FOXTRAIL WINTER RUNNING SERIES,
RACE FOUR 10K, Balgone
Race 4 takes us away from FoxTrail HQ to Balgone Estate, North Berwick. This year is the fourth year of Balgone being host to a race and it’s fair to say last year did not disappoint! 10k of mud, mud, more mud, and hills! 302ft of ascent doesn’t sound much, but the energy sapping mud ensures a tough race is in store… certainly not one to underestimate.
If wet, this race has the potential to be the muddiest of the series once again. Challenging terrain and some technical sections will have you feeling like you have earnt the impending festive splurge!
Balgone is also the home to the ‘Pinnacle of obstacle racing’, Total Warrior.
Race Route; TBC
Please note that there will be a mixture of different and challenging terrain on the route and conditions will be muddy, soft and very slippy in areas. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.
|Race Registration||8.00am – 9.00am|
Parking will be located within the Foxlake car park and overflow car park. Please follow the link below for detailed directions to Foxlake, on site you will be directed to the correct parking area;
The water station will be located at the start/finish. Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.
All runners will receive their race number and safety pins at registration. And tea/coffee and biscuits after the race. Runners who complete all 6 races will receive a memento for their achievement!
All routes are way marked with tape and signposts, and marshals will be situated at key points in the race.
Please remember to double check the route map before the race start.
Final route maps can be found on the race info pages released prior to the event day.
The FoxTrail Winter Running Series is covered by event/public Liability Insurance. All racers and spectators that attend the event and participate at their own risk.
The top three men and women in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors.
The overall series winner will be announced on the final race day, to be eligible for the series winner award you must enter at least 4 of the 6 events. For those who are entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.
A veteran’s series winner for over 55 year olds will be announced at the final race only, so definitely not one to miss!
There will also be sponsored spot prizes given out on race days.
If you need medical assistance during a race our marshals will have first aid kits and a radio/mobile phones. The majority of marshals are also qualified first aiders.
The race start/finish area will also have first aid provisions and first aid qualified staff.
If you have any concerns regarding your health prior to any FoxTrail race, we would ask that you consult your GP before proceeding.
Within the period two weeks prior to any given event, runners will not be allowed to withdraw from the race and a deferral will be offered for the following year only.
In the event of extreme weather the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled we have marked Sunday 20th of January 2019 as the reserve date. Regrettably, we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.
Wherever possible, please share transport to and from the event with other runners and help us reduce the carbon footprint of our events.
A train from Edinburgh is available to/from Dunbar train station and then via bus (East Linton bound buses, ask for Foxlake Adventures) or a taxi. Bus times are infrequent: a taxi may be more suited to race times.
Edin 0707– Dunbar 0727
Dunbar 1138– Edin 1205 OR Dunbar 1308– Edin 1338
Local Taxi Firm
Torrance Taxis: 01368862612
Trainers/trail running shoes recommended
Running clothing suitable to weather conditions – remember this is a winter event series!
Warm clothes for after the race will be needed, a kit store will be available at Foxlake Adventures.