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Dec’ the Tree Run – Sunday, 10th December

It’s ‘Dec’ the Tree’ time coming up again!

Regulars will be familiar with the format, but for all you newbies, this12 mile run will take you across fells, moorland and fields, and although mostly on good tracks, it will be very wet and boggy in places.  Ran at a easy social pace – 6 miles up, dec’ the tree, then 6 miles back.

Please come prepared for the terrain and possible adverse weather conditions, with trail shoes (or old trainers), plenty of layers, and a waterproof. Also, a change of clothing for afterwards will be handy, as you will get wet and muddy.

Meeting at 9 am, by the Punch Bowl pub in Edmundbyers, next Sunday, 10th December. Don’t forget to bring some baubles and tinsel to decorate the tree and as always, festive hats are a must!

Remembrance Day Run – Sunday 12th November

On Sunday 12th of November there will be the annual Remembrance Day run from Cow Green Reservoir in Upper Teesdale, across the fells to High Cup Nick. Stopping at 11am to place poppies on the fell, and hold a two minute silence to remember those who have died whilst serving their country.

This is quite a challenging run of approximately 14 miles, but it will be ran at a very easy pace, with plenty of stops to take in the scenery – mainly across fells and moorland, using parts of the Pennine Way. Please come prepared for the terrain and possible adverse weather conditions, with trail shoes (or old trainers), plenty of layers and a waterproof. Also, bring a change of clothing for afterwards as you will get wet and muddy! Legend has it (as some people are yet to see it for themselves, as it’s often shrouded in fog), that High Cup Nick is a massive glacial valley on the edge of the Pennines. If the weather is in our favour, it is a pretty spectacular sight.

As it will take roughly an hour to get to Cow Green Reservoir, it will be an early start. Meeting at 7.30am at Ponds Court (opposite Tesco), to arrange car-sharing. Afterwards there will be the obligatory stop-off at the Langdon Beck Hotel for refreshments, so bring some pennies, and more importantly… don’t forget your poppies!

Head Torch Run – Friday 20th October

This Friday, 20th October, there will be a head torch run down the line to Lanchester -meeting in Morrisons car park for a 6:30pm start. Open to all abilities, this will be a relaxed social run with a tail runner, so no-one gets left behind!

Be sure to bring some pennies for refreshments afterwards, in the King’s Head, and runners will need to arrange their own transport/car-sharing back to Consett.