Trust10 pilot launches at Tyntesfield

PUBLISHED: 14:36 22 July 2015

Visitors running at Kingston Lacy, Dorset. Kingston Lacy was home to the Bankes family for more than 300 years, and has masterpieces in its collecton by Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian.

Visitors running at Kingston Lacy, Dorset. Kingston Lacy was home to the Bankes family for more than 300 years, and has masterpieces in its collecton by Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian.

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A new monthly National Trust running initiative is being launched at Tyntesfield.

A new monthly National Trust running initiative is being launched at Tyntesfield, on Sunday.

The Trust10 is a free 10k event which hopes to encourage people to get outdoors, explore special places and take up a new challenge.

Held at 9am on the fourth Sunday of each month, the charity has created a series of 10k routes at a selection of properties, with Tyntesfield as one of the first.

The estate has devised a 5k two-loop route, which will take runners along its many woodland tracks and trails, as well as vantage points with views across the North Somerset countryside.

This run marks the beginning of a national pilot series, and Tyntesfield will be gathering feedback from those running, volunteering and supporting, in order to help develop the event.

Although there is no timing system at present, there will be an official start and finish point, so runners are encouraged to bring their own timing devices during these pilot events.

“We’re really excited to be trialling the Trust10 here at Tyntesfield, it will be a great opportunity for people to have a regular goal each month, as well as a chance to explore the estate. We want as many runners to enjoy this special place as possible, so feel free to run as you are, as a club, or with family and friends,” said Mimi Rousell, sports development officer.

The Cow Barn Café will be open from 8.30am with a T10 breakfast deal of a bacon muffin and hot drink for £3. For more information or to volunteer for the events please contact: Trust10@nationaltrust.org.uk

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