One of your most important pieces of kit for a nighttime trail run will be a high-quality head torch. Please wear clothing that you are comfortable running in but also suitable for the weather conditions and the significant climatic changes that can take place over the duration of the event at this time of year.
- Off-road trainers/trail shoes.
- Headtorch (check this is fully charged)
- Full body cover (either worn or carried) including waterproof jacket
- Mobile phone. It can be a vital lifeline in an emergency.
- Emergency foil space blanket
- Emergency whistle
- Enough fluid/nutrition for a 10 mile run
We rely on you using your own experience and judgement about what additional equipment you may want to bring.
The 10 mile course is a single loop that will start from Haugh Car Park (300m from Newcastle House Hotel) and finish at Newcastle House Hotel in Rothbury. The route follows paths and trails as it climbs the top of Simonside Crag which is almost the midway point then after the short but steep descent from the top of the crags (approach with caution), the route snakes through woodland trails before descending down the trail back into Rothbury. The course will be marshalled as well as having directional signs and tape on course. The trails are a mixture of gravel and trail paths with some rocky sections to negotiate, so please note that appropriate trail shoes must be worn, road running shoes will not be suitable for this event.
There will be one feed station on the course which doubles up as the 2 mile & 7.5 mile distances that will provide water and Scooby snacks.
The event is a non-competitive run and will not use chip timing, however, we will record finish times and will make these available after the event on the website. Please ensure your run number is visible after you cross the finish line. If you drop out of the event at any time after you have registered and collected your run number, then you must go to the nearest checkpoint/marshal or Registration and let them know you are dropping out. We will have a final count of who has finished so if you drop out and don’t notify us then we’ll presume you are missing and a lot of people will start looking for you!
Refreshments at the finish
All finishers can enjoy a complimentary cup of hot spiced wine and throughout the evening Newcastle House Hotel will have available a variety of refreshments, including hot food. If you would like hot food after you have finished, then we’d advise that you pre-order before the run to avoid disappointment.
Got something on your mind such as what to do it you spot a Duergar? Our FAQ page might have the answer.