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The Dirty Weekend Race Series

THE DIRTY WEEKEND 2017

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The Dirty Weekend is over for this year

What a fantastic weekend we had ... despite the weather!

Falkland Trail Runners organised The Dirty Weekend 2017 as a series of three filthy races between Friday 28 July and Sunday 30 July 2017. The first Dirty Weekend took place in 2015, and this year's festival aimed at being better than ever!

Three races had an excellent mixture of flowing trails, some narrow and tight bits, some testing hills ... and the inevitable probability of wet and very muddy feet! The routes used some of our favourite tracks, but also took the runners to parts of Falkland Estate we'd never, EVER, used before.

Nobody who was there will ever forget the monsoon-like conditions. The rain started as the gun went off on the Friday race, and didn't stop until the final race was over. But that didn't deter anyone - even the Saturday evening barbecue went ahead as plaaned, with the live band shletered in the club's marquee, brugers cooked under the shelter of Falkland Cricket Club's fantastic BBQ area, and most of the revellers sitting in comfort in the club lounge!

Here’s what it was like:

The Dusky Maiden Chase Friday 28 July 7:30pm
Relive logo Approx 7km with something for everyone! Fast, well-graded downhill for that WHEEE moment, a challenging technical section along a gorge, undulating downhills through trees, a couple of stiles to clamber over, some muddy bits, and a water splash! Plus, where else do you get to run BEHIND a waterfall?
Tufty's Revenge Saturday 29 July 6:30pm
Relive logo Approx 8km, mostly on well-graded paths, but including some interesting side tracks.
The Blue Brae Polka Sunday 30 July 2:30pm
Relive logo Approx 8km with a good mix of established tracks and trails. Some excellent "off-piste" running will add a bit of spice!
  1. silly hilly bits
  2. soggy boggy bits
  3. round abouty bits
  4. squirrelly birly bits
  5. splishy sploshy bits
  6. NEW trails, never before used in any FTR races
  7. LOADS OF OVERALL AND AGE CATEGORY AWARDS
  8. A GOODY BAG FOR EVERY STARTER
  9. A BESPOKE MEDAL FOR EVERY FINISHER
  10. LOTS OF SPOT PRIZES
  11. Entries from just £26 for all three races!

Apres Race

Running is fine, racing is better, but a bun's more fun!

Saturday evening saw the Dirty Barbeque - burgers and buns for everyone. Free for runners and helpers. Cheap as Chips for friends.

Started right after the Saturday race, until 11pm, and included live music.

Shiny Discount Scheme

Loads of the local businesses in Falkland signed up to give runners and helpers discounts during race weekend. This was a great time to get some of the entry fee back on coffee or a snack, a nice gift for a friend - even vintage clothes.

ALL THAT FOR JUST £8 FOR ALL FTR MEMBERS.

If you're interested in entering next year's event, further information about the The Dirty Weekend is in the competitor information pack - dowload it using the link under the header image.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

Event The Dirty Weekend
Date 28 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
Start Time 11:00
Entries Cut-off 14 July 2017
Max Entries 200