Head torching

This is fun and really sociable!

BACK AGAIN on Wednesday 24th  OCTOBER 2018

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


24th October Nicola and Neil organising; details asap

7th November; Kevin Houghton organising

21st November Kate Brown organising; details to follow

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.


Please note…your attendance at these runs is purely voluntary.  You must turn up dressed in the correct clothing for the weather conditions which is bright/reflective. You must have a torch which is in good working order. Mobile phones, medical kits and foil blankets will be taken in the event there is a medical situation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that everyone is safe, nne of the ‘organisers’ are responsible for your personal safety nor are they liable for any accidents which may occur.

Previous Torch Runs

32 runners kick off the 2017 season with a lovely run organised by Kevin Houghton

News Flash!! Record attendance at Swallow torch run!

The previous record attendance stood at 64 from 2014 with Barton and District AC. For unknown reasons, there was a massive 116 out on 25th October in Swallow!

Binbrook sees 83 hardy runners turn out thanks to Hilary and Nigel Burkitt.

71 runners were led aroun a lovely course around Nettleton; Thanks to Caistor Running Club(Russ n Rod)

Newsflash! 143 turn out from Waltham for a great evening organised by Clee Tri club

Away day at Epworth thanks to Julian at Metres to Miles

89 turnout in gale force winds to sample Jayne’s muddy one!

56 braved high winds on Scotty’s delights from Tetney Lock

94 Gruesome runners enjoyed the 10k course around Swallow

Thanks to Andy Guest, around 90 turned out for an away day in Brantingham…very cold up north!

60 plus trotted around Kirmington

48 cheery folk enjoyed the Christmas bash from Ashby Cum Fenby

72 folk trotted around Willingham Woods and popped into the lovely café afterwards

60 runners had a great time in the muddy fields from Scartho..thanks Sophie and Jack(nobody got lost!)

50 of you enjoyed a lovely stroll along the river bank in unseasonably v mild conditions

60 plus turned out from The Moot Hall in Holton Le Moor..top hospitality

Around 50 had a super trot in the countryside around Caistor…yummy fish n chips



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.