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Gisburn Forest Trail Races - 10k & Half Marathon

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Gisburn Forest Trail Races - 10k & Half Marathon

Clitheroe, Lancashire

BB7 4TS Stephen Park, Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Sat 5th August 2023

Starting at 08:00

2 races

£25.00 - £30.00

Organiser's Description

Pennine Trails are proud to host the Gisburn Forest 10k & NEW Half Marathon Trail Races again for 2023. Usually enjoyed by hikers and bikers, the trails are now open to trail runners seeking enchanting forests, bewitching trails and captivatingly immense woodland horizons as far as the eye can see.

Route Information:

Race Date: 5/8/23

Location: The Hub, Gisburn Forest, Stephen Park, Slaidburn, Lancashire, BB7 4TS.

Regestration Open From: 8:00am

10k Start Time: 11:00am

10k Elevation: 666ft

Half Marathon Start Time: 1:00pm

Half Marathon Elevation: 1,400ft

Included In Entry:

• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Medal
• Professional Race Photography
• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Buff
• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Car Sticker
• Fully Flagged & Marshalled Course
• Professional First Aid
• Fully flagged and marshalled throughout

Races

  • Gisburn Forest 10k Trail Race

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Gisburn Forest Half Marathon Trail Race

    £30.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Gisburn Forest 10k Trail Race

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Gisburn Forest Half Marathon Trail Race

    £30.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

10k Course Description:

We never like to scream and shout TOO much about our routes, as not every route is to everyone's taste... But in this case, we can wholeheartedly say, this is one of the BEST ever trail routes we've run on, and we're only being a smidge bias when we say that. The whole route feels like you're running in a cross between sasquatch country and fairytale-esque woodlands. It can be described as easy for first time runners, but there's so much enjoyable paths, tracks and trails that the most seasoned and quickest of trail runners are going to fall in love with the sport all over again.

Starting from the Gisburn Forest Hub, runners will be directed back out the entrance towards the forest, before journeying down "The 8", the wonderfully twisty-turny bike trail, which has been specially allowed to be open for the Gisburn Trail 10k Race. Making your way over the Stocks Reservoir bridge, you'll come to the fantastic wide open forest tracks.

You'll greet the Dale Head loop, which will bring you to our favourite section of the route, a thoroughly enjoyable descent through the woodland setting down to the river. Back on open forest tracks, you'll see the inspiringly beautiful horizons that Gisburn Forest is set in. With a fast, last two miles to the finish, you'll have finished the trail with the biggest grin on your face - and that's a Pennine promise!

Half Marathon Course Description:

Taking in much of the 10k route, at the 4 mile mark you are sent up to complete much of the famous 'the 8' loop. Running clockwise, you will first be met with sprawling amazing scenery before making your way up to the further most parts of Gisburn Forest, before racing all the way back down the beautiful, fairytale like bike trails which are unlike anything else in the area.

There will be multiple aid stations along the route to keep you hydrated and fuelled along the way, as well as the route being fully marked and marshalled too, allowing you to enjoy the trails and focus on the running. GPX files are also supplied and available to download from the website.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP OFF THE BIKE TRAILS UNTIL RACE DAY -
We have been granted special permission to use them for the Gisburn Forest Trail Half Marathon, please keep off any bike trails if you plan any recces before race day.

What's Included

Included In Entry:

• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Medal
• Professional Race Photography
• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Buff
• Gisburn Forest Trail Race Car Sticker
• Fully Flagged & Marshalled Course
• Professional First Aid
• Fully flagged and marshalled throughout

  • Sponsored Prizes
  • Goody Bag With Custom Designed Medal
  • Chip Timed & Live Results
  • Professional Photography Included
  • Fully Marked & Flagged Courses
  • Epic Views & Woodland Trails

Parking

Parking is available at Gisburn Forest Hub which opperates with a £3 charge.

Please arrive in plenty of time and car share where possible to make the day run smoothly.

Location

Gisburn Forest Hub, Slaidburn, Lancashire, BB7 4TS

start times

10K:
You will be guided to the start, which is located at the Race HQ, at 10:50pm.

Please make sure you're there on time to hear the important safety briefing beforehand. The race will then begin at 11:00am.

Half Marathon:
You will be guided to the start, which is located at the Race HQ, at 12:50pm.

Please make sure you're there on time to hear the important safety briefing beforehand. The race will then begin at 1:00pm.

refreshments

Gisburn Forest Hub have a fantastic on-site cafe which is next to the Race HQ. They'll be serving cake and coffee before and after the race (cash only).

on the day

As the weather in August can be somewhat hot, runners may be advised to bring water with them whilst running. Trail shoes are advised.

Runners can leave their belongings at the Race HQ (Gisburn Forest Hub) at their own risk and the organiser, officials, Gisburn Forest and Pennine Trails Events Ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of these items

Reviews

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Andrew

·6 months ago

Great run. Done the half marathon was hard work but would deffo do this again.

Who's In

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Andrea Lawlor

Andrew Edwards

Adrian Young

Location

Clitheroe, Lancashire

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