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Forestry Commission

Forestry series includes top northern trails

As part of their centenary celebrations, the Forestry Commission has launched a series of 10ks across the country and is inviting runners to take part. The commission has identified 16 beautiful routes across England, including Dalby Forest, Hamsterley Forest and Whinlatter Forest.

This new series is organised through co-ordination with Nice Work who have 30 years experience in race management. Coupled with the Forestry Commission’s 100 years in extistence, the partnership represents an enticing joining of forces for runners.

The northern events kick off in County Durham at Hamsterley Forest (Sunday 7 April), moves onto the Lake District and Whinlatter Forest (Sunday 12 May) and concludes at Dalby (North Yorkshire) the following Sunday. Runners have the opportunity to enter any individual 10k or have a go for the Forestry 100 challenge and run 100km via 10 races of their choosing.

Every 10k race is different: there are flat, gravel tracks, fast downhill sections, rolling switchbacks, hard stone paths and hills – short and steep or long and gradual. But what they all have in common is glorious views of the countryside.

There are prizes for the leading men and women in the series, an exclusive technical T-shirt for the Forestry 100 challengers and a bespoke wooden medal for all finishers.

Further information is available here.

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