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Dinton X-Trail Night Run

1 race scheduled · 200 participants · Thu 5th Mar 2020 · Hurst
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About this event

Experience Dinton Pastures in a new light with this 5 mile run, after dark. Great for novices and experienced pros alike, the course will be well lit-up to help guide you around this scenic park. Come for the unique experience or for that all-important finisher's medal.

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Fun, friendly and well organised running and multi sport events for ALL ages. Organisers of the well established Dinton Pastures Summer Series, Woodley 10km, Thames 5km/10km and Twyford Kids Triathlon to name a few! Run by husband and wife team; Ellie Barnes & Ian Gosling - both enjoy taking part in running and multisport events locally and internationally.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun May 03 2020

What's included:

  • Chip timing
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Free official race photography
  • Ample parking
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • Lighting display
  • Lead cyclist
5 Mile
7:30pm Thu 5th Mar 2020

Run 5mi

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5.0
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Glen K
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2020
Great fun run def be back next year. The mud made it tricky be interesting to do on a dry course. Hoping to do summer series too… read more
Matt
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Great fun from beginning to end. The atmosphere provided by Barnes Fitness was superb and really got all of us runners in the mood. The course was well devised, despite a last minute change due to the snowy conditions the week before. The course entailed a lot of mud, flooded meadows, a few gates, a staircase, a beach and numerous tree branches. All of these made the course extremely fun to run - there's always a new challenge around each bend. From what I experienced, all of the other runners were having a great time slipping, sliding and laughing all the way around. The support from the volunteers and event staff was tremendous - marshals were placed at all the right locations and provided motivation at just the right times. I mostly chose to run this as a bit of fun, but I even managed to put in a good time. The facilities on-site are great and it's a very scenic location. I was surprised there weren't more competitors to be honest. I'd highly recommend this run to everyone - whether you have X-trail running experience or not (I didn't, nor did I run with trail shoes and I managed to stay on my feet the whole way around).… read more
Ashley
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Thoroughly enjoyable first Dinton X-Trail. Damp, cold and miserable in the car park but a bit of a buzz at the startline soon made that disappear. Nice flat course, but with a lot of varied terrain. Short sections of path/gravel, a couple of pedestrian bridges, few gates, many many fields (mostly waterlogged) and a short beach ! all made this a great run. 160 runners took part, but the race was never crowded and no waiting at all. The recent rain made for some interesting deep puddles and a lot of mud, so proper trail shoes was clearly the right choice. So overall, a great race and I look forward to a few more in the years to come. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a minimum age?
All runners must aged 15 + on the day of the event.… read more
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
No headphones are to be worn during this event.… read more
FAQ
Can I run with a buggy?
No, given it will be dark buggy running is prohibited.… read more
Route description
Route description

Experience Dinton Pastures in a unique and innovative fashion with this 5 mile - after dark - off-road run.

The course will loop around the park's internal lakes and your path will be guided with light features, illuminated course marshals, signs, tail runner and a lead cyclist.

Head torches are compulsory.

Glen K
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2020
Great fun run def be back next year. The mud made it tricky be interesting to do on a dry course. Hoping to do summer series too
Matt
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Great fun from beginning to end. The atmosphere provided by Barnes Fitness was superb and really got all of us runners in the mood. The course was well devised, despite a last minute change due to the snowy conditions the week before. The course entailed a lot of mud, flooded meadows, a few gates, a staircase, a beach and numerous tree branches. All of these made the course extremely fun to run - there's always a new challenge around each bend. From what I experienced, all of the other runners were having a great time slipping, sliding and laughing all the way around. The support from the volunteers and event staff was tremendous - marshals were placed at all the right locations and provided motivation at just the right times. I mostly chose to run this as a bit of fun, but I even managed to put in a good time. The facilities on-site are great and it's a very scenic location. I was surprised there weren't more competitors to be honest. I'd highly recommend this run to everyone - whether you have X-trail running experience or not (I didn't, nor did I run with trail shoes and I managed to stay on my feet the whole way around).
Ashley
Star
5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Thoroughly enjoyable first Dinton X-Trail. Damp, cold and miserable in the car park but a bit of a buzz at the startline soon made that disappear. Nice flat course, but with a lot of varied terrain. Short sections of path/gravel, a couple of pedestrian bridges, few gates, many many fields (mostly waterlogged) and a short beach ! all made this a great run. 160 runners took part, but the race was never crowded and no waiting at all. The recent rain made for some interesting deep puddles and a lot of mud, so proper trail shoes was clearly the right choice. So overall, a great race and I look forward to a few more in the years to come.
5.0
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

1930:** Race starts

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled race start in order to complete the registration process.

NB: All race packs are collected on the evening of the event.

Spectators

Spectators are firmly encouraged to come along to Dinton Pastures Country Park and cheer on the runners - there is plenty of parking for those wishing to attend.

Volunteers

Barnes Fitness are on the lookout for more volunteers to help to continually make their events so great.

Roles generally consist of helping with race registration, course marshalling, or even distributing those all important finisher's medals.

If you would like to sign up, then simply follow the link here: https://www.barnesfitness.co.uk/contact/

How to get there

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis St, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH, UK

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**Address: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Berks, RG10 OTH

Car:** There is extensive car-parking available in the Country Park's main carpark.
Additionally, there is a carpark at the Dinton Activity Centre, which is around a 5 - 10 minute walk away.

Parking costs are £1.50 per hour, for up to 4 hours.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a minimum age?
All runners must aged 15 + on the day of the event.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
No headphones are to be worn during this event.
FAQ
Can I run with a buggy?
No, given it will be dark buggy running is prohibited.
FAQ
Can I enter on the day?
Race day entry is available for an additional £3 fee.
FAQ
Is there a minimum age?
All runners must aged 15 + on the day of the event.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
No headphones are to be worn during this event.
FAQ
Can I run with a buggy?
No, given it will be dark buggy running is prohibited.
FAQ
Can I enter on the day?
Race day entry is available for an £3 fee.
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