No Ego Torch Challenge - Dalby Forest Night Runner

We return to Dalby Forest for our last event of our Winter No Ego Challenges in Winter 2020. The 5 mile course takes place on the tracks and trails through the mighty Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. But this course is run the opposite way to our January event. Can you run this faster?

People taking part in the Dalby Forest Night Runner
Cost:£13.75
Event Time:06:00 pm
Event Date:01 February 2020
Event Distance: Various

Running Events

History | Getting Started | Top Events


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!

Runners taking part in a running event


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.

Bournemouth Marathon

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.

Find out more about the 2020 Bournemouth Marathon

 


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The No Ego Torch Challenge - Dalby Forest Night Runner Course

Race start time 6:00 pm 

Pure Trail running returns, NO EGO style, in the Dark

This race will be on a combination of single narrow tracks, fire breaks forest trails and linking gravel trucking linking everything through the forest. Head torch race is fun and challenging; don't forget your sense of humour. You will get dirty, so be prepared. This is not an obstacle race, apart from ducking to miss branches, avoiding tree roots and running down steep decents.

If you don't have a head torch they can be purchased from stores or online for around £15.00+ or just use a hand held torch if you wish.

Head torches WILL NOT be on sale on the night of the event

For insurance purposes the minimum age for this event is 16 years old on the night.

Event Location : , Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Dalby Forest Dr, Low Dalby, Pickering, YO18 7LT

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