Baslow Boot Bash: Run Report by Matt Gibson

15th June 2024

The Baslow Boot Bash took place for the first time in the summer of 2005. Following its success on that occasion, it has now become an annual event. The 14 and 26 mile routes wind their way through the beautiful scenery of the Peak District National Park and is open to both walkers and runners. The Baslow Boot Bash raises funds for Baslow Choir, helping it to use professional singers and musicians to enhance its performances.
There are two options on the day, a 26 mile route will 3000ft of elevation and a 14 mile route.
The 26 mile route is in the White Peak of Derbyshire with views of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall and the beautiful scenery of the Derbyshire Dales. Starting in the village of Baslow and wandering through Chatsworth Park, Edensor, Over Haddon, Sheldon, Monsal Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Foolow, Eyam, Froggatt and Calver, then returning to Baslow.
An alternative 14 mile route which adjoins the 26 mile route as far as the first checkpoint and then heads towards Bakewell via the Monsal trail before heading north to Rowland and Longstone edge. The route then heads east and then south to the final checkpoint before the final two miles into Baslow and the finish.
First man back for 26 mile was Harry Howitt in 04:15:31, first woman back for 26 miles was Lydia Hughes in 04:36:59
First man back for 14 miles was Will Spalton in 02:01:31, first woman was Helen Spalton in 02:06:10
Strider results
Place Name Time
33 Matt Gibson 5:44:24
34 John Rawlinson 5:49:21
35 Mir Jansen 5:49:41
Full results
26 miles
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