Hamsterley Moon Runner 10K

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.

Date Saturday 6th November, 2021
Distance 10K
LocationHamsterley Forest Park
Town/CityBishop Auckland
AreaCounty Durham
Start postcodeDL13 3QH
Start time6:00pm
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Your senses become razor sharp and you become aware of your heart beat 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.

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.

From an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, no disposable plastic cups and no T shirts or medals. Participants are encouraged to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different including a packet of mixed wild flower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden.


Hamsterley Forest Park

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