Club members are being invited to take part in a multi-terrain run around Morpeth on New Year's Day - the traditional date of the club's annual winter road race.
After a year in which the traditional race calendar has been decimated due to Covid, the club is pleased to be organising a special one-off free event for members only on 1 January.
The multi-terrain run, organised by Kevin Bray, can be treated by participants as a race, social run, training run or whatever you like.
The idea is to get out and enjoy the fresh air and some socially-distanced company with your club mates.
Runners will be set off in waves (number in a wave and time between waves dependent on entry). The first wave will set off at 10.30am.
The course will follow a marshalled and marked route (see map below):
From HIGH STANNERS, through CARLISLE PARK, along the river UNDER TELFORD BRIDGE (steps up and down), BENNETTS WALK, cross the BLUE BRIDGE, riverside path behind MORRISONS, riverside path to WHORRAL BANK road, along pavement past EAST MILL, turn right across FOOTBRIDGE at the kennels, left on PUBLIC FOOTPATH along the river under the railway viaduct, up the STEEP HILL and around the field, turn right on footpath across the field and DESCEND steep hill back to bridge beside the kennels. Return to FINISH by reversing the outgoing route.
If the route under Oldgate Bridge and under Telford Bridge is flooded an alternative start / finish location will be notified to entrants.
The course is approximates 9.3km with 132m of climb and a mixture of tarmac, hard packed trails, woodland tracks and pasture. Trail-type shoes are recommended - you're going to get muddy!
If you would like to take part: