· Wild Night Run, The Wild Night Run, the South West’s toughest Night Race returns centred this year on the Old School Community Centre, South Brent. The run has two options (see route maps: www.wildnightrun.co.uk/wild-night-run-maps/)
- 10 miles wild night run (18+) Registration: 6:00pm; Start time: 7:30pm; Cut Off Time:10:15pm - The first five miles is mainly uphill following the river to Shipley Bridge with one or two brief descents to give you some respite. There is then a tarmac section (though still slightly uphill) before you get out onto Dartmoor. Blizzards, nearly waist deep bogs – you’ll find them all in this section of the course. The second half is mainly downhill but with a couple of short sharp climbs to keep you on your toes including the notorious and very muddy Brent Hill. This is a tough race and not for the faint-hearted. Matching your half marathon time on a flat track is not easy!
- 5 mile mild night run (16+): Registration: 6:00pm; Start time: 7:30pm; Cut Off Time:9:30pm - Still wild, following the stunning river path from South Brent to Shipley Bridge, mainly uphill with a couple of short downs, then looping round to descend a steep rocky track (care needed) before re-joining the last section of the river path. Still challenging but aimed at less experienced runners.
in aid of three local charities: The Plymouth Guild, which supports people in Plymouth with information, advice and practical support, Farms for City Children (which provides learning opportunities for deprived inner city children and Jessie May (a Bristol based charity, which offers assistance to carers of seriously ill children).
There is a range of prizes in various categories and also an optional team competition. Race entry includes: electronic chip timing, fully marked out course using poles, arrows & flashing lights , feed station, engraved birchwood finisher’s medal, bottled water for all finishers. Head torches are obligatory, but will be on sale from one of the sponsors Petzl. For more information and to register, see: www.wildnightrun.co.uk/the-races/the-wild-night-run/.