• Grimsthorpe Gallop

    Grimsthorpe 10 Race Series SBR Events Sundried

    Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019

    Location: Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LZ

    Event Type and Distance: 5k run, 10k run, 10-mile run, Half Marathon (13.1 miles) run

    Amenities: Entries for Canicross and British Nordic Walking, Chip timing, Regular water stations around the course for both 2 and 4 legged runners, Route fully marshalled and signposted, Distance markers, Bespoke race finishers medal for everyone, Post race massage, Race village with hot food and beverages for sale, Free onsite parking, Bespoke hoodies & t-shirts for sale

    Entry Price: £9 - £32

    Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10 minutes off the A1, this event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenge of 13.1 miles.

    The four routes take you past various delights within the private grounds including the castle, lake, tree-lined tarmac avenues, ancient woodland, and even a disused Victorian railway. The train line no longer exists, but the 10 and 13.1-mile routes travel along this section and take you to a part of the world generally unseen by the public.

    The race start/finish line will be in front of the castle along the driveway, offering a unique venue. All finishers receive a bespoke race medal!

    Posted by Alexandra Parren
  • The Longhorn Race Series

    Longhorn Race Series 5k 10k 10 mile run running Sundried

    Date: Sunday 28th April 2019

    Location: Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH

    Event Type and Distance: 5km run, 10km run, Half Marathon 13.1 miles run, Full Marathon 26.2 miles run, 60km Ultra Marathon run

    Amenities: Post race massage, trophies, prizes, medals, food and drink, chip timing, free parking, free bouncy castle for children

    Entry Price: From £10 for the 5k fun run to £55 for the 60k ultra marathon

    The Longhorn Race series will find you running over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside and forest. The terrain depends largely on the weather; in 2015 it was very dry so the ground was firm under foot, but in 2016 there was lots of rain so there were a considerable number of muddy areas.

    Nothing looks more beautiful than the sunlight streaming through the leaves in this natural area of beauty. We have devised a race that takes you into Nottinghamshire's National Nature Reserve, through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood where the woodland is dominated by native Oaks as well as other native trees including Silver Birch, Rowan, Holly and Hawthorn. The reserve is also the site of Europe's oldest Oak tree woodland, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old! It is here that the Longhorn Cattle of Thoresby Estate now roam freely, although being a very docile breed of cattle, they will be tucked away during our run race.

    Posted by Alexandra Parren
  • Thoresby10

    Sherwood Forest Thoresby10 10k 10 mile race running

    Date: Sunday 20th October 2019

    Location: Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH

    Event Type and Distance: 5k run, 10k run, 10 mile run

    Amenities: Chip timing, bespoke medals for every finisher, trophies for winners, post-race massage, race village with hot food and drinks for sale, free onsite parking.

    Entry Price: £9 - £27

    Thoresby 10 is back for its annual autumnal trail run in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Hall, north Nottinghamshire. Choose from a race over 10k or 10 miles, running along old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The 10k route is The Longhorn race in reverse, the 10-mile race is the 10k route with an extra 4 miles added through more of the estates ancient woodland. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in some of the most scenic Nottinghamshire countryside as well as the forest and past the lake.

    The Autumn colours should make this a race to remember in this natural area of beauty. The race takes you into Nottinghamshire's National Nature Reserve, through private areas that were once part of the 10,000 acres Royal Forest of Sherwood where the woodland is dominated by native Oaks as well as other native trees including Silver Birch, Rowan, Holly and Hawthorn. The reserve is also the site of Europe's oldest Oak tree plantation, containing over 1000 Oaks most of which are over 500 years old! Look out for the Longhorn Cattle of Thoresby Estate, who usually roam free in the forest, in their restricted fields for the race.

    There is also a 5k run/walk for all levels on offer. It's a different course that takes you past the beautiful church at Perlethorpe, through woodland groves and back onto the main field in front of Thoresby Hall. This event can be a gentle stroll with the family or a race to get your 5km PB. The 5km race is 2 loops of the course.

    Posted by Alexandra Parren
  • Southend Half Marathon

    Southend Half Marathon

    Date: 9th June 2019

    Location: East Beach, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9AD

    Event Type and Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles) run

    Amenities: Chip timing, medals for all competitors, sponsorship, free bag drop, paid parking, changing facilities, refreshments, sports massage, closed roads

    Entry Price: From £20

    Southend Half Marathon is a two lap, traffic-free course along the Southend coastline. The annual event is set to bring in around 5,000 participants and is always a popular local spectacle. It is always set to be a warm event, with beautiful views across the Thames Estuary for runners as they race along the fast, flat course. There are always thousands of spectators creating an electric atmosphere.

    The run begins at East Beach in Shoeburyness, Essex and loops up the closed seafront road twice and back to the starting point. The event is organised by Havens Hospices with some of the entry fee going to their charity.

    Posted by Alexandra Parren
  • Owler Marathon

    Owler Marathon Julie Rose Stadium Conningbrook Lakes

    Date: Summer Marathon – 11th August 2019 | Winter Marathon – 24th November 2019

    Location: Julie Rose Stadium, Kennington Road,  Ashford, Kent TN24 9QX 

    Event Type and distance:

    Marathon (26.2 miles) run

    Half Marathon (13.1 miles) run

    10k run

    Amenities: Bespoke finisher's medal, goodie bag, chip timing, live results, post event nutrition and athlete area, changing areas, showers, on-site cafe,  free parking.

    Entry Price: £20 - £33

    The Owler Marathon takes runners through the Conningbrook Lakes Country Park. The start and finish of the race take place at the Julie Rose Stadium, where friends and family can support you. Runners get to test their legs with this new two-lap multi-terrain run, set in the beautiful autumnal surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. 

    Posted by Alexandra Parren