Rough Runner North East (Saturday)

2018 will see Rough Runner arrive in the North East for the very first time! We will be coming to Lambton Estate, between Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesborough, and bringing with us our host of epic, game show-inspired obstacles.

With a 5km, 10km and 15km route available across the most ridiculously beautiful place, featuring loads of forest paths, plenty of riverside running and some stunning meadows, you’ll have a host of natural obstacles along with up to 20 of our immense challenges.

We’ve had the most enormous number of requests to bring our event to the area, so will expect to see at least 4000 of you join us for what will be the best event you’re likely to do in 2018!

The venue is readily accessible from Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesborough, Durham and most of the North East!


OVERVIEW

Inspired by TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Takeshi’s Castle and Ninja Warrior, this is the only event that will give you the chance to take on a load of epic obstacles that you’ve only ever seen on screen and always wanted to try.

We’ll have a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on our 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge. We never do laps at Rough Runner, but everyone who joins us for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

Do it now. Regret it never.

If you still haven’t seen what you’ll be up against, have a peek here: http://roughrunner.com/obstacles/

Did we mention we have The Travelator?


ROUGH RUNNER IS COMING. SO WHO ARE WE?

Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect a 40m slide, giant pigeon battles, sweeper arms, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

2018 will see Rough Runner arrive in the North East for the very first time! We will be coming to Lambton Estate, between Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesborough, and bringing with us our host of epic, game show-inspired obstacles.

With a 5km, 10km and 15km route available across the most ridiculously beautiful place, featuring loads of forest paths, plenty of riverside running and some stunning meadows, you’ll have a host of natural obstacles along with up to 20 of our immense challenges.

We’ve had the most enormous number of requests to bring our event to the area, so will expect to see at least 4000 of you join us for what will be the best event you’re likely to do in 2018!

DETAILS

Please arrive on site at least 1 hour prior to your start time, to get yourself registered, set up and ready to run!For most, driving will be the best means of getting there, so grab a mate or two and road trip it!

Things you’ll need to bring:

1. A print out of your ticket, a signed waiver (here), and photo ID. You can’t race without!
2. Cash for food and drinks on site – there will not be card machines. Car parking is £5 cash on the day.
3. Suitable clothing. This is up to you, but we’d suggest a warm change of clothes for after the event and gloves to use during (for all those nets and ropes). You will get muddy, and so will your trainers, so don’t wear anything you are particularly precious about!

Otherwise just check back here in the run up to the event, or feel free to drop us a line here.

WHERE IS IT?

Lambton Estate
Bonemill Lane,
Chester Le Street,
Durham,
NE38 9HA

  • 15 mins – Durham
  • 20 mins – Newcastle
  • 20 mins – Sunderland
  • 40mins – Middlesborough

Entry Fee Includes

Free spectator access to the event for your friends & Family.
Bag drop service.
An awesome medal for participating!

Want our high quality, sexy, technical T-shirt? It’s available for a mere £17.50 during checkout (or a bit extra on the day) Food stalls – don’t forget to bring some cash.

Organiser Updates (4)

Your event video is here!

sent by Rough Runner on 30/07/2018 at 18:14
Roughians,

It's time to re-live the action from last weekend!

Our first ever North East event went down a storm, so we hope the video does it justice.

Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/RoughRunners/videos/2070720262962835/

Don't forget, if you want to try out some new obstacles, upgrade to the next distance, run the timed event, or just do it all again, grab yourself some exclusive access launch tickets before tomorrow night!

Find out more at: https://roughrunner.com/north-east-2019/

Enjoy!

Jonathan & Thorfinn (RR founders)
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Photos are up, and so is the 2019 event!

sent by Rough Runner on 26/07/2018 at 16:32
Roughians!

Thanks so much for making our first event in the North East such an awesome one.

It took us a few years to make it to the area, but with the reception we had from you, and the feedback we've already received, we're excited to say that we've gone ahead and got our dates for 2019 booked in!

So, if you're one of the many people who were asking if we're coming back, all you need to do is take a look through your inbox for another email you'll have received today. It asks for your feedback, and in return we're offering you exclusive access to launch tickets, and up to 20% off the price.

If you're not fussed about that, and just want to see the info for next year, then have a look here:

We'd love to make the event a regular feature in the area for years to come, so we're hoping to see loads of you back for 2019 along with anyone you know who missed the action last weekend!

Finally, we've got the course photos from R&R up online, here: https://roughrunner.com/photos/

The podium photos and event video will be up on Facebook soon!

Thanks again!

Jonathan & Thorfinn (RR Founders)
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FINAL INFO FOR THIS WEEKEND'S EVENT!

sent by Rough Runner on 20/07/2018 at 08:22
Hi Roughians,

This is it! Our final checklist of where to go and what to bring to make sure you get the best out of Rough Runner this weekend.

THIS EMAIL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU'VE READ SO PLEASE READ IN FULL! (and excuse the shouty capitals...)

