After a contingent of Striders competed at the Thunder Run and Equinox24 relay events in 2012 and 2013, the idea of strapping on headtorches and running some of our favourite off-road routes as a club was born. Over the 2013/14 winter season, a number of these were held (always as an additional run as well as, not instead of, our usual winter road runs).
From 2014/15 these became a regular addition, with runs held every 3 weeks. Similar to our summer outruns, these are sociable runs, done as a group – however, the darkness and winter weather means that slips and trips can’t always be avoided. Whilst we highlight any serious dangers as best we can, these runs do attract a slightly more intrepid crowd.
A few photos from our 2014/15 runs can be found here.
A few of our favourite routes can be found by clicking on the following links:
- Long Clawson
- Burton on the Wolds (curry run)
- Scalford (tunnel run)
- Melton KE7
- Rutland Water Peninsula