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


Run Dates







12th December; Clee Tri Club organising NOTE VENUE CHANGE

Meet at the Cenotaph in Waltham near the mini roundabout, plenty of village parking. The run will be 5/6 miles and cater for all. Kings Head for food afterwards.

19th December Christmas Special……get some cheap Christmas lights to wrap around you on the run! Hallf Farm AShby Cum Fenby…more details to follow

2nd January….Martin Young

9th January; Stu MacFarlane organising from Keelby

16th January; Caistor Running  organising

Nettleton’s nod to Neil“ – out along Viking Way, through the you know what, to the Mines then back over Nettleton Top and down to the pub.

23rd January ; Clee Tri Club organising

30th January Sophie and Jack organising

6th February Martin Young

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 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 👍


Previous Torch Runs



The 2018 season opened at Ashby Cum Fenby with 90-100 runners enjoying a pleasant steady 5 mile run. Great food and cake afterwards, as well as a lovely surprise for Neil celebrating his retirement!

Wednesday 31st October Lydia Gibbs organised a lovely flat run from  Waltham Tea Gardens .


7th November; Kevin Houghton organised a challenging run from  The Splash Pub, Watery Ln, Little Cawthorpe.

14th November Irby Upon Humber; Martin Young organised a super run around Irby Vale. There were a few hills thrown in!!



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 say nearly £400 raised for Lincs and Notts air ambulance, which was amazing.

The contents of the jar will be going to the Not Home Alone charity at the end of March

Any contributions will be really appreciated.