Race Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
The races starts and at finishes in the Town of Buxton Derbyshire at 16:47. All hope will be abandoned soon after you leave Buxton, and you will have exactly 14 hours and 13 minutes to navigate a very challenging 13, 26 or 50 mile Peak District course, that takes in The Cat and Fiddle, Shining Tor, Cat’s Tor, and on some courses follows parts of the Limestone Way.
Oh, just one more thing… It was all beginning to sound a little too cosy wasn’t it? There’s one character the longer you need to keep looking over your shoulder for. Timing his progress along the whole course with the arrival of dawn, is the Grim Sweeper! If the Grim Sweeper catches you up, then you could be facing retirement for an early breakfast (we did ask if he’d leave his scythe at home but we’re not convinced he will…each year he sends more than 20% of souls to the afterlife with a sweep of his scythe!). All we can say, is don’t let him catch you up!
There were a total of 43 entrants for the marathon and thankfully our lone Strider, Adrian Moss, was not one of the ‘scythed’. Well done Adrian. The marathon was won by Marcus Scotney in 3.51.52. The first woman home was Joanne Smith in 5.37.17.
Official Results: Dusk til Dawn Results