Our favourite ‘The Longhorn’ is back! Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Choose 5km, 10km or half marathon for us nordic walkers. Runners can choose additional distances of 30km, marathon, 50km or 50km!
The event is set in private areas of the magnificent Sherwood Forest and the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park, next to the Grade1 listed 19th Century Thoresby Hall that we all love and know well.
There will be walkers, nordic walkers, runners and canicross runners (those who run with their dogs) so the atmosphere will be buzzing with activity and adrenalin. There will be stalls with merchandise, food and drinks.
The course takes us over old military roads, cleared tracks through ancient woodland and grassed paths around the country estate. The route includes a few hills to offer a small challenge around the course in the most scenic countryside and forest. The elevation is noted on the downloadable course map. The course has very firm hard ground if dry but if we get a lot of rain then there can also be a few muddy areas to run through.
As Sherwood Nordic Walking we will be welcoming nordic walking groups from around the country to take part with us. We will have our own designated stand where groups can congregate and meet other nordic walkers.
I have entered the 10k nordic walking category starting at 11am and hope some of you will choose to have a go too.
You can book your place here: https://www.sbrevents.co.uk/events/the-longhorn-2023
Please enter your group as ‘Sherwood Nordic Walking’ and if you are doing the 10k category please note there is a choice of start times 11am or 2pm. The 2pm start will be quieter but there will still be a good atmosphere as there are lots of runners who will still be on the course.
The early bird discount for entry ends on 30th October.
I will add this info to our booking page and if you choose to enter, please let me know! We have our own 10k route that will start appearing more often on the booking calendar in the Spring so that we can get used to the distance as part of training for the event. However, if you are already a regular nordic walker with us then you will be well prepared anyway.
Oh, and there is always a gorgeous medal at the end and a certificate that will be emailed to you!
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.