15 mile walkers receive:

Coffee / tea at start
Lunch at The Merlin (half way)
3 refreshment stops
Evening BBQ at WRUFC

 

8 Mile Walk - Arrive 12:30 for start between 13:00 and 13:30

All 8 mile walkers receive:

Coffee / tea at start
Packed lunch to take on walk
Mini bus from The Merlin back to WRUFC
Evening BBQ at WRUFC

 

 

All events begin and end at Wilmslow Rugby Club on Sunday 19th May 2019.

All participants will receive a voucher entitling them to a free SPA DAY at Mottram Hall How fantastic is that!?

If you want to come along, please register below.

 

If you have any questions please contact Ned Spencer on wsgech@gmail.com or 07867 802744

Sponsorship

As your entrance fee covers the cost of the event, we do ask that everyone tries to raise at least £30 of sponsorship. Every penny you raise really does make a huge difference in helping us to provide essential care in your local community.

Alternatively, if you'd rather not raise sponsorship money, you are able to make a donation to the Hospice of £30 when you book your place. Thank you so much for your support.