Longhorn 2023

All In It Together At A Magnificent Muddy Longhorn

Participants rose to the challenging conditions aided by excellent marshals at this inclusive event

Sunday 23 April saw runners take the bull by the horns and achieve their chosen distance in bad weather at The Longhorn. Two legged, four legged or walkers, competitors battled their way around a muddy wet course with continuous support from the marshals who remained cheerful throughout.

The word ‘indefatigable’ applies to the volunteers at Sunday’s event whose tireless efforts ensured everyone had a memorable St George’s Day at Thoresby Park.

They laughed, joked, clapped, encouraged and even danced, with the aim of keeping the participants going until the end. Their help ensured runners, walkers and dogs achieved their goals in a friendly environment with stunning scenery to boot! A bit of rain wasn’t going to stop them from completing a their chosen distance and taking home a splendid, dragon themed medal.

A favourite of SBR Events, the Longhorn is known as a well organised affair that delivers time and time again. Held at the Grade I listed Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire, participants get the opportunity to run or walk in private grounds and areas of Sherwood Forest via a marked and marshalled, mixed terrain route.

All the results can be viewed via the runABC Midlands Race Listing page.

There was a new medal this year due to the event falling on St George’s Day, free photos courtesy of Mick Hall and a free post-race massage.

It was a successful day all round despite the weather largely due to those volunteers who organisers commended post race: “You kept the runners going. You offered kindness, empathy, encouragement or just some banter to keep their spirits up. We really do have the best marshals.”

It's difficult to disagree with that sentiment!

The next SBR Event is the Grimesthorpe Gallop on Sunday 10 September. Visit the SBR Events website for more details.

Image courtesy of SBR Events.

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