Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10K

Midsummer In Lyme

This testing trail race is the perfect way to make the most of a midsummer evening...

Following two very successful years, Run North West are going for third time lucky with the Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10K on 18 June this year. The event is a midsummer evening trail race where those taking part can test themselves through the trails and hills of Lyme Park in Cheshire. The race is a perfect way to enjoy a midsummer evening with beautiful views and sunsets guaranteed.

The course starts outside the impressive entrance to the main hall and is a tough undulating 10K with a mixture of grass, trail and road running. Organisers say: "The course is suitable for all abilities and is a perfect introduction to a more hilly trail experience for beginners. Enjoy the sights of Lyme and look out for the deer and cattle along the way!"

The first mile is mainly downhill and is then followed by a short sharp climb past the infamous Cage with amazing views over Manchester. Another flatter one mile section then leads to the second climb which takes participants to the race summit and then into the woods past The Lantern building.

The second half of the course involves more gentle undulations and downhill sections before descending to the finish at the Timber Yard (only 100m from the start). Here runners will be awarded with their fantastic medal.

Lyme is a National Trust venue with a glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. The 1,400-acre grounds encompass formal gardens, ancient woodland and rugged moors, with various fascinating follies to explore. Younger members of the family will enjoy adventure park - Crow Wood which is the perfect place for smaller adventurers to run, skip and slide.

A variety of refreshments and food vendors will be available at the Timber Yard (next to the finish line a few hundred metres from the start) to allow you to make the most of this fantastic midsummer evening event!

If you'd like to know more, visit the Run North West website.

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