Foxtrail | Race 4 – 10K BALGONE
FoxTrail is the Winter Running series based in and around the beautiful Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar, East Lothian. The five race series, set to the backdrop of East Lothian’s most iconic beaches, estuaries and coastline, will be centred primarily on the East Neuk of the county between Lochhouses and Belhaven beach, utilising what must be some of the most scenic trail routes in the country.
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FOXTRAIL WINTER RUNNING SERIES, 

RACE FOUR 10K RUN, BALGONE ESTATE

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST, 2017

Overview

Race 4 takes us away from FoxTrail HQ to Balgone Estate, North Berwick. Balgone 10K is brand new to the FoxTrail series and can only be described as a hidden gem in the East Lothian countryside. Balgone is the home to the ‘Pinnacle of obstacle racing’, Total Warrior. If wet, this race has the potential to be the muddiest of the series! Challenging terrain and some technical sections will kick you back into action after the Christmas period of perhaps one to many mince pies!

Entry Fee £17.50




10K Race Route

10K Race Route

Terrain

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. This route has the potential to be the muddiest or the series. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.

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Race timetable

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Race timetable

Race Registration 8.00am – 9.00am
Race Brief 9.00am
Race Start 9.15am

Parking

Parking details will be released closer to the event day, follow the link below to see the event location

Balgone Estate

Water Station

Water Station
/Refreshments

Water Station Location still to be confirmed. Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.

Whats Included

Whats Included

All runners will receive their race number and safety pins at registration. And tea/ coffee and biscuits after the race.

Route Marshaling

Route Marshaling/ Marking

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.

Insurance

Insurance

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.

Prizes/ Medals

Prizes/ Medals

The top three men and woman in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors 2Pure, Nathan, and Feetures.

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 entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.

A veteran’s series winner 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.

Medical

Medicals

Race marshals will have minor first aid kits and a radio/ mobile phone if further assistance is required, the majority of marshals are also qualified firs aiders.

The race start/ finish area will also have first aid provisions and first aid qualified staff.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

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 the 22nd of January as the reserve date. Regretably we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.

Transport

Transport

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 North Berwick train station. There is no Public transport to Balgone estate, the train in the morning will not arrive early enough for race start, see below for bus and train timetables;

Edinburgh- North Berwick Bus

Central Belt Train Timetable

 

Local Taxi Firm

Torrance Taxis; 01368862612

Kit List

Kit List

Trainers/ trail running shoes recommended

Running clothing suitable to weather conditions- remember this is a winter event series!

RACE SERIES LEADERBOARD

A race leader board will be available here… more info to follow.