15 Feb FoxTrail Winter Running Series’ The Story So Far
So when the doors shut for FoxFall and wakeboarding over the winter months, the preparation begins for our 5 race winter running series; FoxTrail. This year to date we have had in excess of 800 entries to our 5 races, which just keeps growing year on year.
The series began with our signature 13k route which meanders around the headland at the Tynne estuary and John Muir Country park. This coincided with our John Muir Winter Carnival, which ensured the series got off with a bang! We had plenty of new faces running and indeed on the podium which was fantastic to see, plenty of smiles and happy runners.
With the extreme weather battering the coastline in mid December curtsy of Storm Frank, we had to make the tough call to postpone Race Two until the following week. The omens were good with the reserve date serving up a perfectly still, crisp winter evening with 100 runners weaving in and out of the woodland with their head torches under the stars.
Race Three stepped up the distance with runners breaking the 16K seal for the series, along a new challenging route. Again we received tremendous feedback from the runners and the buzz back at FoxTrail HQ was palpable post race, with runners deliberating with one another about the trickiest section and who was the muddiest!
The series is fast becoming one of the highlights of the year and just seems to get better and better. For Race 4 we head over the estuary to Harvest Moon Holiday Treehouses for the longest race of the series; the 20K, with a punishing beach section. We can’t wait! To keep up to speed with all the race results and latest news check out the FoxTrail website at;