The Border Trail Race
A 14 mile trail race from Kirk Yetholm to Wooler following the St. Cuthbert's Way
Entrants may park their vehicles at Redpath's Yard (South Road, Wooler NE71 6NJ)
From here, runners will be collected by bus at 9.30am prompt, and taken to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.
Runners will then make their way back to Wooler along the St. Cuthbert's Way.
*Appropriate kit needed
Date: Sunday 19th February
Time: Bus leaves Redpath's Yard 9.30am prompt
Contact: Glen McWilliams for further info: 07748864424, follow the event on Facebook
Trailoutlaws Marathon & Half Marathon
Wooler Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park and includes many splendid uninterrupted views to the far horizon and many undulations along the way. The race starts in Wooler before heading towards some of the best views in the country.
*2017 date TBC*
This is a challenging Trail Marathon with just over 6000 feet of ascent, but the views available are well worth the effort. The half marathon route also offer a challenging run with some of the same great views. All the routes will be marked with tape and signs.
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The McWilliams Round
A new round for the North East of England designed by Glen McWilliams of Wooler and Northumberland Fell runners.
The round is in three sections, and is designed to be done at your leisure.
Short Route: 32 miles - Wooler WW2 Memorial, St Cuthberts Way, Pennine Way, The Cheviot, Carey Burn, Wooler WW2 Memorial.
Long Route: TBC
Section 1 & 2 are parts of two national long distance routes.
They are clearly marked and well defined.
SECTION 1 - St Cuthbert's Way
Start: Wooler WW1 Memorial, Church Street Wooler.
Route: Down the 46 steps immediately onto the st Cuthbert's way. Head north for 8 miles to Hethpool, college valley, (a good support stop).continue for 3.5 miles arriving at Pennine way, sign post.
SECTION 2- Pennine Way to Cheviot Summit.
Route: Heading south West for 5 miles arriving at Auchope mountain hut, (nice place for a spot of lunch. Don't forget to sign the visitors book).
Continue along the Pennine way until signpost for Cheviot Summit. Head to Summit Cairn.
SECTION 3- Chevy Chase route to Wooler 12 miles
If you haven't done the Chevy you might find this a bit tricky.
Route: From Cheviot Summit head to top of hedgehope (5m).
Facing eastward head to Brands corner.
Continue to the Carey Burn bridge, (welcome support stop) . From the bridge follow the Carey burn for 1.5 miles turning up the dreaded hells path!
Finally, the long run into Wooler.
Climb up the 46 steps and touch the railings around the WW2 memorial.
The Chevy Chase
The Race is a 20-mile journey through some of the finest upland scenery in Northumberland giving both walkers and runners the opportunity to channel their energies into a rewarding and demanding personal challenge.
You will need to be fit and sure footed, determined, and prepared for all weathers. Your route will take you deep into the heart of the “land of the far horizon”; you will summit both Cheviot 2676 feet / 815m and Hedgehope 2348 feet / 714m.
Date: early July 2017- TBC
Enquiries to: Chevy Chase, c/o Mary Logan, The Mill, Way-to-Wooler Farm, Wooler, NE71 6AQ.
For more information: visit The Chevy Chase website
Hedgehope Winter Wipeout
Looking for a way to blast off those cobwebs following the festive season? Here’s a half marathon for the hardy souls only – summer runners look away now! Hedgehope is the second highest peak in the Cheviots and is regarded by many as the jewel in the crown. It’s domed summit provides a hard climb no matter how it’s approached.
Winter in the Cheviots can be a sun-drenched frozen wonderland or it can be howling winds and Arctic temperatures. For this reason we’d highly recommend that you be an experienced trail/fell runner with a knowledge of cold weather running. The safety kit is mandatory and everyone will be checked before they head out into the hills.
With over 2500 feet of climbing and variable terrain you’ll need to be steady on your feet and pretty determined. People can go out and do this route any time they wish but to do it as part of an event gives you a safety blanket should things go wrong. A number of tents can be found on route and you can feel free to dive into one should you need to. The team is there to help and a medic will be on hand and emergency services pre-notified. Not that you’ll need them! The run is a straight up and down to maximise use of marshals and increase peoples ability to follow the right directions.
All enquiries regarding entries to Barry Kemp