Community Run Events

Leeds - Meet-up - 14th January

14th January at 12:00pm - 1:30pm

HOSTED BY: Colin Sinclair McDermott 

ADDRESS: Starbucks, 48 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 6AA

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Just a general catch up over a coffee or soft drink for anyone in the area looking to meet other OYNB Challengers.

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Glasgow - Meet-up - 18th January

18th January at 2:00pm

HOSTED BY: John Doherty 

ADDRESS: TBC, Glasgow

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Is anyone interested in meeting up in Glasgow? I’m on my first few days AF and would love to compare notes!

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

London - Winter Walk - 19th January

19th January at 7:00am

HOSTED BY: Becca Wolf-Gasparetto 

ADDRESS: Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS

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A cool half or full marathon!

Over 2,000 challengers will take on the London Winter Walk through the heart of the Capital, following the Thames, and passing many famous landmarks. A great way to gear up for an active New Year!

The start / finish is The Oval Cricket Ground - with two Half Marathon distance options:

21km 'Eastern Walk' - a loop past Tower Bridge to Southwark Park and back.

21km 'Western Walk' - heading out to Putney Bridge and returning to The Oval.

OR - if you're up for a tough one - join the early start - do both legs, and make it a New Year Full 42km Marathon Walk.

Free Winter Walk beanie hat & neck buff - snacks and hot drinks stop en route - medals and hot meal at finish. Join us!

A group of us who are taking on the Lake District Ultra Challenge in June 2020 have decided to sign up for this as a training walk.

It would be fantastic to get as many OYNBers involved... So who’s in?!!

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Bristol - Meet-up - 19th January

19th January at 10:30am

HOSTED BY: Claire Burrows 

ADDRESS: Almondsbury Garden Centre, 51-53 Over Lane, Bristol BS32 4BP

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Come for breakfast/coffee and a walk if the weather looks good.

I’ll be the one in a OYNB hoodie!

Look forward to seeing you all there.

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

London - Meet-up - 2nd February

2nd February at 2:00pm - 6:00pm

HOSTED BY: Eileen Connelly 

ADDRESS: The Prince William Henry, 216-219 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NL

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Hi all. This social will be on a Sunday as I know it’s difficult for some people to make Saturdays. I won’t book an area as there is plenty of space at the venue so there shouldn’t be a problem.

If you know of another venue that might be more suitable, then please let me know. If you are vegan and want to eat there, then the options are very limited. However at the last meet up no one ate - it was just a few drinks and lots of chatting 😊

There are alcohol free options including Old Moat Cider and Heineken zero on tap.

Put your name down if you’d like to come along 💖

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Seattle - Spartan Race - 5th April

5th April at 1:00pm

HOSTED BY: Courtney Cording Esparza 

ADDRESS: Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, Snohomish, WA

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We have a OYNB team running the Spartan Sprint on April 5th.

Sign up under the OYNB team in the afternoon Open category. We are trying to make this the flagship USA Spartan race, so even if you aren’t in our area, think about a road, air trip and come join us (I have plenty of room at my place out in the country for you to make a weekend out if it!)

We are also looking for people to cheer and hopefully man a OYNB tent / table.

So come join the fun and let’s get Spartan fever going in the US!!!

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Coldale Horseshoe near Keswick - Hike - 25th April

25th April at 9:00am - 4:00pm

HOSTED BY: Paul Kear

ADDRESS: Car park just outside Braithwaite Village on Whinlatter Pass

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Come and join me on this lovely walk around the Coledale Horseshoe
https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_156.html

One of my favourite hill walks in the Lakes. Exquisite views over first Derwent water and beyond to be left behind and replaced with views across Buttermere. After Grisedale Pike the walking is generally on good paths with easy terrain.

The walk can be shortened or lengthened to suit the group.

A great day is promised, great walking with great new friends.

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Mountain Helvellyn - Orienteering - 16th May 2020

16th May 2020 at 8:00am - 6:00pm 

HOSTED BY: Julia Twigger

ADDRESS: Mountain Helvellyn, Keswick, Cumbria

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Would love to get a group together to walk Helvellyn and tackle Striding Edge.

I have done this before, but with others who have orienteering skills.

Would anyone be willing to lead the group? Or help me lead? Please!

I would suggest a reasonable level of fitness and a head for heights.

We could make this a one day event... Or a weekender, depending on locations of walking group. I personally would stay over Friday and Saturday night somewhere.

Would be fabulous to get a group of us together.

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Texas - Spartan Race - 16th May 2020

16th May 2020 at 9am - 5pm

HOSTED BY: Bill Bradley

ADDRESS: Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 County Road 114, Burnet, Texas 78611

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We will be running in the Sprint morning open session on Sunday at 9:00 am. Choose the team "OYNB - US" when you register. The team password is livelifebetter, all lowercase and without spaces. If you'd rather do a Super on Saturday, that is also available. 

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Lake District - Ultra Challenge -  13th June 2020

13th June 2020 at 6:30am

HOSTED BY: Becca Wolf-Gasparetto

ADDRESS: Base Camp, Kendal, Lake District 

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Who’s in?!

I’ve signed myself up for this event and a few others have shown interest. I’m planning on running/walking/crawling this...it would be brilliant if there are some more OYNB’ers who fancy doing this with me!

https://www.ultrachallenge.com/the-events

A fantastic Challenge set in England's finest coutryside. The Challenge Base Camp is in Kendal. From there it's a 100km anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills, Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves - with some stunning views enroute - before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey.

This can be done as a continuous 100km or over two days. There is also the option to do a half or quarter challenge!

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Wales - Spartan Race - 20th June 2020

20th June 2020 at 7:00am - 6:00pm

HOSTED BY: Spartan Race UK

ADDRESS: Glanusk Estate, Glanusk, Crickhowell, Wales NP8 1LP

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Join us on our epic adventure as we make a return to the Black Mountains. Spartan Race UK is going back to its Welsh routes and favourite, The Glanusk Estate. You won't want to miss this!

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

Scotland - Tough Mudder - 4th July 2020

4th July 2020 at 7:00am - 6:00pm

HOSTED BY: Julie Grigor

ADDRESS: Dalkeith Country Park via The King's Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST

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Looking to gather a clan of OYNBers to battle next year's Scottish Tough Mudder Classic! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 💪

(Ideally 10 or more of us as they then offer group packages & preferably the Saturday.)

Touted as "8-10 miles of mud-soaked mayhem absolutely loaded with 25 best-in-class obstacles" - apparently "Epic is an understatement"!

They even put on a wee ceilidh afterwards - okay, "entertainment, street food, craft beer [ahem*] and good times"
So... wha's wi' us? Sounds braw AF!

* Hopefully they'll cater for all 🤞

https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2020-scotland-classic

If you would like to attend please confirm by sending an email to [email protected]

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