Race Date: Saturday 24th March 2018
Race Report by Nick Booker
Whilst a number of Striders were on the starting list, just one took on the challenge to beat the train. Nick Booker ran a 48:01 to successfully beat the train. In Nick’s words…
What can I say about this race, a potential great day being a train geek! Running against a steam train and horrendous snow and flash floods from Rowsley to Matlock 7 miles. Consequently the weather did not dampen the atmosphere of the runners and the supporters on the train.
Race winner was Kristian Watson of Sutton in Ashfield Harriers in a time of 41:34 and first lady was Ruth Keeley of Belper Harriers in 48:19. Nick Booker coasted to an overall 17th, but second in his age category. Well done Nick!
Full results can be found here.
The only photograph to be found of Nick on the route (left, in gold and green), but it does show the conditions in which he ran in!