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High Fells of Thrunton HM

18.03.18

18/03/2018.  Formerly known as the Thrunton Thriller, this technical half marathon is race 3 in the High Fells Trail Series.  You’ll get to run through trails not normally open to the public.  Thrunton Woods itself only allows a very small number of events to be hosted there so don’t miss your chance to strap your shoes on here.  Roots, rocks, mud and a good helping of prime Northumbrian bog awaits to test your physical and mental resolve.  There may or may not be a special ending (wink wink) and there may or may not be an extra 2 miles on the overall distance (cough!).

 

To help you around the course we’ll have a safety team on hand with good communications.  Our enthusiastic marshals will cheer you along and then laugh when you fall flat on your face in the mud.  Expect well stocked feed stations, plenty of water, fully marked course, timing and a big cheer when you’re done.  Then you can pick up your event badge (3rd of High Fells Trail Series) and technical tee when you sign out.

 

There are a wide range of categories on offer for prizes and they’ll be dished out soon after the run.  Thrunton Woods continues to hold a magical appeal for all those who have visited and draws people back time and again.  Come and experience the challenge on offer and do it with like minded individuals with beaming smiles on their faces.

 

If you’re feeling really spicy then why not do the double header and tackle the 10K night run the day before?

18/03/18

£30

Key Details

Date: 18/03/2018
Info pack: Sent out by email 1 week prior
Registration times: 7am til 9am
Run start: 9:30am
Parking: Huge forest track for parking. Free.
Prizes: Badge (3rd of High Fells Trail Series and technical tee for all. Prize categories 1/2/3/V40/V50/V60 M/F
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DISTANCE

13m

ASCENT

2100ft

GRADE

Technical

LAST ENTRY

13/03/18

Entries

Entries open via sientries here.  £30 per person.  You will get extensive safety cover, fully marked course, timing, well stocked feed stations, enthusiastic marshals, big range of prizes, finishers badge (3rd of High Fells Trail Series) and a 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

Previous experience of trail running is useful but not essential.  This is a daytime event with some technical sections.

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 two feed stations on the event to help you get round.  Expect a juicy choice of sweet and savoury stuff to get you powered up and moving again.

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 March in Thrunton Woods and although you do get nice winter days you need to be prepared for bad conditions.  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:

  • 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 Thrunton or wait for you to return at the event HQ.

Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your bog to the event but not out onto the hills. This land is cultivated for game birds and as such the land owners request that dogs do not go out with runners on the event.

What Shoes Should I Wear?

Trail or fell running shoes are highly, highly recommended. Conditions under foot could be anything from deep bog to frozen ground.

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 Wooler or Rothbury on Google for B&B’s.

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 HM