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The Longhorn

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Thoresby Hall, Ollerton, Newark, NG22 9WH, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
5 km ?

5.00KM

Run

April 19, 2020
10 km ?

10.00KM

Run

April 19, 2020
Half Marathon ?

13.10ML

Run

April 19, 2020
Marathon ?

26.20ML

Run

April 19, 2020
Ultra ?

60.00KM

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April 19, 2020

Overview

Your favourite 'The Longhorn' is back! Sunday April 19th 2020

Choose 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon or 60k Ultra set in private areas of Sherwood Forest & the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park; next to a Grade1 listed 19th Century country house in north Nottinghamshire; Thoresby Hall.

Running over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside & forest. The elevation is noted on the downloadable course map. The course has very firm hard ground if dry but if we get a lot of rain then there can also be a few muddy areas to run through. 

Canicross entries & Nordic Walkers are very welcome. Please ensure you enter under the specific category you wish to be with.

Race numbers and your timing chip will be given out on the morning of the race. Please allow enough time to collect these from Race Registration. 

The Ultra will have an 8 hour limit to complete the course & we will ask participants to finish prior to their final lap if they will finish after 4.30pm. Marathon runners must also finish before 4.30pm giving them a 7 hour time limit. Cut off is 3.15pm. After that you will not be permitted to continue another lap & we send an END RUNNER round the course to ask marshals to stand down & to ensure last participant returns safely. This is for your safety & to ensure course marshals can leave at a suitable time. 

The Longhorn will have the following:

  • 5k family run/walk
  • 10k run race 11am & 2pm (1 lap)
  • 1/2 marathon run race (2 laps)
  • Marathon run race (4 laps)
  • 60k Ultra (6 laps)
  • Chip timing
  • Regular water / feed stations around the course (for man & beast!)
  • Toilets on course
  • Route fully marshalled and signposted
  • Distance markers
  • Bespoke race finishers medal - new bling every year!
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd man, woman
  • Trophies for Veteran Winners; Male 40+ & Female 35+
  • Canicross Winner Trophies
  • Nordic Walking Winner Certificates
  • Age group Certificates
  • Certificates for ALL - sent by email
  • Race photographer - free unlimited race photos
  • Sports Therapist for free post race massage
  • Full medical provision
  • Ideal for novice through to elite
  • Race village with hot food and beverages for sale
  • Good Spuds providing high quality jacket potatoes, bacon butties & more!
  • Little Sunshine Van providing home made cakes & hot drinks including specialist coffee & gluten free options
  • Free bouncy castle for children
  • Race partners at race village - to be confirmed 
  • Free onsite parking- please car share to save our environment.
  • CAKE!

Event details and schedule

 

The date is Sunday 26th April 2020. Races will start at the following times:

  • The 60k Ultra - 8:30am
  • Canicross 10k & Canicross half marathon - 9am (there are so many entries & we let the dogs go early to avoid the heat!)      
  • Marathon - 9:30am
  • 10k  -  in waves from 11.00 to 11.30am - fastest runners to the front. Please book into the 11am or 2pm wave
  • Nordic Walkers Half Marathon only  - approx 11.30am (at end of 10k waves)
  • Half marathon  - in waves from 11:50 to 12.05am
  • 5k start 12.15pm
  • 10k  - in waves from 2pm - please book into the 11am or 2pm wave
  • 5k Canicross start at beginning of 5k
  • 5k & 10k Nordic Walkers join main field & start at back please (or where pace suits you most)

PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES MAY CHANGE SO REVIEW THE WEBSITE PAGE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES

The course is fully marked and marshalled, maps are on the website as PDF downloads.

Free parking is located off Nethefield Lane and marked with our signs. Please allow up to an hour before your race start to collect your timing chip and race number.

Please ensure you sign our waiver, photo ID is not required on the day.

From previous runners comments it has been noted that road shoes are best for this course if it is dry.

All other information in detail can be found on the website www.sbrevents.co.uk

Enjoy your training!



Course & Event Features

RUN feature-icon Undulating
feature-icon Family Entertainment
feature-icon Free Massage
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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the The Longhorn, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Natural Beauty
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All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

Martin Dandy
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Reviewed 5 months ago

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My first marathon.  The event was very well-organised and well marshalled. Lovely views.  I can't think of anything negative to say other than the pain in my legs at the end!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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A lovely run in beautiful surroundings. There were some great Marshall’s on the course and it was really welll organised. Top event, would recommend. Oh, and a great medal too!

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Silver Award - 2018



Reviews (132)

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