LYME PARK MIDSUMMER TRAIL 10K

TUESDAY 18TH JUNE 2024, 7:30PM
SK12 2NR
VERY IMPORTANT RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
 
Thank you for joining us at the Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10k, we look forward to seeing you at this very popular SOLD OUT event! 

We are so excited to provide you with a course as stunning and versatile as this one. The trails and hills of the park are the perfect way to celebrate a midsummer evening taking in the beautiful views and sunset!

This race information includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection and much more!

START LIST

NUMBER COLLECTION
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG - free parking outside store) and can be picked up from our Race HQ at Lyme Park from 5.30pm.  You can also pick up family, friends and running club numbers in advance, just make sure you have their details (DOB) to hand.

STORE OPENING HOURS:
Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30
Sun: 11:00-4:00

NUMBER COLLECTION RETAIL DISCOUNT!
If you call into store to pick up your race number prior to race day you will receive 15% OFF anything FULL PRICED when purchased instore at that time (use code RNW15 at checkout online for 15% off).

TRANSFERS
If you are no longer able to join us on race day, you have the following 2 free of charge options:
 
1) You can transfer your race place to another person.
2) You can transfer to our virtual race option and run the race in your own time up to a month after race day to earn your unique collectable medal!

To make one of the above changes simply click BOOK NOW on our website at the top of the Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10K event page which will take you to the Nifty Entries page. Then click 'Transfer Entry' and follow the instructions.  As per our entry terms and conditions, we do not offer transfers to another event or refunds.  If you have already collected your race number you will need to pass this to the person you are transferring entry to.

Please note as per the terms and conditions of entry, we do not offer refunds or transfers to other races due to the upfront costs of each event.
RACE HQ AND OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY
Run North West are proud to support the
National Trust and a contribution from every race entry will go to Lyme Park.

With thanks to Lyme Park National Trust for hosting the Race HQ.
Please can all participants be aware of the following when out on the course: 
  • Remain on paths at all times.
  • Keep any gel/ energy bar wrappers and plastic bottles with you, no littering!
  • Only use authorised stiles.
  • Please be aware that livestock will potentially be near or on the course.  The cows are very tame but please be cautious if running close to them.
  • Respect other visitors on the public rights of way.

TRAVEL TO THE RACE 
Event location - Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR
Race HQ - outside the Timber Yard.

Car and Parking facilities
Where possible, please car share to ease congestion, traffic and to look after the environment.

Please head to the main car park where marshals will be on hand to guide you into the next available space. There is ample free parking and once parked, you can head up to the race HQ at the Timber Yard or to the start at Lyme Hall.  These 2 locations are only 150 metres apart.

PLEASE ARRIVE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO AVOID DELAYS & CONGESTION AS THE A6 CAN BE VERY BUSY AT THAT TIME OF THE EVENING.

Bike
Lyme Park has bike storage facilities available which are adjacent to the car park.

Public Transport
Disley Train Station is half a mile from the entrance to Lyme Park. Please check the National Rail website for up to date train times.

There is a bus service which stops on the A6 and runs from Manchester Airport to Buxton. If travelling by bus, please check the Transport for Greater Manchester website for up to date bus schedules.

COURSE
The race is a 1-lap course within the National Trust grounds of Lyme Park and consists of approximately 10K of running, with 272 metres of elevation gain.  A tougher and longer trail race than our other events with some great elevation and a fully marked and marshalled course, so no navigation required!

The course starts outside the impressive entrance to the main hall and is an undulating 10K with a mixture of grass, trail and road running. Enjoy the sights of Lyme Park and look out for the deer and cattle along the way!

The first mile which is mainly downhill, is followed by a short sharp climb past the infamous Cage with amazing views over Manchester. A one mile flatter section then leads to the second climb which takes you to the race summit and into the woods past The Lantern building.

The second half of the course involves more gentle undulations and downhill sections before descending to the finish at the Timber Yard (only a 100m from the start). Here you will be awarded with one of our iconic medals, this time taking inspiration from Lyme Hall.

At the finish, you will also find a great outdoor area, with lots of tables, to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

The course is suitable for all abilities and a perfect introduction to a more hilly trail experience for beginners. We would recommend trail shoes although road shoes may also be sufficient depending on the weather in the build up. 

NUMBERS
Numbers must be attached to the front of your vest, please do not fold/cut/deface it in anyway. The timing chip is attached to the back of your number and is detected when you cross the start and the finish. Please do not run around the outside of the start/finish mat area or your time will not be recorded.
 
