Bournville Harriers are heading North for a weekend of fresh air, beautiful surroundings and of course some running!
A weekend away with your running buddies in Keswick, featuring a race (optional), good company and pleasant surroundings (guaranteed!). Choose from:
10km Derwentwater Trail Run (£24 – early bird entry until 30/06/14) – Start 11.00 – Enter Now
A shorter distance event for everyone over the age of 16, on a well marked and marshalled course, with graded runnable climbs and descents. There is a time limit of 2 hours and to enter you must be at least 16 years old.
15km Derwentwater Trail Race (£24 – early bird entry until 30/06/14) – Start 14.00 – Enter Now
For the competitive runner, a well marked and marshalled course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 2 hours for the Race and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
15km Derwentwater Trail Challenge (£24 – early bird entry until 30/06/14) – Start 13.00 – Enter Now
An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 3 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
Children’s Fun Trails (£3) – Start 12:30 (Enter on the day)
Fun runs for all abilities of children (under 12) within the finishing arena. No entry limit for children and they can enter on the day.
All details on the races can be found here: http://www.lakelandtrails.org/keswick/index.php
The weekend of Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September 2014.
Friday – Arrive in Keswick and enjoy a relaxed evening and meal out
Saturday – Trail race (optional) and day in Keswick, followed by a meal out in the evening
Sunday – An easy run, followed by a gentle walk and picnic lunch
Keswick is a market town in the north of Cumbria, part of the Lake District (http://www.keswick.org/).
There are plenty of accommodations to choose from, from camping to luxury hotels. Here are a few options to get you started:
YHA Hostel with private or shared rooms: http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/keswick#
Camping and caravan sites: http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/townlisting.asp?town=Keswick&county=
Travelling to Keswick is possible by car or public transport, with the nearest railway station being Penrith http://www.keswick.org/visitor-information/getting-to-keswick/by-train-coach-or-bus/
We have tried to keep the weekend as flexible as possible, leaving it up to you as to which aspects of the weekend you would like to take part in. If you only want to join us for the race, that’s fine. If you want to come up for the weekend but take yourself off on a steady run (or shopping!) instead of the race, that’s also fine. Use the links above to book your race place, accommodation and transport. Bring your friends, families and dogs. Use the comments boxes below to organise lift shares or train times. Then just turn up and have fun!