SPIRIT of Monmouth Running Club organisers are expecting around 300 runners in the 10th annual Kymin Dash this Sunday (April 14).  

The seven-mile race will start at 11am, with the “lung-busting” sprint up the summit of the Kymin before looping back through fields and picturesque forest tracks culminating in a long flat stretch beside the Wye along Hadnock Road.  

“I believe runners of all abilities will get an enormous sense of achievement when they reach the top of the Kymin,” said Barry Burns, SoM chairman.

He thanked Kymin and Haddock Road residents for their “continued support and understanding” of the event.  

The runners will be vying to break the course records set by Huw Evans (39mins 50secs) and Emma Wookey (44mins 32secs) in 2015.  

Entries online cost £15 until April 8, but late entries can be taken on the day in cash for £20. 

For those more interested in coming to support, hot drinks will be available at Monmouth School sports complex throughout the race. 

All proceeds will go a local charity and there will be a collection for the Monmouth and District Food Bank.