Date: Sunday the 23rd of April 2017
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
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.Sundried provided the event competitors with goody bags with additional treats from trusted businesses.