South Shields Winter Trail Challenge 2021

RES South Shields is excited to set up a new South Shields Winter Trail Series with a twist from November!

Join us for a new unique trail challenge, open to all abilities. Non members and members of all clubs are welcome to take part. Each month there will be new marked course & challenge to tackle and runners will score points towards a league table. All runners will receive a Trail Series Winter Hat for taking part.

The Trail Series is a fun community event – great for training and an introduction into trail running & cross country.

Trail shoes and appropriate running kit for winter conditions are required.

Challenge 1 – Sunday 28th November 9.15am – One Hour Challenge

Runners used a lapped course and have 1 full hour to cover as many laps & as much distance as they can in the given time.

Challenge 2 – Sunday 5th December 8.30am – The Sunrise Trail 5km

Headtorch & bright top required. Runners will start in the dark initially and will gradually run into lighter conditions throughout the run. A great mix of darkness & light with fantastic views over the coastline.

Challenge 3 – Sunday 23rd January 9.15am – Elevation and Hills 5km

The most challenging run of the series with a variety of testing climbs and descents within the Quarry.

Challenge 4 – Sunday 6th February 9.15am – The Team Challenge 5km

Runners work in pairs going in different directions round the set course (crossing each others paths on the course) and the overall time is given. Runners can run solo and have their time doubled for an overall result.

Challenge 5 – Sunday 20th March 9.15am – The Downhill Dash 4km approx

All runners will make their way to the top of the quarry as a warm up jog/walk and the Downhill Dash will consist of a shorter downhill run from the top of the quarry making your way back to the finish at the White Horse. This run will be staggered with individual or group start times based on results over the course of the series. Stronger runners will start later. 

We will allow up to 2 virtual runs in the series for those that can not make any of the set days/times and run scores will be added into the league table.