WHEN BEER MEETS RUNNING
The beer- and-wine festival for those who like a marathon session
From Beer Miles to casual pints at the pub after a race or training session, beer has always gone hand in hand with running. Unwinding with a beer gives runners the chance to share tales of derring- do and reflect on how and why that PB was achieved or missed by a hair’s breadth. The UK’S biggest provider of adventure racing, Rat Race, is taking the beer-and-running relationship one step further this summer with a brand-new event called Barrel of Laps. Barrel of Laps is the beer-and-wine festival for those who like a marathon session. The challenge is simple.
Carry a beer barrel around a two-mile lapped course as many times as you can to earn rewards as you go. There will be on- course challenges that your barrel has to complete and you can run alone or in a team. At this event it is the barrel’s laps that count, so runners of all abilities can take on the challenge together to earn rewards. Plus, the more laps you do the more beer you’ll earn! Wrapped up inside a beer-and-wine festival, Barrel of Laps will be a grand meeting of beer and running. Organisers Rat Race are renowned for creating that big- event feel and this will be no different. With on- site camping, live music, eight wines, two types of fizz and 20 beers, this is one for the running beer lover. All of this is set inside the beautiful Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire, once home to Florence Nightingale. Don’t miss out on a classic weekend in the English countryside. It’s time to get Fizz-ical!