Please also take the time to fill in your emergency contact details on the reverse of the number prior to running, in the unfortunate event of an emergency, these can help medics to treat you swiftly and appropriately.
 
Please DO NOT run in someone else’s number as it is against UKA rules, it can cause problems with the results and could also cause a lot of distress should there be an incident and the wrong family are contacted. 

TOILETS
There will be ample free toilets available within Lyme Park.  Please note these are split between the toilets at the Timber Yard (Race HQ) and those inside Lyme Hall (Race Start).  These locations are 200 metres apart.

REFRESHMENTS 
The Timber Yard (next to the finish line) has plenty of outdoor seating available where you can purchase and enjoy a variety of drinks, hot food and snacks for the duration of the evening.
 
MUSIC PLAYERS/HEADPHONES
The use of personal music players or headphones during the race is discouraged, as this can restrict your ability to hear safety instructions from marshals or unexpected events.  

MEDICAL SERVICES

First aid is situated at the start/finish and out on the course. Should you feel unwell during the race please let your nearest marshal know so we can arrange for medics to get to you as soon as possible. If you come across anyone injured or in distress, please report it to the nearest marshal who will be in contact with our event team and our first aid providers. 

ECO WATER 🥤🌍
In a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we have introduced a bring your own water bottle (pre-filled) to place at the finish area for the end of the race. A bottle drop table will be set up for these next to the finish, at the Timber Yard (next to registration). Completely optional, but every person who brings their own bottle of water is helping to save the planet one small step at a time. You are also welcome to bring a water bottle that can be carried around the course with you, instead of stopping at the halfway water station.

Bottled water will be provided, as usual, for anyone who is unable bring their own. We do use a responsible supplier for our water (as well as being ZERO to landfill), their bottles are made out of recycled plastic and are fully recyclable.

If you use the water provided by us, please make sure to recycle this bottle, either at home or at the marked bins near the finish. Whilst we do check for litter, may we also ask that no bottles are dropped along the course. It is important to protect and preserve this beautiful National Trust property.

RUN NORTH WEST POP-UP SHOP
Located at both the start and finish, the Run North West store team will be there with a pop-up shop for all your running essentials! This will include runner belts, gels, bars, race clips, sunglasses and more.  Don't forget to use your 15% race discount!

BAG DROP
Where possible please leave your belongings in your cars. We have a limited bag drop for anyone cycling or coming by public transport to the race.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day pictures will be free to download and linked to your results.  A link can be found on our EVENTS PAGE. You can also use the new photo recognition technology to find your pictures.

As soon as the pictures are available we will post an update on our social media pages. Do bear with us as there will be lots to edit, they are usually available by the evening of the race.
 
RESULTS
Timing and results will be available on our EVENTS PAGE as soon as possible after the race has finished, simply click on the link. If you entered your mobile number into your entry details you should receive a text as you cross the finish line.
 
After the results are published, if you spot any issues or errors please contact Nifty Entries our results provider by clicking on the “query a result button”, or contact run@runnorthwest.co.uk where we will put you in touch with Nifty Entries.

FINISHER MEDAL & POST RACE TRIBE BAR
All finishers will receive a collectable Run North West Bespoke Medal. For this race, we have a fantastically themed deer medal and we cannot wait to hand them to you at the finish!  Plus you will get water and a Tribe Bar to enjoy and help you recover at the finish line.

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
If you can no longer make race day and would prefer to run the Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10K virtually, we have created a virtual option to allow you to still get involved, run the trail 10K virtually and earn yourself our iconic medal!

To opt for the virtual race please go to your confirmation email and click on the transfer option at the bottom.  As well as the option to transfer to another person there will also be an option to transfer to the Virtual race.

PLEASE NOTE: If you take the option to transfer into the virtual race, you will NOT have an entry to run the 2024 Lyme Park Midsummer Trail 10K.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.

2025 LYME PARK MIDSUMMER 10K
Entries for the 2025 race will open at a later date - keep your eyes pealed on our social media and your emails for updates!

If you have any questions that are not answered in this booklet, please contact us via run@runnorthwest.co.uk

STORE & ONLINE DISCOUNT
All runners of our races can enjoy 15% discount at our Run North West store (2 St Ann's Parade, Wilmslow. SK9 1HG).  This can be used on full priced items up to a month after race day, with club runners receiving a permanent 15% discount. Simply show your confirmation email to a member of our team in store to claim your discount. If you prefer to shop online use code RNW15 at checkout.

Finally, from all of us at the Run North West Team we just wanted to thank you again for all of your support and look forward to seeing you on the start line!
The RNW Team 💚👟🏃‍♂️

The race is licenced by a TRA race permit.