2020 Date: Saturday 14th November
ENTRY UPDATE: We're planning to open entries for this event once the Covid 19 situation improves. This is subject to UK Government clearance for public events. We'll post updates here when available.
A Stunning 10k Night Trail Race in Glentress Forest
Held in conjunction with the Glentress 21k Trail Race earlier on the Saturday & the Tweed Valley Ultra the following day (full details below)
"I'm just back home from this race, and still buzzing. Thank you SO much for running this event - it was tremendous fun, and a completely different different experience from any other race I've done. Seeing the procession of head torches ahead of (and behind!) me in the early stages was great. Taking the opportunity to turn off my headtorch for a few seconds to run along a woodland track under nothing but starlight was just awesome. Please pass on my thanks to the organisers and particularly to the marshalls, who were tireless in their much appreciated encouragement. Thanks again - definitely in my 'to do' list for next year" Gavin Whittaker.
The Glentress night trail race is open to all abilities of runners. You will be tackling some of the amazing trails that Glentress Forest has to offer including single track, open forest tracks and possibly a 'bit' of mud & snow! All runners must run with a head torch and suitable trail shoes are essential.
Date: Saturday 16th November, 2019 Distance: 10km Entry Fee: £23
Start Time: 1700 Registration: 1500-1630. Event numbers will be issued at registration.
Event Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.
Venue: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, nr Peebles, EH45 8NB.
Situated between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen & just one hour away from Edinburgh, the location is second to none.
Registration is to be based from Glentress Peel café at the Glentress visitor centre on the 17th. The cafe will now be staying open late for the night run, providing hot food & drinks both before & after the event.
Glentress Forest is described as the 'Gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park'. Perhaps more renowned for its mountain biking, Glentress also offers a superb array of forest trails, making it a fantastic location for trail running. The area features mile upon mile of waymarked trails including forest walks & superb woodland singletrack.
In the dark the forest takes on a whole new appearance. This 10k route is held on the same course as our popular February 10k (daytime) race. This is a fantastic course whether you're goal is to blast along at the front or your first night trail race.
The route will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.
Click on the map to view a larger version.
A GPX File of the route can be downloaded HERE.
10k Night Trail Run Route:
Following non-technical forest roads and singletrack, the route features sections of the waymarked walking trails including the Glen Trail alongside Glentress Burn, linking in with Buzzard’s Nest Trail, which winds through the magnificent Douglas firs. Then it's onto the Time Trail which passes the fortified iron age settlements. A short section on the Tower Trail links the route back onto the Buzzard’s Nest Trail to finish with an exhillirating descent to the finish.
Total Ascent: 330m/1,083'
Terrain: A great combination consisting mainly of firm gravel trails & woodland singletrack. Some uneven sections of grass with exposed tree roots. Long moderate slopes with some steeper sections.
How to get to Glentress: Glentress Peel is located in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen & just one hour away from Edinburgh. Glentress is just 1 ½ miles (2.4 km) east of Peebles on the A72. Click HERE for travel details.
READ WHAT OTHER PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THESE AWESOME EVENTS HERE
2017 RESULTS HERE
We have a full weekend of events lined up at Glentress. Starting with the Glentress Winter 21k trail race on Saturday morning, followed by the 10k Night Race...then if this isn't enough there is the Tweed Valley Ultra on the Sunday. You can enter either one event, two or all three...the choice is yours...A discount of up to £5.00 is available if you enter all three events...