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Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3

Event postponed from Sun Feb 20 2022 until TBD
Event postponed
Route description
Route description

Challenge yourself this winter, and leave the traffic and tarmac behind as you take on this wonderful trail run. The 10k run takes you through the stunning Thretford Forest, along winding trails and great quality tracks. The beautiful location, with tall pines all around provides a chance to get closer to nature.

The race consists of 1 loop within the picturesque Thretford Forest, which will be well signed and marshalled. The race starts and finishes in a field adjacent to the High Lodge Arena. With it being a trail race there will be some uneven ground to be cautious of. The race map will be available two weeks before the event.

There is also the chance to take on this challenge with your favourite furry friend with the Cani-cross 10k, which will have a separate start time. The Cani-cross race briefing will be sent via email prior to the event.

The route is all on forestry commission land and you are kindly asked to refrain from dropping any litter.

The race starts and finishes at High Lodge, which is a recreational site set in the heart of Thetford Forest offering extensive play areas, walking and cycling trails. There's a café, bike hire, as well as additional attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

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3.7
Did the 10k in 2019
I love the idea of having 3 races very close together on the same course. A chance to improve and to experience different temperatures. I always find races where headphones are allowed to dampen the atmosphere. No one talked and encouraged each other. I tried to speak to a couple of runners only to get blanked. Great venue. Well organised. Well marshalled. Just needs a bit more atmosphere on the course.
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2019
Well organised and great to do a trail run through a forest. Course itself was a little boring for me - lots of straight trails for long periods of time. Would be good to have more turns and may be uphill and downhill but you can only work with the land you've got. Also a little annoyed to have to pay 3 for parking on top of the race costs - would have been good to have a special discount for just 2 hours rather than a whole day 3 charge.
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2019
I loved this run. Marshall s and everyone helping were really friendly. Plenty of parking at a reasonable price. My only complaint was the way in which the chips were collected at the end of the race. When you cross the line all you really want to do is catch your breath and walk it out. Instead, immediately after the finish line runners were stopped in order to have their chips cut from their trainers so I found myself, feeling slightly nauseous packed in amongst other runners and I couldn't get out which just made me feel claustrophobic. Overall though a great morning, I can't wait for the next one :-)
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Enjoyable race, on a pretty flat course through Thetford forests wide tracks. Course quite hard packed so not many issues with gravel or sand. Quick and easy sign on and someone to warm you up. Really enjoyed it, and will be back next year.
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
This was an utterly pleasant experience. One of the benefits of doing trail running is that I do not care one bit about what time I do the run in, only what the scenery looks like as it slowly moves past me. Because of this, I was able to enjoy the lead up to the run by swapping my normal pre-race breakfast of water and fruit and some high protein energy bars for an altogether far more civilised bowl of frosties and a black coffee. The run started at 1030, and the sun was already out and the temperature was glorious. The set up at the race was impeccable, the staff all did a great job. The run itself was fantastic, mostly flat and a good solid track with minimal tree roots to trip on. The scenery was nice, the other runners were friendly (Im that guy who chats to people as I go round I think most people would rather I didnt but it encourages them to run faster away from me ) and all the correct amounts of water and snacks were given out by the race team. I highly recommend this event for people that are new to trail running and anyone that enjoys watching squirrels running for their little lives away from all the runners I did get a finish time, but ultimately who cares, I had a lovely time and got a snazzy little medal to add to the collection.
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Really lovely day out and nice atmosphere. Route itself through the forest is really picturesque and relatively flat.
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Logistics and schedule

Cani-cross 10k

08:30 Registration Opens

09:20 Registration Closes

09:30 10k Cani-cross Start Time

10k

08:30 Registration Opens

09:50 Registration Closes

09:55 Race Briefing

10:00 10k Start Time

Registration

Event Registration will be in the Rabbit field. At registration you will be issued with your race number and timing tag. Your race number must be displayed clearly on your front for the duration of the race. Please bring safety pins. Your timing tag must be secured to the top of your shoe using the twist ties provided.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 14 years old to take part.

Cani-cross

Competitors may compete with 1 or 2 dogs. Dogs must wear a suitable harness, attached by a line with some bunjee and no longer than 2 metres. Head collars, choke chains and flexi-leads are not allowed.

Anyone worried about their dog with other dogs around can wear a yellow armband to warn other owners. Dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old to run the race and must be fit and well. You must run at an appropriate pace for your dog and allow the dog to drink at the water points during the race.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome. High Lodge is a family venue and therefore there are many activities to keep you interested for the day.

How to get there

High Lodge, High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon IP27 0AF, UK

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By Car

The venue is easily accessible from the A11 at Thretford, or from the A1065 at Brandon.

Parking

Parking, including the site entrance fee to High Lodge, will cost £3.00 maximum all day per car. The car park code will be avilable nearer the event

By Train

The nearest train station to the venue is Brandon, approximately 3 miles away.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
All entrants must be at least 14 years old on the day of the event.
FAQ
Are headphones allowed at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
Headphones will be allowed in this race.
FAQ
Are there on-course water stations at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
There will be water stations during the route.
FAQ
Is there a bag drop on-site at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
Inspire Races run a key drop at registration and bags can be locked in cars. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag then it can be left at key drop.
FAQ
Will there be medical support at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
There will be a professional medical team on site. The medical positions will be appropriately marked.
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Is there a cut-off time for the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
No there will be no cut-off time at this race.
FAQ
Where can I find the results for the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
Full results will available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk shortly after the event and will be published on the event website as soon as possible following the event.
FAQ
Will there be a briefing for the Cani-cross race at the Thetford Trails Winter Series 10k & Canicross - Race 3?
The Cani-cross race briefing will be sent via email prior to the event.
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10k
10:00am Sun 20th Feb 2022
10k Cani-cross
9:30am Sun 20th Feb 2022
Event postponed

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