It’s Easter weekend (15-16 April) and there’s a mouth-watering selection of races to burn off all that chocolate…
There is only one race on Saturday, the Newcastle Way Trail Marathon organised by Gold-Events. It’s the second outing for this event, which starts at 8am from Mow Cop in Staffordshire and finishes at Market Drayton in Shropshire. Runners can expect a challenging course with hills, stiles, country parks and woods with a section of road thrown in.
All finishers will receive a certificate, T-shirt and a free pint of Joules beer. Spot prizes and an Easter Egg hunt are an added bonus.
There are three races to choose from on Sunday and we stay north of the region with the Chasewater Easter Egg 10K and 5K. One of several events organised by Nice Work this race starts at 10.30am with runners following an undulating multi-terrain course around Chasewater Reservoir. Entrants are encouraged to dress up as an Easter character and there is an Easter themed medal and goodies for all finishers.
Over to Derbyshire for the Peat Pit Woods Fell Races. The junior race is 2.45K and starts at 11am followed by the 4.9K senior race at 11.30am. Both races are organised by Running With David and start from the Bear Inn, Alderwashley in Derbyshire.
We end with the Hanham Horror in South Gloucestershire. This is a tough 6-mile multi-terrain race with mud, hills, water and 100 plus steps followed by a sting in the tail in the form of a steep rope climb!
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.
Photo courtesy of Adrian Grimshaw.