Race Date: Monday May 1st 2023
Race Report by Jo Gleig
The Dronfield FC 10k, known as the Trail one, or the one with the Sledging Hill, is held on the first May Bank holiday each year, as is a small low key football club fund raiser. It starts and finishes on the playing field, there is a raised seating stand to leave bags in, and they do great sausage and bacon butties served from the hatch.
I think it’s the race I have done the most times, as they seemed to squeeze one in in August one of the Covid years, so it seems very familiar- off out of the football ground and up the hill on road, up the steep grassy hill and across to a stile, along the top and down the hill, then back through the nature reserve and back streets to finish on the grass. About one third trail, two thirds road, so road shoes are fine, even though there were slightly muddy bits this year.
The only thing that varies is the number of Striders in attendance- not that many this year, 15 I think, including Caroline Brash fresh from her marathon (although she had already squeezed in Tigers Trail) , Colin Hardy continuing his summer of trail runs, Seth Kirby as a first timer.
Anyway it all went smoothly, Seth was third, up against a big contingent of Dronfield RC runners including Stuart Carrack, although they were both outrun by a Rotherham Harrier, Sam Gibson, who won in 34:35. First lady was Ashleigh Barron of Dronfield RC in 46:11 Good friendly race, great cheery marshals and a good little gathering to start off the May races.
Separate results were provided for the 96 men and 42 women who took part in the 10k, no age categories are available. 15 Striders ran.
Striders Results: Men
Striders Results: Ladies
Full results are available on the Dronfield Town FC Facebook page.