10

Distance KM


223

Ascent Feet


220

Descent Feet




BRANCHES & BAYS 10K

Part of the Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.Set in a beautiful and historic area of County Durham the Branches and Bays 10k promises to be a must do event in the running calendar.

As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is a route that Trail Outlaws have worked very hard to bring to the calendar. Starting in the local village of Hawthorn, the route takes you through the Durham Wildlife Trust and National Trust managed woodland of Hawthorn Dene. Then the running of the Bays of Hawthorn Hive and The Blast Beach.

Once you venture onto this route I'm sure you will agree, that it is one of the most beautiful and a true trail run.

PRE RACE INFO

Entries

The entry fee is £20/£22.

Cut Offs

The race must be completed within 2 hours.

Route and Course Markings

The course will be marked and taped and marshals will be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility.

Aid Stations/Check Points

There will be a check point at 4 miles. Sweets and water will be available at the check point. Sweets, water and fizzy drinks will be available at the end of the race.

First Aid

The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision inculding a paramedic and an ambulance. Nearest local hospital:- Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP. Tel: 0191 565 6256

Mandatory Kit

Shoes suitable for the ground conditions.

Awards

All finishers get a bespoke medal. On race day you will also get a Trail Outlaws themed momento.

There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 plus
First Three First finisher First finisher First finisher First finisher

Race Registration and Parking

Hawthorn Community Centre,

Hawthorn,

Village Green,

County Durham,

SR7 8SG

Map for Hawthorn Community Centre

Branches & Bays 10K - 14/08/2022

  • 08:30 - 09:40Village Hall

    Opens for race registration, pick up race numbers and race merchandise.
  • 09:55Start/Finish Area

    Race safety briefing
  • 10:00Start/Finish Area

    Race start!
  • 11:30Start/Finish Area

    Awards Presentation
  • 12:00Start/Finish Area

    Race cut off

Branches & Bays 10K - Rules

  1. All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
  2. You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
  3. Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
  4. Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
  5. If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
  6. Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
  7. We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
  8. All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
  9. You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
  10. If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
  11. Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
  12. Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
  13. of local land owners.
  14. Earphones/headphones may be used, but MUST be taken off head or out of ears completely at certain points.
    1. When you’re approaching a road crossing
    2. When you’re approaching a checkpoint
    3. If you see a marshal in hi-viz anywhere along the race route
    4. On any section of trail narrow enough that you’re running single file
    5. Speakers are not allowed
    6. If you forget about your earphones, and a marshal signals you to remove them, you must do so immediately. If you try to argue the point about your music being turned off, your earphones may be confiscated from you until the race finish, and you also risk being removed from the race for your own safety, i.e. disqualified.
  15. You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
  16. The race has an ARC permit number and will be held under ARC rules. We recommend that you make yourself familiar with ARC rules specific to Trail running: http://www.runningclubs.org.uk/rules
Male Category Year Time
Liam Taylor M 2021 00:39:23
Paul West M40 2021 00:42:15
John Rippon M50 2019 00:45:44
Peter Mullarkey M60 2021 00:53:20
Bill Duff M70 2019 01:03:04
Female Category Year Time
Wendy Clapman F 2017 00:47:26
Wendy Clapman F40 2017 00:47:26
Jackie Murdy F50 2019 00:49:48
Lyne Valentine F60 2019 00:59:01
Judith Rodwell F70 2021 01:32:14
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