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Sunday 11th July 2021

Entries Open
Sunday 23rd February 2020 at 19:00
Entries Close
Sunday 14th June 2020
Entry Fees

Attached     £8
Unattached £10

Derwent Valley Trail Runners

Come and discover one of County Durham's best hidden secrets.

A challenging 8 mile off road trail race hosted by Derwent Valley Trail Runners and taking place in the beautiful Derwent Valley, home to the famous Red Kite. The race starts from the Dipton Jubilee Centre (DH9 9DR), the course will be fully marked and you will be looked after by our super-friendly marshals. The terrain is a mixture of interesting trails, twisting and turning through ancient woodland, rocky underfoot in parts, with a small section of fast paths and including a stream crossing. Maps will be available.

This is not a walking event.

May contain a few hills...

The race is open to those aged 18 and over only. There will be no entries on the day and no refunds will be offered, but substitutions will be allowed up to the closing date of entries. Numbers are to be collected from the Jubilee Centre at registration, which opens at 9am. Free car parking is available at Dipton Jubilee Centre, Collierly Primary School and Dipton Surgery. The race starts at 10am and presentations will be made at 12pm. Medical support will be available and refreshments will be provided on the course (around the half-way mark) and at the finish.

Soup and a roll will be provided at the Jubilee Centre. There will also be a selection of cakes on offer thanks to the Pont Valley Network, a conservation group based in the village, and donations will be warmly welcomed.

Club Charity This year, the club is supporting Great North Air Ambulance Service and will be making a donation to them out of the entry fees.Some of you will know that their services were called upon when one of our members, Alan Rippon, collapsed at a recent cross country event following a heart attack. Without them, and the paramedics who attended him beforehand, Alan's survival would have been very much in doubt.

Permit number TBC

Supported by Pont Valley Network

Fastest winning times

Original route (anti-clockwise)

  • Men’s - David Best (Blackhill Bounders) – 53:24
  • Ladies - Gemma Bradley (Saltwell Harriers) – 1:03:35

Revised route (clockwise) 

  • Men's - Stephen Gibson (Derwent Valley Trail Runners) - 54:27
  • Ladies - Joanna Beckett (Crook & District Athletic Club) - 1:02:30

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