Windmilers Night Run

Once a year, usually in November, we invite members to do a timed run around the Common in darkness.  The next date will be announced on this page.



A run with a difference - come & see how it feels to run in the dark with badgers and owls, using a torch to make your way around!

This will take place at the normal training time. There will be no normal training on this night.

There is the opportunity to do this run as a race, as an individual run or to run as part of a led group.  If you do not want to run, please consider helping - contact Claire Morgan on to offer.  (This event takes more marshals than the equivalent daylight event.)

Meet at 7 for 7.15pm.  The route is about 3.5 miles - this time we are using a different route, but the start/finish is in a similar place.  You can see the route map below.

Please wear light coloured clothing/hi-viz; you MUST wear a head-torch or carry a hand-torch (if you don't have a torch you will not be able to run).

Please wear trail shoes if you have them, be prepared for slippery conditions, carry a mobile if you can (for safety reasons we will be taking participants' mobile numbers at registration); so that you can stay warm as
you cheer in the slower runners, please bring a jacket or fleece to put on at the finish (you can leave it at the start)."

We'll go to the Common and return as a group. Any non-members who want to join in will be asked to sign a disclaimer.

Running at night is an adventure and you should be aware of the hazards. It will be very dark, unlike the well-lit streets that we normally train on in winter. If you run regularly on the common and take part in the three mile handicap, you will probably have run on the paths we will use but they will look different in the dark - you may need to run more slowly. Do expect and watch out for potholes, tree roots and branches, and mud. Please DO make sure you have fresh batteries in your torch & test how bright it is before the race, as it may not cast as much light as you expect.