The 19th Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race

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Entries for this year’s 19th Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race are now open.

Sunday 18th October – Start 9:30am

Online entry can be found here

Whilst a good old fashioned paper entry form can be downloaded here

The 6ish mile course is one lap on good tracks & paths, but unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Very scenic – passing all of Gibside Estate’s landmarks.

“It’s not flat!”

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited parking at Gibside, so it is preferable that runners car share to give the maximum number of you the opportunity to park on site. You will require a pass to park within Gibside’s grounds, which you can request on entry – these will be issued on a first come first served basis. If you are not allocated a parking pass, alternative parking  can be found in Rowland’s Gill – a 10-15 minute walk away.

Once again the event will be chip timed.



Pier to Pier Bus

There is now a bus organised for this year’s Pier to Pier race on Sunday 17th May. If you haven’t already requested a seat and you would like one, then please get in touch with Sara at . A seat on the bus will cost you £7, and your payment is required by 10th May to confirm your place.

Payment can be made by bank transfer straight into the Bounders’ account – making sure you reference the payment with your name, and “Pier to Pier”. Alternatively, cash or cheques can be handed to any Committee member, as long as it’s in an envelope with your name and “Pier to Pier” on. The Bounders’ bank account details can be obtained by again dropping Sara an email at the address above.

If you haven’t done this race before, it’s a lovely 7 mile multi-terrain run along the coast from South Shields Pier, to Roker Pier, in Sunderland.

As is usual with Bounders’ away trips, there’ll be the obligatory visit to the pub, and maybe a quiz too.

Entry to the race can be found at

The Primrose Run

primroseOur annual Primrose Run will take place on Thursday 23rd April, instead of the usual 7pm session.

Starting at 7pm from Allensford car park (the one nearest the A68), this is a multi-terrain run, of just over 6 miles, around part of the beautiful Derwent Valley, in search of the wild primroses, which are just coming into bloom – This run is a perfect opportunity for anyone wanting a small taste of off-road running.

Afterwards,  the plan is to pop back to the Manor House pub, at Carterway Heads, for refreshments.