Dukereis Dusk into Dark

10 or 20 miles of night running in Nottinghamshire

18 messages
21/08/2012 at 22:03

After the great support we had on here for the Dukeries Ultra we would like to let you know about a new race we have organised for October 20th. Ww start with a 10 mile option to introduce people to the trails and forest paths of the Dukeries area near Clumber Park as the Day turns into Dusk. Then, for the more adventurous,  in darkness along the same trails to give you the optiion of a 20 mile route. A head torch and hi vis clothing are a must for this section. 

Dukeries Dusk into Darkness


21/08/2012 at 22:38

This would be an ideal event for an ultra runner wanting to step up to the big stuff, who neded to gain experience of night running. 

25/08/2012 at 16:05

I'm thinking about doing the 20 miler. 

25/08/2012 at 21:00

thinking about the 20 too, first venture into night running

26/08/2012 at 20:37

Does anyone know what the route for this one will be like, any major climbs etc?

27/08/2012 at 15:36

Hi ColdComfort

The route is very runnable with no major climbs. Just think of undulating farm land and forest trails. Good underfoot, although if there has been a lot of rain it can get quite muddy.

We are going to let you all go out on your own to get round the 10 mile loop, and then there will be glow stick dotted around the course to help with the navigation in the dark.


Anything else you want to know please just ask and we'll look forward to seeing you on the 20th October

27/08/2012 at 17:58

Thanks for that

07/09/2012 at 21:47
We would like to let you know that we will be opening entries for the 2013 Dukeries Ultra shortly. Anyone who enters the Dusk into Dark will have a guaranteed place in the Ultra if they wish to enter.
08/09/2012 at 21:40
Hi really looking forward to this but a question before I enter how much map reading will be required as it looks pretty straight forward on your website

09/09/2012 at 13:40

There will be some map reading required as a backup to the Robin Hood Way signs that are permanently around the course.

As was pointed out at a previous race I attended, a map and some common sense should get you round. The GPS files are also useful if you have a watch or handheld you can use them on.

Are you local to the area? Do you know the woods at all?

09/09/2012 at 14:13
Hi Roger

I am from Burton so about 1 hour way but never been there before. I look like if I I'll have to have a look on utube on how to read. Map. All good fun epically in the dark. Too late now entry is in the post. Gulp
09/09/2012 at 20:30

Roger is their still a recce of the route on the 22 Sept ?[not that ill need it],if so is there any were to leave my bike as will be riding over to the start.

09/09/2012 at 21:28
Nice to see the Dukeries mentioned in The Guardians article - the rise of the ultramarathon. Wish the dusk into darkness was just a bit closer to home for me - I'm sure it will be a great event .
10/09/2012 at 21:24

Hi Gary, good to hear from you. At the moment we probably won't be running the recce as there has been no other interest or requests for information about it. Hope everything is going ok with you. Training going well for the Ladybower 50?

Andy, we where pleased to be included in that article as well and thanks for the comments about our next race.

11/09/2012 at 10:45

Roger ,not a problem with the recce ,will be running up through Clumber and doing the route this afternoon anyway.Trainings going well for The Ladybower 50,[thanks for asking],going to wait to see how the legs are after and then decide which distance to do on the DTD.IF i don't run i will gladly help out with marshaling

11/09/2012 at 21:06

Thanks for the offer Gary. Good luck at Ladybower, I'll keep an eye out for your name in the results

20/10/2012 at 09:55

tonight's the night.....

weather going to be fine, just the underfoot conditions to deal with.  However bad it is though, can't be any worse than the alternative which is sitting through the drivel of X-factor....

20/10/2012 at 10:58

Just off to put up glow sticks for the race. Pretty sure underfoot conditions will be mud, mud and possibly more mud!


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