Tiger Beetle 10k Trail Race
This is a measured 10k route around the beautiful Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve in Ainsdale, Merseyside. The route is undulating with mixed terrain including trail, sand and mud.
Suitable for all abilities with a 2 hour cut off. The race will be split into waves, choose your wave on entry so you can run with family and friends.
All finishers receive a medal, T-shirt, chip timing with live results, free photo downloads.
10 km£24 CLOSED
All Finishers Receive a Bespoke Beetle Medal & Tech Shirt Plus FREE Unlimited Photo Downloads.
Chip Timing with Live Results
Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, 2 West End Lodge, Pinfold Lane, Ainsdale, Merseyside PR8 3QW
PLEASE BE AWARE THERE IS A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CAR PARK TO THE START AREA
Follow "Event Parking" signs from the Coastal Road/Shore Road
Shoreside County Primary School, Westminster Drive, Southport. PR8 2QZ
By Car - Shoreside County Primary School, Westminster Drive, Southport. PR8 2QZ. Signposted "Registration" from Ainsdale Train Station.
By Train - We Recommend You Use the Train to Ainsdale Train Station (12 Minute Walk to the Start)
Measured 10k Run Around the Beautiful Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve.
The Route is undulating and challenging in places but open to all abilities of runners with a 2 Hour cut off time per wave.
The race will be split into 3 waves so you have a choice ON ENTRY to Run 10am (Blue Bands) - 11:30am (Red Bands) - 13:00pm (Yellow Bands)
The Route is fully signposted and marked out.
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Great but tough event
Best day ever
After my first trail run battling the wind in Northumberland in the aftermath of two named storms, I have to say that despite the undulations, this was a lovely change. Sheltered in the woods most of the time, with just a short stretch of beautiful beach it was a really enjoyable run. There was only one really steep climb up a large dune, where nearly everyone walked. The rest was manageable, and I learned to trust the shoes and speed up on the down slopes to compensate. As a result, I was really pleased that my finish time was not far off what I would expect on a flat road course.
Communication beforehand, directions, safety briefing and overall organisation were excellent. Spotless and plentiful portaloos, a decent coffee/cake/bacon barm truck for the spectators and really friendly and supportive marshalls. And the medal! Best ever!
Thanks to all. I'll be back.
Fun, varied, challenging route
Just like school
Tiger beetle 2020
Everything was well communicated before hand.
Route was great. Well marshalled, though last 1k was a killer with lots of steep little sandy paths 🥵