Dambusters 10 – Report and Results by Andrew Buckley

Race Date: 18 November 2023

Peakrunners put on this small event for 217 runners who fancied running in the grandeur of the surroundings of Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The course was a 10 mile clockwise circuit of the ‘top two’ reservoirs. Tarmac and compacted trails were a little soggy underfoot, the air was cool and crisp with only the occasional headwind on the homeward half. The sun was somewhere behind clouds – pretty perfect running conditions. Strava tells me the elevation was in the region of 178m.

The Dam walls were cascading in full white water glory, the trees were magnificent shades of brown. Autumn is a pretty spectacular time to run this race and I would recommend it to every one of you.

On a personal note, I want to thank the various run leaders of the 6 in 65 club runs from Hillsborough on a Wednesday evening who have provided the motivation to get out and do some running up Sheffield’s ‘mounds of opportunity’ which made for good preparation for this race.


217 runners completed the race.

The winner was Adam Allwood in a time of 01:05:26. First lady was Helen Quirk in a time of 01:13:38.

Striders results:

Position Name Category Time
150 Andrew Buckley MV40 1:46:26
162 David Parry MV70 1:50:35
183 Ruth Tucker FSEN 2:00:05

Full Results are available here: https://events360.co.uk/results/?event_id=180

Race photos here: https://mickhallphotos.photohawk.com/galleries/dambuster-2023

March 2024 will see the first Spring edition of the Dambuster 10, seeing the route being run anti-clockwise just to mix it up from the Winter event. Book here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=12705

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