Montane Trail 13 & Trail 10
The final race in the 2017 Montane trail tour race series will take place in Delamere Forest. Stated as being Cheshire’s largest area of woodland, and home to a wide variety of woodpeckers and dragonfly, the luscious forest makes for a beautiful and scenic run both on and off the beaten track.
Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!
Brief History of Running
Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.
Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.
How to get started in running events
Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.
Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.
Running Races Near Me
There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;
Fun Runs | 5K Runs | 10K Runs | Half Marathons | Marathons
Top Running Events in 2020
We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.
The Montane Trail 13 & Trail 10 Course
You have a choice of two trail running distances, The Montane Trail 13 half marathon or The Montane Trail 10.
Both the Trail 13 and Trail 10 routes set off along the same path initially.You will head out and complete loop 1, a lap of the Blakemere Moss Lake, before the two routes separate and head out on their separate ways.
The Trail 13 then heads over to the far side of the forest, whereas the Trail 10 heads over to Eddisbury Lodge for loop 2. The Trail 13 eventually rejoins Trail 10 and you all descend the footpath affectionately known as "Forest Warrior". Both races will climb Old Pale before descending to a fast sprint finish.
The routes are on forest trail which is mostly well compacted, however there are some small sections of rocky/stony terrain.
The Delamere trail running course will be fully signed with bright yellow directional signs together with our famous “motivational quotes” to keep you going. There will be 1 feeding station on the course.
The feeding station is at the cross junction of each loop so the Trail 10 will pass through it once whereas the Trail 13 will pass through three times in total.
In addition to the main trail races there will also be a free Trail Kidz 1k trail running event for children taking place at 9am, with medals for all finishers. You will have enough time to run with your children before taking part in the main event! There is no online registration for this event. You will need to register your child(ren) on the day at the Trail Kidz Registration Tent.
How much to enter:
The cost to enter the Montane Trail 13 is £30 and the cost to enter the Montane Trail 10 is £25.
Included within your entry is:
Your pay and display car parking fee
A bespoke Trail 10 technical race t-shirt
A bespoke Trail 10 finishers medal.