First of all - CHECK YOUR WAVE TIME! Your ticket may say a time on it, or you may have seen another time when booking, but that is NOT your wave time (the only exception is if you've spoken with some at RR directly about yours). See yours here, along with other useful info you'll need about the day: http://roughrunner.com/participantinfo

If you booked in the last week or so, you will not have a wave time so rock up from 9:00 to 11:00am and we'll fit you in. If you are coming with someone who does have a wave time, or you have a different time to your team, it's fine - show up with them and you'll be able to run together.

For the Roughian Rascals, please have a look at http://roughrunner.com/rascals-info for wave times and info specific to the kids' event. There are 2 waves each day, and the time varies slightly on each so make sure you know when your kids are running!

DIRECTIONS! The only access is from the NORTH WEST part of the estate. We have a one-way traffic system so if you try to come in from the South (or any other entrance), you'll need to turn back and go around. Boring for everyone. Use the postcode NE38 9HA which will take you right to the entrance gate on Bonemill Lane - if you just head to Lambton Estate, Google will send you to completely the wrong spot!

ESSENTIALS TO BRING:

  •     Photo ID
  •     A print out of your ticket
  •     £5 cash for parking
  •     A print out of a signed waiver form (which you can download here - https://bit.ly/2JRm2Ru)


OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF:

  • Wear clothes that are OK in the wet - you'll end up in pools throughout the course so come prepared.
  • Gloves - you will really need them! There are a lot of ropes & nets on the course, and gloves will help a lot in protecting your hands. We will have these on sale for £10 on the day so no Roughian needs to ruin their mitts!
  • Shoes - NON-SPIKED (our inflatable obstacles really don't like them!), but suitable for rough terrain including uneven ground, forest trails and hard tracks.
  • Cash - we do take card payments where possible, but most of the catering, coffees and other village stuff will be cash only.


FUN STUFF (though also very important!):

We'll have loads of stuff to do in the Runners' village, including a Gladiator Duel arena with Powerbar, who are also fuelling all our Roughians before and after the race with free energy gels and bars, so do say hi to them as you're attempting to knock each other over with pugil sticks!
 
The mighty Wainwright wall will also be there, with prizes for the fastest to the top, so be sure to have a go at that while you're on site - maybe before you crack into a Golden Beer at the bar...
 
Finally, stick around for the Travelator knock out contest at the end of the day. It's the toughest challenge of the whole event, where you get to take on the fast lane at ever increasing speeds, with a cash prize (and a whole lot of glory) for the winner! We also drop the prices at the bar for anyone watching, so you have yet another reason to stay on and enjoy the show!
 
That's it. See you very soon for the best game show-inspired obstacle event you'll ever do (till you come back again!).

The Rough Runner Team
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Wave times and important event info!

sent by Rough Runner on 13/07/2018 at 18:14
Roughian!


The event is nearly upon us!


We're in no doubt that your training is well on track, your upper body strength is nothing short of terrifying, and the Travelator will quiver at the sight of your menacing approach.


BUT, before that moment arrives, here are some important bits of info we need you to read. Enjoy!
 

Wave times and event essentials
 
We've uploaded your wave times on the link below. Just hit the link, read the essential info about the event day, and click through to find your time.

 
PLEASE DO READ THIS. We've had lots of people in the past who've turned up at the wrong times because they've clearly not read everything they should have! DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!

 
http://roughrunner.com/participantinfo

 
You're as near as possible to the time that was requested and we have kept you with the rest of your team. These times override any other time displayed on a ticket, at the point of booking, via email or anything else, so be sure to make a note of yours.

 
If you didn't book on with the rest of your team, or have been put in a different slot, DON'T WORRY! Turn up with the team and we will let you run with them.

 
If you bought your ticket to the event in the last 24 hours, you may not appear on the list. If you have a team member who is on the list then come with them, otherwise turn up between 9.00am and 11am to register and we'll allocate you a wave on the day.

Be sure to read through the essentials that are on the link above at the same time. Remember to bring £5 cash for car parking, along with your ID, ticket and waiver at the very least.

Roughian Rascals, there's some specific info for your waves here: http://roughrunner.com/rascals-info
 
 
The Travelator Knockout!

This is the Ultimate challenge on the single greatest obstacle in the world, taking place at the end of the day for our adult Roughians. Entry is free for anyone who runs as part of your Rough Runner experience!

It's your chance to take on the Travelator at ever increasing speeds, till there's just one Roughian standing who will win a cash prize and be crowned The Travelator Champion! Stick around till the end of the day (around 3-4pm normally) and get involved.


That's about it - We'll send you a final reminder of the essentials in a few days, so enjoy the sunshine till then!

 
The Rough Runner Team
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Julia Bloomer

Julia Bloomer

2018-07-13 08:52:55

When do we find our our wave times???

Patrick  Lishman

Patrick Lishman

2018-07-06 23:06:27

I need to change 2 names how do I so this

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