White Peak Trail 25km result written by Pete Brown

Race Date: Sunday 21st May 2017

Organised by Dark and White Events, sole Strider Valeria Gasparini described this event something like this:

“It starts at Ashbourne Leisure Centre and goes up a river valley (Dovedale) for kilometre after kilometre. The sides of the valley were very steep which could only mean one thing, it was going to be steep when we eventually had climb out and it was. We then ran back down an old railway line (Tissington Trail) which was very boring.” Sounds easy but total distance was nearly 16 miles with 390m of ascent.

Nevertheless Val, sporting her Striders’ vest for the first time, was third lady (22nd overall). Winner was Ian Benskin (Shepshed) in 1:58:03 whilst first lady was Isa Sinfield (U/A) in 2:09:56.

Striders Result:

Pos Name Cat Time
22 Valeria Gasparini F Sen 2.14.40

Full Results: https://trailrunningpeaks.co.uk/results/

Val is obviously not running hard enough if she has time to wave at the camera!

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