Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019
Location: Derwent Reservoir Visitors Centre and Shop,
Derwent Reservoir Edmundbyers,
Country Durham,
United Kingdom.
(This is about 4M from the A68 and about 6M from Consett.)
Starts: 5km starts 9am, 7 mile starts 10am
Distances: 5km or 7 mile
Entry Fee: £10 for 5km, £15 for 7 mile
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In 2017, Run Peterlee launched a 7 mile trail race around the multi-purpose track of the beautiful Derwent Reservoir, in 2018, with a new improved visitors centre and car park, the event  expanded to include a 3 mile (5k) race. Both races return on Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Derwent Reservoir lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border between County Durham and Northumberland, and, after Kielder Reservoir, is the second largest reservoir in the region. It supplies 28 million gallons (127 million litres) of water every day to the homes and industries of much of Wearside and South Tyneside.

Parking at the visitors centre (DH8 9TT), runners will warm up as they make their way up to the starting area at the dam, with magnificent views of the reservoir and the surrounding hills.

5K Trail Race – starts 09:00 – Starting from the dam, the 5K race will head to the left towards Pow Hill Visitors Centre, past South Shore. Turning at Pow Hill Visitor’s Centre the participants will run back to finish on the dam. Therefore, this is an out and back course.

7M Trail Race – starts at 10:00 – Starting from the dam, the 7M race will head to the left towards Pow Hill Visitors Centre, past South Shore. Turning at Pow Hill Visitor’s Centre the participants will run back toward the dam, then pass Cronkley Bay, Henry’s Plantation and The Meadow towards Millshield Picnic Area. Turning one more time the participants will run back to finish on the dam. Therefore, this is a double out and back course.

All finishers will receive a technical T-Shirt.

Here’s what some of the runners from last year’s event had to say:

“A fantastic event, very well planned, I am looking forward to the next one!”

“It was a most enjoyable event. The support was brill.”

All participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the event.

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