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Night racing on trails returns to Bristol for the fourth year with our new event in the night running calendar Back to Black. There is also a Kids Race for children age 3-11 an hour before the main races.
Participants
10k, 5k, 2k, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sat, 23 Feb 2019
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Star
4.5
(21 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Nightingale Valley, Bristol BS8 3PP, UK
Start times
Sat, 23 Feb 2019
10k:
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2k:
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1k:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Back to Black 10k & 5k
10k
Distance
10km
5k
Distance
5km
2k
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2km
1k
Distance
1km
Route information
Both races will start at Leigh Court on the edge of Leigh Woods, a popular spot for running in Bristol. You’ll be starting just as it gets dark so a head torch is essential. The running surface is generally fairly smooth so ideal for beginners and fast runners alike. And we’ve booked the Anchor Ham Green pub for the Prize Presentation after the race.
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What's included
Race entry includes: electronic chip timing, fully marked out course using poles, arrows & flashing lights , feed station, Birch wood finisher’s medal, bottled water for all finishers, free number transfer if you are unable to run, prizes (see FAQ) & spot prizes (via our free to join Strava club).
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How to get there
Nightingale Valley, Bristol BS8 3PP, UK
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Event day logistics
1K & 2K KIDS RACES - 6:00 PM,
10K & 5K - 7:00 PM
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Reviews
4.5
21 reviews
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
Tremendously enjoyable event with good routes for the 10k, the most technical part also being the 5k route. Hilly, pretty (even in the dark) and with a good atmosphere. Good comms beforehand and the parking was okay, particularly given the location (although Id definitely recommend sharing a ride to keep the number of vehicles down). My only gripe: I paid for a T-shirt in advance and although I came in near the front of the 10k theyd already run out of my size.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
A really challenging and fun race - thanks for all the hard work setting it up and to the really friendly marshals.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Absolutely loved this event, so friendly and well organised, Im gutted I only found out about it at the end of the series, will definitely be back next year. The course was wonderful with just the right level of difficulty for a long time road runner looking to do more trail. Thank you!
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
Loved the location, course, and general feel. Not OTT with pointless loud music etc, but loved the roaming photographer and free grub at the end. One marshalling point / course indication was poor.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Race was great fun. Such a weird experience running in that level of darkness, but an excellent one.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Im more of a long distance runner but opted for the 5k race as an intro back to racing. The course was fantastic for beginners (not too muddy or difficult) yet as fast as you wanted to make it for the more experienced (my shins are paying). This is the second event Ive done with these guys and would happily do more.
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
This was my second Trail experience. I did the 5mile Wild (mild) Night Run earlier this month. ....... Back To Black was much easier. The terrain was also much easier. Let's be honest, I'm not a great runner, I finished 56th overall, and I'm better on roads than trails due to slightly dodgy knees and ankles. But the experience was excellent, and I'm up for the Burrator, and the Trail weekend in August. Camaraderie amongst the runners is superb, and the results are posted within a couple of hours of finishing! I've heard a couple of gripes about medals not being available, and that's simply not true. If you're doing one of these for the first time, and you're a "Parkrun" person, choose the shorter distances. It's brutal, so don't put yourself off by doing something unachievable/very difficult. But, do give it a go if you're a trail virgin! If you're more experienced than me, then you know what to expect, and you probably think I'm talking rubbish.
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Really enjoyable race - a great race which was a bit different without being gimmicky. I'll hopefully do it again!
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4.0
Did the race in 2018
We were well prepared. Only minor shame was the style half way through as it created a long backlog. An impromptu toilet break meant that we were at the back by the time we hit it. Overall though very fun as always!
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4.3
Did the race in 2018
Would have worn more reflective gear for the benefit of other runners more than myself as its habdy to see whos around and in front. Well marked our course though and great fun will def do more
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Recent Questions
Suzanne Pearse
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Where is the best place to park for Back to Black and do you have a post code please.
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Just to let you know that there are 170 parking spaces at Leigh Court, so you are advised to car share as much as possible. Parking is at the following address: Leigh Court, Leigh Woods, Bristol, Avon, BS8 3RA
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