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Flying Fox Running is ecstatic to be able to be bringing back our night races across the south west for Autumn – Winter 2019-20 in some of the regions best country parks, nature reserves and scenic locations.

Take on the challenge and race through historic and natural settings,  or run with friends and take a more leisurely pace and enjoy the sites and aid stations.  All our races have generous cut off times and are made to be interesting but not impossible nor too technical for those not use to off road or night races.

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Pebblebed Heath Races – Daylight and Night Races

September 14th, 2019 from 4pm

This year the Nightjar 5 and 9 mile night races is joined by What Came Before. A daylight 5 and 10k (it is possible to enter one of each race).

Run from one of the UK’s best equestrian centres onto the East Devon Pebbled Heaths.  The Pebbled Heaths are part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a site of special scientific interest and special conservation area.  The heaths are composed of rare triassic pebble beds and have a rich human history.   You can normally see the coast and sea near Budleigh Salterton from the commons.

The Nightjar races start during dusk and so head torches are mandatory, please bring spare battery/batteries for them to.

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Dark Woods 6k and 8.5m

October 12th, 2019 @ 6:45pm (provisional)

Provisional date for 2019, all other information on the site is for the 2018 race and will be updated as details are confirmed.

Located in Great Wood in the Quantocks. Great Wood is known for it’s Combes, trees and Red Deer. This hilly race is challenging but the worst of the climbing is over in a few short walks (well we did) which rewards you with some spectacular downhill running.

The race is at night and so head torches are mandatory, please bring spare battery/batteries for them to.

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Run from the Romans 5 & 10 miles

November 23rd, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Provisional date for 2019, all other information on the site is for the 2018 race and will be updated as details are confirmed.

Run around the UK’s largest iron age hill fort and surrounding woods.  Ham Hill is a veritable treasure trove to visit, the route takes in the largest battlements, as well as stone circles, memorials, ancient quarries, a pub, monuments, historic quarry and abandoned buildings in Hedgecock Woods.  A 5 and 10 mile race with 1 and 2 laps.

The race is at night and so head torches are mandatory, please bring spare battery/batteries for them to.

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Ninesprings by Night 2, 5 & 10k

Jan 5th 2019 from 5:45pm

Run through the Woods and Victorian gardens of Ninesprings taking in the streams, ponds and springs that the area is named after.  A 5 and 10k race with 1 and 2 laps.

The race is at night and so head torches are mandatory, please bring spare battery/batteries for them to.

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Eventide Races 6 and 12k plus Abbotsbury 5k

April 13th, 2019 @ from 6:10pm

Three new races coming this spring running through the spectacular countryside around Abbotsbury including a section on the coast along the Chesil Beach. All our races start and finish in the beautiful setting of Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens. It’s an amazing backdrop for a race.

The first race of the evening on Saturday 13th April is the Abbotsbury 5k. This is the flattest of our routes. This is a daylight race and head torches are not needed.

This is followed by the Eventide Races, two races – 6 or 12k, 1 or 2 laps. These races will be starting just before sunset and head torches are needed. This route takes on St Catherine’s chapel. A hill top chapel with amazing views of the coast and village of Abbotsbury.

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Ham Hill Summer Races, Run for the Romans and Ham Hill Half

July 20th, 2019 @ from 4:00pm

Finally our runners get to race around Britains largest Iron Age Hill fort in the daylight. With four races to choose from. It’s even possible to double up and do an afternoon race and an evening one.

The first set of races will be Run for the Romans. A 5k and probably slightly long 10k. These are daylight races and head torches are not needed.

The second set of races is the two lap Ham Hill Half and a 1 lap long 10k (same courses as before).

The races are a chance to see the setting of our popular Run from the Romans race in daylight. Ham Hill Country park is the UK’s largest iron age hill fort and features stunning views out over Somerset.

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Woods and Water, Daylight 10 & 5 Mile and Dusk 5 Mile

August 17th, 2019 from 4pm

A new race in a new location. Clatworthy Reservoir is a stunning reservoir set in the Brendon Hills just outside Exmoors western border. The hills, ancient woods, water and slate beaches make an amazing back drop for running.

The reservoir has a natural 5 mile loop and these races have a 10 or 5 mile daylight option and then a dusk option setting off just before sunset.

The dusk race requires a head torch as runners are likely to finish in darknesses, please bring spare battery/batteries for them to.

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Testimonials

  • Did both of these races last year and both were excellent. Nathan worked hard to make these events special and I’m certain he’ll do an equally grand job with this year’s races. You will not be disappointed if you give any of these races a go. Running at night using a head torch is a unique experience and one which I am more than keen to try again.

    Darren Lee O'Donnell
  • Did the run from the romans race last night and I was very impressed with the marshals and the on course directions. The medal is also pretty impressive. The only thing I would say is that after such a cold run perhaps a free hot drink wouldn't go a miss.

    Andy Fraser
  • Really great run at Ham Hill last night, highly recommend any of Flying Fox runs for the future. Great course markings, well placed marshalls and a medal that’s up there with the best of them.

    Jamie Dent
  • Did the Run from the Romans last night and loved it! Very well organised , great route and marshalls , awesome medal with the bonus of a pub at the end! Looking forward to what the flying fox does next!

    Rach Heywood
  • Fantastic race - my first night/trail race in one! The marshalls were brilliant, the course challenging yet still fun. The medal is stunning! Can't wait for the next event

    Ben Brook
  • Had a blast at the ham hill night race loved it cant wait for the next one

    Laura Williams

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