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Our Top 10 Outdoor Events for Autumn

Autumn is officially here, but the cold weather around the corner doesn’t stop the adventures you can have outdoors. We’re here to give you the lowdown of our favourite events across the UK for the new season.

28.09.19 - The Hurly Burly, North Wales

Taking place in Mawddach Estuary, North Wales, the Hurly Burly is a 10km event giving you the option on whether to run, or run and swim. Hosted by the Outdoor Swimming Society and surrounded by beautiful mountains, begin the swim on Barbouth Beach before swimming under the Barbouth Bridge through the narrow estuary. Ending at Penmaenpool with hot food and fire pits, there’s a warm, social finish to the day.

28.09.19 - Hurly Burly Run and Swim

05.10.19 - Spartan Race

05.10.19 & 06.10.19 – Spartan Race, Berkshire

With three distances to choose from, the 5km, 13km and 21km, the Spartan Race is open to all running abilities. Don’t be afraid to get muddy, with 20-35 obstacles to tackle depending on your distance you’re in for a real challenge. Take on the race solo or enter as a team for extra morale.

06.10.19 – GO TRI, North Yorkshire

If you’re after something a little less muddy to get a taste of outdoor pursuits, the GO TRI is ideal. GO TRI is an entry level triathlon if you’re wanting to give it a go. Made up of a 200m swim, 9km bike ride and 2.5km run, the GO TRI gives you a low-cost taster of the world of triathlons.

06.10.19 - GO TRI Triathlon

01.11.19 - The Rebellion Ultra Marathon

01.11.19 – The Rebellion Ultra Marathon, Wales

Not for the faint hearted, follow a picturesque route of 135 miles along Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, Wales. The Rebellion Marathon begins in Knighton, continuing through Machlynlleth and finishing in Welshpool. With a huge ascent of 7,700m over the course, this is not an event to be taken lightly.

02.11.19 – Cycling Down Dementia, Norfolk

Choose from either 53 or 78 miles (and a children’s option) to cycle in support of Cycling Down Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The routes take you through the Norfolk countryside with views of Sandringham Estate. A great opportunity to get out on two wheels before the brunt of the cold weather hits.

02.11.19 - Cycling Down Dementia

16.11.19 - Glentress Winter Trail Half Marathon & 10km Night Run

16.11.19 – Glentress Winter Trail Half Marathon & 10km Night Run, Scotland

Take part in either a half marathon, 10km night race, or challenge yourself to completing both. Clearly signposted, the 21km half marathon takes place in the morning and takes you through forest and moorland, stay the day and complete the 10km night run for an extra pursuit.

01.12.19 – Brean Down Santa Scramble, Somerset

What better way to mark the start of the Christmas season than dressing up as Father Christmas and completing a 5km or 10km run? Don your Santa hat to scramble up hills before making your descent around Brean Down. Good for you, and the environment, the route is marked with eco-friendly spray paint as to not damage the area.

01.12.19 - Brean Down Santa Scramble

07.12.19 - Forestry 100 Running Series

07.12.19 – Forestry 100 Running Series, Surrey

Midway through its centenary year, the Forestry Commission is celebrating 100 years with a series of 10km runs across the UK. In 1 of 16 runs, the Surrey run takes you through woodland, wildflower meadows and orchards set in Jeskyns Community Woodland.

04.01.20 – Sir Titus Winter Trot, West Yorkshire

Ranging from 5 - 51km with seven route options to pick from, the Sir Titus Winter Trot takes you alongside the Leeds Liverpool canal. To finish your run, you’ll find a selection of homemade cakes, chocolate, and of course beer to peruse along with your medal.

04.01.20 - Sir Titus Winter Trot

11.01.20 - Fowlmead, Chocathon

11.01.20 – Fowlmead Chocathon, Kent

Postpone your post-Christmas diet with the Fowlmead Chocathon. Over six hours, complete as many of the 4.37mile laps as you can, and eat chocolate after each loop. Run and eat as much as you can in the six hours, for a smooth transition back into running after Christmas.

Have we missed something out? Let us know your favourite events in the comments below!

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Sophie has recently joined the team after working as a sales assistant in the Blacks Meadowhall store. She is an occasional walker and hoping to experience more of the outdoors after moving closer to the Peak District from her small village in Yorkshire.

She is more accustomed to camping and travelling with her local Senior Section unit, camping in places like Alton Towers and Marwell Zoo, and travelling to North America and Switzerland.

Sophie is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, space fanatic and likes going to the pub at the weekend like any normal person should.

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