Ninesprings by Night

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Ninesprings by Night
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Ninesprings by Night happens in the surroundings of Ninesprings which is a part of Yeovil Country Park on the edge of Yeovil in South Somerset. The country park forms an excellent backdrop for running in with its woods, lakes, streams, springs and Victorian gardens and café, which serves as our race HQ.The area is named for the nine natural springs which flow from the valley. This was made into an ornamental garden for the Aldon estate in the 19th century. There are numerous paths to explore in the area and save from one that we all love to run. There is a bit of a risk of falling in a pond during the race including an exhilarating downhill section!
10K and 5K
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Sat 5th Jan 2019
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Where and when
25 Addlewell Ln, Yeovil BA20 1QN, UK
Start times
Sat 5th Jan 2019
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ninesprings by Night
£19 - £21
£17 - £19
Route information
The race is on a 5k course with two laps for the 10k. We’ve gone for this option so we can mark the course with plenty of signage and course markings. There will also be an aid station at the end of the 5k, halfway and at the end of the 10k. The course will be well marked with plenty of signs with reflective elements, reflective course markings and lights to guide you around.
The course takes you past the start/finish twice per lap and is excellent for spectators wanting to cheer the runners on. DO think about wearing something distinctive so your friends and families can pick you out. There will be a prize for the best dressed runner.
Terrain varies from the tarmac along the cycle path – also known as the Yellow brick road – to gravel paths, mud paths and in a few places stone steps.
What's included
All finishers will receive a finishers medal for the 5 or 10k.
How to get there
25 Addlewell Ln, Yeovil BA20 1QN, UK
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Race Parking
Several public car parks and the private car park serving the Nuffield Gym are within easy walking distance of the Race HQ.
Please note these car parks are only free after 6pm so if arriving before parking fees will apply.
Locals may know there is another car park near the playground but we’re asking runners to avoid parking here as I’m asking marshals to park here to make sure there is more parking free by the race HQ. Also this small car park is on the race route, so early finishers may struggle to get their cars out while other people are still running.
Goldenstones car park is right by the café which serves as the race HQ and has 144 spaces, although some will be in use by users of Goldenstones swimming pool and gym.
As you enter the car park from the road the Race HQ is the building on your left on the other side of the car park from the Swimming Pool
The postcode for Goldenstones car park is BA20 1QZ
The next closest car park is Brunswick street which is adjacent to Goldenstones car park and has a further 60 spaces. Please note the nearby pub Coopers Mill is on the edge of this car park and also has it’s own car park which people not going to Coopers Mill should avoid as they may clamp.
To reach the race HQ cross the bridge into Goldenstones’ car park and turn left.
The postcode for Brunswick Street car park is also BA20 1QZ
The car park that serves the leisure complex that the Nuffield Gym is a part of is easy walking distance to the Race HQ. The car park can be access off Old Station Way and is free after 6. To get to the race HQ from the car park walk back towards the entrance and cross the road once the path on the other side is no longer blocked by a fence. Once on this path and cycle way follow it straight to the café and race HQ. The path isn’t lit so please use your head torch 😉 It’s a former train line so is about as straight as it gets. You’ll walk past flats on your right and then a garage and church before getting into the Ninesprings area of the country park. Keep going straight till you reach the cafe.
The postcode for Old Station Way is BA20 1NP
Stars Lane car park is an approx 5 min walk from the race HQ and is large with 202 spaces and is unlikely to be full. To get to the race HQ cross the road (summerhouse terrace) from the bottom of the car park. Turn right and walk till you get to the end of a housing development and turn left on the path between it and a car showroom/garage. At the end of this path turn right and follow the path and cycle path to the café and race HQ. The path isn’t lit so please use your head torch
The postcode for Stars Lane is BA20 1NR
Event day logistics
Start Times, 5k = 17:45 and 10k = 18:50 approximately
5 reviews
Did the race in 2019
First ever night trail race, really well organised, well marked course and excellent support. Brilliant medal too!
Did the race in 2019
Great run. More of a social fun run rather than a quick course. Amazing atmosphere great support and stands in place. Can get muddy and is hilly but no one judges if you have to walk.
Did the race in 2019
This was my first year of the course, I was originally going to run the 10K but dropped down to the 5K as recovering from an injury and didnt want to overdo it. This is a fantastic route through the country park, constantly changing levels whether its trail over rooted paths or steps up to another area plus some ramps back down. Varying terrain from concrete path, tarmac, rooted paths, uneven paving, footbridges over water - it has it all!It is very well organised, the atmosphere was amazing, the marshalls are very encouraging and the medal itself is awesome! A lovely variety of post race snacks await too - I may have eaten too many cookies!I finished 6th overall, not only happy with my result but it was a very enjoyable night! Definitely one that I would do again, hopefully the 10K unless I decide to try and beat my previous time (or both!)
Did the race in 2019
A great event, something out of the ordinary. Marshals were cheerful and provided excellent advice and encouragement. Organisation was very good, the only niggle for me, as a novice, was what to do with the timing tag (didnt even know what it was until someone told me). I thought that we would be checked for torch, spare and hi-viz jackets as some people were running the course without.
Did the race in 2019
Loved this event, first night run and will definitely return, best post run snacks as well! Medal was awesome, Route was challenging but good and atmosphere was awesome.
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