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High Fells of Thrunton 10K

17.03.2018

17/03/2018.  Night running comes to Thrunton!  This atmospheric woods will be transformed as you run under dark skies.  Branches will reach out to you as you twist and turn on the tight trails.  Once out on the fells the skies open and on a clear night it will be filled with stars.  Not that you’ll have time to look as the ground is constantly requiring your full attention.

 

Clearly when I say 10K I don’t mean it!  This event has ran a few times and it’s more like 8 miles than 6 so be prepared.  Night running on a course like this requires a certain level of competence so some experience would be a good idea.  We’ll have an extended safety team on hand to guide you round the course and respond to any incidents should they occur.  We use a comprehensive communications system to keep contact.

 

The terrain is is technical in that you’ll traverse roots, rocks and mud aplenty.  Even on the nice open crag tops you’ll find paths strewn with rocks so please pay attention.

17/03/18

£25

Key Details

Date: 17/03/2018
Info pack: Sent out by email 1 week prior
Registration times: 3pm til 5pm
Run start: 5:30pm
Parking: Huge forest track for parking. Free.
Prizes: Badge 2 of High Fell Trail Series and technical tee for all. Prize categories 1/2/3/V40/V50/V60 M/F
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DISTANCE

10K (cough!)

ASCENT

1500ft

GRADE

Technical/ Night

LAST ENTRY

13/03/18

Entries

Entries open via sientries here.  £25 per person.  You will get extensive safety cover, electronic timing, well stocked feed station, finishers medal 2 of the High Fell Trail Series and an event technical tee.  Please read the full terms and conditions here before entering.  Just to be clear, there are no transfers, deferrals or refunds for this event.

Cut-Offs

There are no cut-offs for this event.  Take as long as you like.  We reserve the right to take you out of the event on safety or medical grounds.

Experience

Some experience of night running is useful but not essential.  A good torch is an essential tool for the job.

Route Marking

The route will be fully marked.  A GPX file will be sent out in the info pack 1 week prior to the event.

Checkpoints

There will be one checkpoint and this will be just prior to the whopper climb up onto the crags.

Medical Info

If you have any medical conditions you must tell us in advance of the run. A professional medical team will be on site to deal with major incidents. First aiders can also be found around the course. Each runner will be given essential safety info to take round with them that has key details on it. Mountain Rescue are informed of the event. The nearest hospital is Cramlington Accident and Emergency Hospital.

Mandatory Kit

This is night running in March and although you do get calm nights you need to also be prepared for bad conditions. This can range from hail to snow to high winds. The run won’t be called off due to bad weather (lightning apart) so you’ll just have to deal with it. Here’s your list:

  • Good torch or head torch.  I often take both.
  • Enough fluid for 2 hours of running
  • Emergency whistle
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket/gillet (can be one jacket)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Leg cover either in the form of running tights or waterproof covers.
  • Emergency survival bag – the plastic kind are just find and cheap as chips.
  • Food of your choice.
  • Mobile phone. It will only work when high up but it can be a vital lifeline in an emergency.
  • OS Map OL332 1:25,000

This kit will be checked before the run starts as no chances will be taken out on the hill.

Map

Due to the sensitivity of the land access arrangement no map is given until just prior to the event in the info pack.

FAQ

Got something on your mind? We might be able to help you here:

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes. All participants must enter in advance using our online booking. For registration info please see above.

Will we receive a map of the route?

You will be sent the map as part of the runner information pack around 1 week prior to the event. There will be a map of the route on display in the registration area. The route will be well marked but in the event of any issue refer to your map. The route is well sign posted with marshals at key points.

Are there Age Limits for Participants?

Yes. All runners must be 17 or over.

Should I bring my family?

Why not. They can walk around the course to see you or hang about at the start/finish area for your return.

Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your bog to the event but not out onto the hills. Our insurance is now very strict about not allowing dogs out on the event.

What Shoes Should I Wear?

Trail or fell running shoes are highly, highly recommended. Conditions under foot could be slippy including roots, rocks and plenty of mud..

Can we stay the night before?

There are plenty of places to stay in the area should you be travelling from further afield. Have a look at Longframlington, Wooler or Rothbury on Google for B&B’s.  Tomlinsons Cafe and Bunkrooms is a good shout.

Do I need a support team?

No. We will man the event and make sure you get round OK. You will need to bring essentials such as a kit list/compulsory items mentioned above.

What happens if I drop out?

We encourage anyone to try as hard as they can but there is no point in going beyond your limits. Injury, fitness or even a family emergency may mean you have to leave the event. If this happens on the course please go to the nearest checkpoint/marshal and let them know you are dropping out. If you only go to one checkpoint please try and make it the registration area as this is the final count of who has finished and left the area. If you don’t then we’ll presume you are missing and go on a man hunt! Always sign out of the event.

High Fells of Thrunton 10K