Derwent Reservoir Trail Races 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018

Derwent Reservoir Visitor Centre: Derwent Reservoir, Edmundbyers, United Kingdom

Trail running


Activities

  • Running-5 km - Individual registration
  • Running-7 mile - Individual registration

Description

In 2017, Run Peterlee (http://runpeterlee.co.uk/races/derwent-reservoir-trail-races/), an England Affiliated running club, launched a 7 mile trail race around the multi-purpose track of the beautiful Derwent Reservoir, On May 20, 2018, with a new improved visitors centre and car park, the event will be expanded to include a 3 mile (5k) race.

Derwent Reservoir lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border between County Durham and Northumberland, and, after Kielder Reservoir, is the second largest reservoir in the region. It supplies 28 million gallons (127 million litres) of water every day to the homes and industries of much of Wearside and South Tyneside.

Event details and schedule

Derwent Reservoir lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border between County Durham and Northumberland, and, after Kielder Reservoir, is the second largest reservoir in the region. It supplies 28 million gallons (127 million litres) of water every day to the homes and industries of much of Wearside and South Tyneside. All proceeds will go towards WaterAid whose vision is a world where everyone has safe water and sanitation. The race will be hosted by Run Peterlee and will be supported by Northumbrian Water Group.

So come on, what are you waiting for? Help WaterAid #FinishThirst by taking part in the Derwent reservoir Trail Race, sign up now and let your training commence.

All participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the event.

 

Parking at the visitors centre (DH8 9TT), runners will warm up as they make their way up to the starting area at the dam, with magnificent views of the reservoir and the surrounding hills.

5K Trail Race - starts 09:00 - Starting from the dam, the 5K race will head to the left towards Pow Hill Visitors Centre, past South Shore. Turning at Pow Hill Visitor’s Centre the participants will run back to finish on the dam. Therefore, this is an out and back course."

7M Trail Race - starts at 10:00 - Starting from the dam, the 7M race will head to the left towards Pow Hill Visitors Centre, past South Shore. Turning at Pow Hill Visitor’s Centre the participants will run back toward the dam, then pass Cronkley Bay, Henry's Plantation and The Meadow towards Millshield Picnic Area. Turning one more time the participants will run back to finish on the dam. Therefore, this is a double out and back course.

 

Here’s what some of the runners from last year’s event had to say:

"A fantastic event, very well planned, I am looking forward to the next one!"

"It was a most enjoyable event. The support was brill."

Register now… 

Organised by

WaterAid

47-49 Durham Street, London

Phone: 0207793 x4594

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