Moonlit Meadow Run
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Moonlit Meadow Run
Saturday 24th November 2018.
We are very excited to announce our new event, the Moonlit Meadow Run. Join us for a night run in Long Run Meadow and French Weir Park. There’s a choice of 5km or 10km routes and every participant will be rewarded with a bespoke lazer engraved wooden finishers medal.
Longrun Meadow and French weir park provide an accessible, safe and traffic free environment to enjoy the thrills of running at night flanked by the River Tone. Start by the iconic oak barn, pass by the stunning willow cathedral during your 2 laps (5km route) and 3 laps (10km route) before finishing arm’s aloft outside the beautifully built Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub (COACH). The majority of the route is on hard pack gravel and tarmac paths but watch out for those sneaky grass and wood chip sections that can get a little wet in the winter month’s (all part of the fun!).
We are very pleased to have partnered with St. Margaret’s Hospice on this event. St. Margaret’s Hospice has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for over 37 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. We are very proud to be working with them and encourage those taking part in this event to raise money for this fantastic charity! To find out more about St. Margaret’s Hospice and their work please do visit their website – www.somerset-hospice.org.uk.Sponsorship forms can be found on our downloads page and guides to set up online donation and tips to boost sponsorship can be found here.
If you are interested in this event you may also be happy to know that we are running a night trail run in October, the Selworthy Stargazer – check it out here.
Everything you need to know
Saturday 24th November, 2018
COACH centre in French Weir Park, Taunton
Registation – 18.00 – 19.15
Run brief – 19.20
Run starts – 19.30
Choice of 5km or 10km routes.
£17.50 per person
Full course details are available via our download page.
Registration will be open between 18.00 – 19.15. All entrants will need to be signed in by 19.15.
There will be a run brief at 19.20
This event is taking place in November and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have weather appropriate clothing. All runners are required to wear a head-torch – those who do not have a head torch on the night will not be allowed to enter. Check out Alpkit and Taunton Leisure to order yours. The route will be way marked and we will be using reflective markers to make it easier for them to be seen.
I’m afraid that at this event dogs are not allowed to compete. They are very welcome to join the spectators but MUST be kept under close control.
There will be trained first aiders on site and around on the route throughout the event.
This event is taking place in November and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have weather appropriate clothing. All runners are required to wear a head-torch – those who do not have a head torch on the night will not be allowed to enter. Check out Alpkit and Taunton Leisure to order yours.
There are lots of local car parks available for use. Please see here to find a convenient one for you.
The Weir Cafe at COACH will be open and serving refreshments that can be purchased.
There will be water available for runners on route.
The toilets within COACH will be available for use.
This event is taking place in November and unfortunately we cannot control the weather. Please do make sure that you are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather and the time of year. We are of course hoping to a lovely clear starry evening.
We want to see you celebrate as you cross the finish line. Then don’t forget to check back in with the team to receive your medal.
Can I borrow equipment?
Unfortunately not, you will need to provide your own head torch.
Do I have to decide on 5k or 10k now?
There are two ticket options available. Please do select the distance you wish to enter when purchasing your ticket. If you do wish to change your distance on the day then simply inform us at registration.
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You’ll find yourself scrambling up and down steep combes, crossing boggy valley heads, swimming in Pinkery Pond and going underground in this truly awesome event.
Getting to the finish line will tough but well earned and you’ll leave with a massive sense of achievement. You’ve taken on the moor and defeated it!
New for 2018!
The Triple is for those who think they’ve got the legs to conquer the Mendips, Exmoor and the Quantocks all in one year. The Triple is entry to all three of our 2018 mountain biking events and all the glory that goes with completing. Can you take on the Mendip Murmuration in June, the Exmoor Explorer in August and finish with the Quantock Quake in September?
Ticket sales for The Triple are limited. By committing to The Triple you ensure entry into all 3 events.
New Event Coming Soon!
The Mendip Murmuration is a gathering of like minded individuals coming together with a common purpose. Riding your bike through some of Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Cruising and carving over and around the Cheddar area will make for an amazing 20 or 30 mile route that will leave you wanting more.
The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 40 miles, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West England.
Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Explorer doesn’t disappoint. This iconic Exmoor cycling event was started 19 years ago and we are immensely proud to now run it.
The Quantock Quake is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 35 miles, held in the Beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset, South West England. Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Quake has it all.
Whether you choose the 20 or 35 mile route you will be able to access areas of the Quantocks usually restricted. You’ll also see some of the greatest views from and of the Quantocks and be fully supported by our friendly team.