Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre
Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre
Phone: 01768 778469
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
£20 (affiliated) / £22 (unaffiliated) Pre entry essential. Enter here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=9611&fbclid=IwAR3fPT4ZEtEoCAvRMijkcAycKAklaxFeXWVHv1fpwGqlr3pgu-VThFkre4Y
From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.
A 10k Head Torch Trail Race within Whinlatter Forest. The night-time adds a whole new dimension to trail running: it is both wild and peaceful at the same time. A fully marked course, this is ideal for trail novices and experienced runners alike. This is part of a series of 3 events, with the other two at Chopwell Woods & Hamsterley Forest. You can enter all 3 or just the stand alone events.
The feeling of a head torch trail run in the woods is unique. The night-time adds a whole new dimension to trail running: it is both wild and peaceful at the same time.
Your senses become razor sharp and you become aware of your heartbeat pounding in your chest. You may hear the hoot or screech of an owl, or the rustling of woodland animals in the undergrowth. In the darkness of the woodland canopy the light from your head torch will be reflected back by the eyes of deer and other creatures peering out from the safety of the deep forest.
Our Moon Runner head torch races take place in the winter months when a crisp ground frost is common. Beams of moonlight breaking through the trees can create a magical atmosphere while you run along the sparkling surface. You can experience a definite sense of isolation and remoteness, but with that come feelings of exhilaration as your feet react to changing terrain, and excitement as your senses adapt to the different sights and sounds in the darkness.
The route will be fully waymarked and is ideal for trail novices and experienced runners alike.
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