Lincolnshire Wolds Head Torchers

   

 

Free and great fun!

We have been organising these FREE (voluntary charity donation runs with head torches strapped to our heads since the winter of 2011! Just a handful of us ran in wind, rain, snow and moonlight! We had great fun so decided to invite others along to join in the fun!

Now runners from all over the area come together and enjoy some great running venues across the Lincolnshire Wolds, and occasionally just off piste! At the end of the runs we usually meet in the local pub that normally put on a special dish for us all, this is optional but a great social afterwards!

Our aim is to ensure that these runs are safe and enjoyable for all abilities. This season we’ll be doing 2 runs per month, of 1 distance only, which will be no more than 6 miles. We will go out as a single group so if you want a speed session this is NOT the right run for you. These are steady social runs for all abilities where you can have a bit of fun and a natter along the way!

We will have regular regroups at each mile {approx.} We’d like all runners to support each other by encouraging and running alongside the runners who have a different ability.

We ask that ALL runners who attend:

  • Listen to the safety brief before the run
  • Can comfortably RUN the specified distance and not walk
  • Bring a good head torch and bright clothing
  • Be willing to support each other
  • Make a minimum £1 donation (voluntary but preferred) to the charity we are supporting
  • Must be aware that you are attending at your own risk – Please note that we do have run leaders/ back markers and first aid support at all the runs

All runs will start at 6.30pm unless otherwise stated

 

 

Run Dates

 

DATES OF THE UPCOMING RUNS:

November 13th – Keelby – Kings Head Pub (Victoria Road DN41 8EH).

November 20th – RNLI Cleethorpes (extra charity run due to best tides times) – Pop up Cafe – bring cakes if you can!

November 27th – Hall Farm; Ashby Cum Fenby

December 11th – Fun Christmas Run from Wold the Tea Rooms in Wold Newton – Food in tea rooms afterwards.

CHRISTMAS BREAK – A run over Christmas may be organised pending availability

January 8th  – Willingham Woods – Pop up Cafe – bring cakes if you can!

January 22nd -Kirmington; Marrowbone and Cleaver

February 5th – New Holland by Barton and District AC

February 19th – Moot Hall – Holton Le Moor

March 4th –

March 18th –

Tee Shirts

 

We have Lincolnshire Wolds Head Torchers long sleeved hi viz tee shirts! (on special offer at just £7 instead of £10)

Due to receiving loads of requests we now have a batch of super hi viz long sleeved tech tee shirts for sale. These will be brought to each torch run and will sell at a special offer price of just £7 (previously £10).

These are great to wear on the torch runs, sizes XS, S ,M, L, XL, XXL. When they are gone they are gone. We will be there from 6pm each night for you.

Safety

🔦Safety information🔦

If you intend joining in on these great fun torch runs, please take a couple of minutes to read and digest this safety reminder. We don’t want to detract from you having a great run, but there has to be a degree of understanding on what you need to do.

🏃‍♀️ Please note…your attendance at these runs is purely voluntary. You must turn up dressed in the correct clothing for the weather conditions which includes bright/reflective. 🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️You must have a torch which is in good working order. 🏃‍♂️

🏃‍♀️Whilst Mobile phones, medical kits and foil blankets will be taken in the event there is a medical situation, you must make sure you are fit and well on the night🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️Whilst we cater for all running abilities, you must be able to comfortably run the advertised distance without stopping. Whilst there will be lots of re-grouping we need to be mindful that runners will soon become cold in the winter if stood still for long periods of time. It is a run not a walk🏃‍♂️

🔦Finally please listen to the safety briefing provided by the run leader. 🔦

Thanks for your support and understanding 👍

 

Charity

The torch runs are free of charge, organised by volunteers who recce the run and organise the food options. We encourage you to bring some loose change with you and pop it into the charity jar. Minimum donation of £2 is preferred.

We have raised around £4,000 in the last 3 years since by introducing the charity element, we’ve donated to some great local charities including, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, Operation Christmas Child, Riding for the disabled and Not Home Alone.

This years cause:

Our current charitable cause is for a local young lady called Leanne Stephen who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Leanne is a wheelchair athlete who for 10 years was part of the Paralympic Table Tennis Team. Leanne is now a qualified fitness Instructor and has a passion for promoting disability in a positive way. Leanne loves to participate at our events and has recently lost 2 stone. She is in desperate need of a new wheelchair as the current one is 10 yrs old. She needs around £5,000 in total for a new one and is currently trying really hard to raise the money.  If you can help Leanne in any other way please contact nicola@tape2tape.co.uk. Or maybe you wish to make a donation yourself – see link below. Thank you for your support.

Leanne’s Just Giving Link  >>> HERE <<<