RUNNER Kurt Dusterhoff has taken his desire to explore the trails of the Vale and Cotswolds in a new direction.

He has formed Cotswold Running to organise trail races and bring some of his favourite routes around Broadway, Snowshill, Evesham, Bredon and beyond to a wider audience.

The runs will range from 10 kilometres to over 100 miles and be way-marked.

Texas-born Dusterhoff, the Evesham Vale Running Club coach, said: “I run many of these trails regularly and have often thought they would provide some great race routes.

“In the end, I decided to create the races myself.”

The Broadway Tower Halfmarathon and Marathon is planned for November 3 followed by the Naunton 19 on January 13, Donnington Way 105 and Relay on February 2 and the Evesham Ultra and Half-marathon on April 21.