Race Date: Sunday 16th October 2016
I’m not sure why, as a club, we don’t support these races more. Myself and James Fletcher did the Spring series which was brilliant and Adrian has just done the 1st in the Autumn series. They are great races and well worth a go. 140 starters for this race. Here is his report:
Excellent race organised by Dark & White, part of series of marked Trail Races in the Peak District, part of the proceeds going to National Park.
Start could be from 8:30-9:30, time controlled by a dibber, at start, food station and finish. You get given a map, but course was very well marked and part of course is from Barlow Bootbash & Bakewell Fell race. I opted for 9:00, arriving to see a reasonable group setting off at 8:30 and I set off in a group of 10, which quickly broke up and was generally running on my own with runners in the distance.
Route is a mixture of stone and grass paths, a short section of road and a section through the woods, going from Bakewell to Rowsley, up to the hills above Chatsworth and back through the showground to the finish.
A great route, on a very, very wet morning, aggressive trail shoes or Fell shoes was required. Drinks and food provided at the finish, with a food stop at half way. This was an ideal event to appreciate running in the Peaks, with the option of a 10k route. Final race clashes with Percy Pud.
The day made more special by losing the car keys and a runner finding them, shortly after the start.
Winner Kieran Allanson in 1:08:26, first Female Helen Cross in 1:17:58.