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Sat, 15 Jun



Lamplighter 30

Dusk till Dawn trail run of circa 30 miles in a circular route over the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Starting and finishing in the village of Goathland, where the 60s Police drama Heartbeat and scenes from Harry Potter were filmed.

Lamplighter 30
Lamplighter 30

Time & Location

15 Jun 2024, 21:30 – 16 Jun 2024, 06:30

Goathland, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK

About the event

SilverBack Trails Lamplighter 30  tail running night event

Starting and finishing at Goathland Village Hall you will visit 4 Triangulation Pillars, North, East, South and West, before heading back to the Village Hall.

The event start and finish times will be dictated by the setting and rising of the sun on 15/16 June.  So it will be a true run through the night, dusk till dawn …

Entrants will register and collect numbers etc an hour before last light , then the event will begin when the Lamplighter appears, it will be up to you to be ready to go…

You will then have until the sun comes up above the horizon and the Lamplighter returns to get back to the village hall, but don’t despair you will still get a finishers memento if you beat the flag. As soon as the Lamplighter has snuffed out the lamp a flag will be raised  at the village hall a little bit at a time, every 20 minutes, until it is at full mast….

Lamplighters have been around in various forms since the 15th century , arriving with their lighting equipment and helper to hold the ladder as they ascend to light the lamps as night draws in.

The course will be marked and will take you over over good tracks, open moorland and forestry.

Each entrant will be given a tracker. There will be a gpx and master map of the route, it is also planned that there will be some recces of the route.

You can enter as a pair or a solo, cost is £70 or £35 respectively.

Hot food will be available at the end, this will include some vegetarian and gluten free options.

Along with snacks nibbles and pop at the half way point.

Entrants will be able to get their heads down before travelling home in the village hall if they wish.

Parking is limited to marshals within the village hall, however there is ample parking within the village.

Four legged runners are welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times and will start at the back of the pack.

Entrants limited to 60.

The following kit must be carried by each entrant.

  • Map covering the North Yorkshire Moors, OS or Harvey’s recommended.
  • Working compass, whistle,
  • Head-torch and spare torch or batteries.
  • Emergency Bivvy Bag.
  • Spare Hat and gloves.
  • Spare warm long-sleeved top/ fleece or similar
  • Waterproof jacket/bottoms with taped seams unless Paramo.
  • Battery pack and charging lead for mobile phone.
  • Charged mobile phone with the RD mobile phone number. It is recommended that you have OS Locate and What3words loaded onto your phone.
  • At least 500 ml of water/ sports drink.
  • At least 60 grams of food for emergencies.
  • Cup for drinks at CP locations.

Event organised by SilverBack Trails  Contact Adrian Martin

Series Events:

Sat 20 Apr 24SilverBackTrails Goathland V Trig UltraSun 12 May 24SilverBackTrails Oswiu’s RevengeSat 6 Jul 24Summits of The North York Moors UltraSun 18 Aug 24SilverBackTrails Othnesbery’s RevengeSun 23 Feb 25SilverBackTrails Lilla’s RevengeOther events by SilverBackTrails 

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