Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race 2017 – Important Information for Runners
Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race. It is a good run set within the magnificent grounds of the National Trust Gibside Estate (NE16 6BG). This year’s course has a slight change to it as we can no longer use the Hollow, it is still one lap, not flat, on good tracks, paths and estate roads and is approximately 7 miles long.
The race takes place on Sunday 5th November 2017 and has a prompt 9.30am start. Parking facilities are limited, which will enable everyone to get parked easily. Alternative parking is available in Rowlands Gill. Coaches and mini buses may be accommodated if we have prior notice (number below). The estate will be open from 7.45am and runners are advised to give themselves plenty of time. It would also assist if runners could car share wherever possible.
Numbers can be collected from the registration desk from 8.15am onwards, registration will close at 9.15am. There will also be a few late entries on the day which will be available from 8.30am to 9.00am.
The Gibside Estate is at Rowlands Gill, 7 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne on the A694. Just follow the signs for Gibside Chapel and Grounds.
Gibside is a National Trust property normally subject to charges. Your race number gives you free admission and the opportunity to bring up to three other members of your family or friends too. Please do not use the Avenue to warm up as this is believed to be compacting the surface and is detrimental to the trees.
Refreshments will be available and also limited changing. Sorry, no showers.
St Johns Ambulance will be in attendance. Please ensure medical details are filled in on the back of your number. In the interests of health and safety, no one will be permitted to run with headphones.
If there was no age on the entry form then runners have been placed in the senior category.
A presentation will take place as soon as possible after the race with prizes awarded to first 3 males, first 3 females and various prizes for vet categories. Please try to stay. Proceeds from the race go to Gibside Restoration Fund, but of equal importance is that everyone enjoys the run, so best of luck on the day.
If you have any queries please contact Stewy Bell on 07525 484605