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.