Chester le Street, Lambton Castle Head torch race

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  • Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
  • 04. February, 2017
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  • 5 Km

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About the race

Lambton Notorious night run

This 5 mile route is epic!! We will take you on a fantastic single loop through the forests and trails of Lambton Estates. A gem of a location 5 minutes off the A1. Join the biggest night run in the North East, whether you are a first time night runner of you already know what a Buzz it is.


Chester le Street, Lambton Castle Head torch race

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Peter Moralee

Completed in 2018


Loved this run through the muddy dark woods.

Chester le Street, Lambton Castle Head torch race

Easy online registration, plus simple on the day bib number and timing chip pick up.

Plenty of pre event emails with lots of information. Remember to print off a waiver form.

Free parking near the start/finish.

Registration, toilets, tea/coffee stall and t-shirt stand at the start.

No headtorch sales on the day, so bring your own.

Course was really good. Bit mad at the start though due to going straight into mud and big puddles. Runners tried to go round it, just run through it! You are going to get wet and muddy anyway.

Most of the time you are running through woodland on tracks, soft grass or mud/puddles. 

Remember that headtorch though it's dark!

The race is chip timed and the results were published the next day.

Pictures were taken just after the start and at the finish. These were also published the next day and free!

No medal, t-shirt or memorabilia (apart from smiles and muddy boots) at the finish but this is to keep the entry price low, only £13.

Loved this run, challenging but fun. Smiled most of the way round. Would recommend and definately do it again.


Posted on 11.02.18