The 2017 Championship starts with a cracker. Organised by Rogue Runs, this 5 mile race will be over well marked forest paths, open grassland, a trip along the beautiful Wye Valley walk and sections through Piercefield Park. This course suits Night Race beginners. There are no serious undulations and it's smoother underfoot than most of their courses. However, it is off-road so expect some stony and rooty sections, some muddy sections and a shoe wash!
Cost: £9 (Pre-entry)
Distance and time to travel from Newport Train Station: 18miles-23minutes
Night running off-road is an exciting experience and one not to be missed. This Night Race will :
- be roughly 5 miles long
- be fully marked with over 350 specially made reflective signs and flashing arrows.
- have toilets and catering facilities
- have a running ‘sweeper’
- have First Aid Cover
- be fully Permitted and insured through the ARC.
At each event snacks and drinks will be included and in most cases further meals will be available to purchase.
For these events, a headtorch is clearly an essential item. Modern LED lights will provide all the light you'll need to run over difficult terrain. Getting a powerful light is the best way to boost your confidence and performance.
You should wear trail/fell shoes for this event (as for the XC races). It is not suitable for road shoes.
Bring a change of clothes / shoes for after the race.
For more info see the Rogue Runs website above