Events Calendar

Saturday 4th
October 2014

Start : 9:00am
End : 5:00pm
General

KM Assault Course Challenge

Charity event

Sunday 5th
October 2014

Start : 9:30am
End : 11:30am
Duathlon

Deal Tri

Whole track booked

Monday 6th
October 2014

Start : 10:30am
Walking

East Kent NHS Health Walks

NHS Health Walks meet at Fowlmead Visitor Centre at 10.30am every Monday for a 1-11/2 hour walk in and/or around Fowlmead and are open to everyone. Call 0800 849 4000 for more information.

Tuesday 7th
October 2014

Start : 8:00am
End : 1:30pm
General

Cafe Closed

The cafe will be closed for a private function. Drinks and snacks will still be available from the machines.

Saturday 11th
October 2014

Start : 10:00am
End : 4:00pm
Running

Saxon Shore Marathon

http://www.saxon-shore.com/fowlmead_challenge/

A gentle trail run in rural Kent

South East Kent was home to a rich mining heritage and one of the legacies of that was a huge spoilage area outside of what was Betteshanger Colliery. In recent years this has been totally transformed in to what is now known as Fowlmead Country Park.

Fowlmead Country Park, near Deal in East Kent, has a two mile tarmac cycle track, leisure paths for cycling and walking and established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of wildlife and perhaps most importantly for our purposes a wide gently undulating trail around the edge that is traffic free, cycle free and ideal we thought for a nice trail run. The event will have a six hour time limit for you to run as many, or as few laps as you wish. With a timed event, as long as you complete one lap, then you are an official finisher!

We do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard. There are slopes rather than hills, so its not totally flat, each loop has maybe 60 feet of elevation rise, but there are some lovely woods to run through, ponds, grasslands, wet lands and some wild life to spot too! If its wet there might be a chance of some mud but the trails are high quality and drain well.

As usual we'll have a well stocked aid station which you'll pass just over every two miles, a unique custom made medal and a goody bag that actually contains goodies which will make the undulations and any mud more than worth it. There is also an on site cafe, a playground for kids and all in all is a nice place to host a run!

Having completed lots of marathons we believe we know what it takes to put on an enjoyable marathon for the fit, the dedicated and the hardcore long distance runners. And for those, like ourselves, who fit none of those categories, we'll do our best to get you round! We put on marathons run exactly the way we wish they were all run - low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners.

It's our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to the Fowlmead Country Park in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the Park to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.

Please explore the race and consider joining us! 

Monday 13th
October 2014

Start : 10:30am
Walking

East Kent NHS Health Walks

NHS Health Walks meet at Fowlmead Visitor Centre at 10.30am every Monday for a 1-11/2 hour walk in and/or around Fowlmead and are open to everyone. Call 0800 849 4000 for more information.

Monday 20th
October 2014

Start : 10:30am
Walking

East Kent NHS Health Walks

NHS Health Walks meet at Fowlmead Visitor Centre at 10.30am every Monday for a 1-11/2 hour walk in and/or around Fowlmead and are open to everyone. Call 0800 849 4000 for more information.

Saturday 25th
October 2014

Start : 1:00pm
End : 3:00pm
Mountain Biking

Thanet Road Club

Winter Series 1

Large sections of the MTB trails will be closed

Monday 27th
October 2014

Start : 10:30am
Walking

East Kent NHS Health Walks

NHS Health Walks meet at Fowlmead Visitor Centre at 10.30am every Monday for a 1-11/2 hour walk in and/or around Fowlmead and are open to everyone. Call 0800 849 4000 for more information.

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