This is a 10 mile off road and 10K trail run on Dartmoor, starting and finishing in Princetown.
**We are changing this to a fully marked route with marshals, with a two hour start window to ensure social distancing. Prizes and results, will be posted out within one week of the event.**
The Noir is back but this year we aim to start in it Princetown. This is because we can not now use the Discovery centre due to Covid restrictions.
The 10 miler will follow the exact same course but will start and finish in Princetown. The 10k route, which is dead flat but off road, will follow a triangle out towards Nun’s Cross and back Via White Works.
Covid Safety measures
These will comply with the Governing Body Guidelines the TRA, under the auspices of England Athletics and the ARC.
- Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets, as well as on a table. Paper toilet seat covers, one per person, will be used in toilets and portable loos
- Signs reminding of ‘social distancing’ will be placed around the venue.
- Seated staff will wear masks.
- We WILL NOT be holding a race briefing. Instead runners will receive an electronic briefing with a video and description of the route.
- For the start, we will be using a rolling start wave window split in to two one hour windows. This will be done alphabetically.
- This event will be signed and marshalled.
- Race chips/numbers will either sent out in the post, or ‘dipped’ in an antiseptic ‘bath’ and collected at registration.
- There will be no prize giving ceremony.
- Water and finisher’s medals will be located remote from the Finish to discourage social gathering (our biggest concern).
- Spectators will not be encouraged.
- All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified.
We will be signing runners back in back in when they finish their run behind the Plume of Feathers Pub . All runners will be issued with an NFC chip which will be used to sign in at the finish. They will swipe themselves in at the end and we will have a manual paperback system. We will be accounting for all of our runners with this new back-up policy. This applies to ALL runners. We will also have sweepers out on the course for all three distances.
Series jigsaw birch wood finisher’s medal (which fit together)
Free number transfer if you are unable to run
Prizes include top of the range Petzl head torches
A range of organic cotton t shirts and branded facemasks
Discovery Centre, Burrator Reservoir, Devon PL20 6PE
There will be parking available at the event site.
Registration is from 5.45 pm. All participants must collect their race number and timing chip from registration no later than 30 minutes before your race start time.
2 km & 1 km start time: 6.30pm; cut off time: 7.30 pm
10 mile start time: 7.30pm; cut off time: 10:00 pm
10K km start time: 7.45pm; cut off time: 9.30 pm
5 km start time: 7.55pm; cut off time: 9.00 pm
A link to the race manual will be emailed to participants prior to race day with all the information they will need.
Headphones and music players may not be worn during the race
All participants must wear a front-facing head torch. Any extra safety lighting is also welcomed
Mandatory Kit List
Head torch or body mounted torch (eg Kalenji run light) with fresh batteries or freshly-charged batteries (and spare batteries depending on your type of torch)
Hi-viz or brightly coloured clothing
Recommended Kit List
Trail or fell shoes are recommended.
Long-sleeved waterproof jacket (does not have to be carried)
BURRATOR 10 mile
The route starts off through Norsworthy up to the Princetown-South Hessary track. It will turn left at the junction and continue in an anti clockwise direction, as far as the old railway line at Princetown. Runners will follow this for a short distance before veering off south over the B3212 road, which they will skirt until reaching the boundary at Burrator, heading back along the leats through the plantation. The course will be well marked, but you will still need to have your wits about you and take responsibility for your own decisions. The race is on open moorland in places and we can not guarantee the weather!
BURRATOR 10K & 5K
The Burrator 10k is a fast, flat route that is almost all on tarmac and exactly 10K! Perfect for a night time PB! It starts 0.7 miles South East of the visitor centre and does one complete loop of the reservoir and then 2/3rds of a second loop before finishing at exactly 10K right by HQ (the visitor centre). Ideal for first time night runners, keen road runners, people not used to running off-road or anyone who just wants a night PB on a quick course. By popular demand, and to accommodate younger runners aged 12-15, we’ve added a 5K. This starts at the end of the dam bridge & does one almost complete lap of the reservoir finishing with the other races.
We now have an optional team competition. If you don’t have a team use your club name which will also qualify for the team competition. The team’s time is the time of the first three team members to cross the line added together.
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