18/03/2018 – Run under UK Athletics rules. +2GBP for unattached runners. 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 medal (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?