Head torching

This is fun and really sociable!

Free and great fun!

Started in Winter 2011, we  have organised the FREE(voluntary charity donation….) weekly run with head torches strapped to our heads! Runners from all over the area come together and share some new running venues across the Wolds, and occasionally just off piste!

  • Normally 50 plus runners attend
  • We cater for all speeds, as long as you are able to comfortably run the distance specified and not walk.
  • Make sure you have a good head torch and bright clothing
  • Distances of between 5 and 9 miles are covered
  • Meet at a local pub for a good natter about all things running, and have a drink and a bite to eat afterwards.(optional)

All runs will start at 6.30pm unless otherwise stated

Update 18-3-19

>> IMPORTANT PLEASE READ <<

Head Torch Run Update

Thank you to everyone who has organised a run this season, we know how much hard work goes into ensuring the routes are safe and suitable for a big group. We cannot put these runs on without the support behind them. We have also raised some great funds for local charities as a result of donations received each week, THANK YOU.

As most most of you are aware Neil and I have been unable to run this season and have both had knee operations in the last couple of months. Although we have been in the background coordinating we’ve not attended many of the runs. We are aware that there have been one or two small issues cropping up so we have decided to make a few small changes to the runs next season.

We want these runs to be safe, enjoyable and above all cater for everyone who attends. When we first started them it was a great steady social run that enabled runners of all abilities to meet up and run together. It was also a place to have a bit of fun and chatter, whilst exchanging some useful running tips and advice. Front runners always ran back for the back runners at regrouping points and gave encouragement. It was also an opportunity to have some great food and a beer afterwards.

To ensure the runs achieve this, we are going to do the following next season:

> 2 organised runs per month
> 1 distance (no more than approx. 6 miles)
> 1 group (no splits of fast/slow runners)
> Structured pre-run safety brief (please no talking!)
> £1 charity donation (optional but preferable)
> Lots of fun and laughter along the way!

If this sounds like something you would like be part of, we’d love to see you again next season!

FINALLY……
Due to recovering from our knee operations sadly there will be no finale head torch run this year, David Scott has kindly counted the contents of the charity jar that we started up again in the New Year, there was a total of £153.59, so thank you to everyone who donated. We have decided to donate the money to the Cleethorpes & Grimsby Riding for the Disabled(although they don’t know it yet!)

Thanks for reading…..please TAG & SHARE who attends these runs.

Regards
Nicola & Neil

 

Run Dates

 

Updated 18-3-2019

>> IMPORTANT PLEASE READ <<

Head Torch Run Update

Thank you to everyone who has organised a run this season, we know how much hard work goes into ensuring the routes are safe and suitable for a big group. We cannot put these runs on without the support behind them. We have also raised some great funds for local charities as a result of donations received each week, THANK YOU.

As most most of you are aware Neil and I have been unable to run this season and have both had knee operations in the last couple of months. Although we have been in the background coordinating we’ve not attended many of the runs. We are aware that there have been one or two small issues cropping up so we have decided to make a few small changes to the runs next season.

We want these runs to be safe, enjoyable and above all cater for everyone who attends. When we first started them it was a great steady social run that enabled runners of all abilities to meet up and run together. It was also a place to have a bit of fun and chatter, whilst exchanging some useful running tips and advice. Front runners always ran back for the back runners at regrouping points and gave encouragement. It was also an opportunity to have some great food and a beer afterwards.

To ensure the runs achieve this, we are going to do the following next season:

> 2 organised runs per month
> 1 distance (no more than approx. 6 miles)
> 1 group (no splits of fast/slow runners)
> Structured pre-run safety brief (please no talking!)
> £1 charity donation (optional but preferable)
> Lots of fun and laughter along the way!

If this sounds like something you would like be part of, we’d love to see you again next season!

FINALLY……
Due to recovering from our knee operations sadly there will be no finale head torch run this year, David Scott has kindly counted the contents of the charity jar that we started up again in the New Year, there was a total of £153.59, so thank you to everyone who donated. We have decided to donate the money to the Cleethorpes & Grimsby Riding for the Disabled(although they don’t know it yet!)

Thanks for reading…..please TAG & SHARE who attends these runs.

Regards
Nicola & Neil

Tee Shirts

 

We have Lincolnshire Wolds Head Torchers long sleeved hi viz tee shirts!

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 just £10. We will put £1 of every sale into the ‘head torch charity jar.’ These are great to wear on the torch runs, sizes 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. We encourage you to bring some loose change with you and pop it into the charity jar.

The first half of this seasons head torch runs saw £600 raised which has gone to the amazing Operation Christmas Child charity.

Any contributions will be really appreciated.