In short: Great for those elite runners but really family feel so good for anyone In full: It's not an easy run but then derbyshire is beautiful and that is part of what makes it so special. There are running club members there as this is a challenging race but because it is a village event there are families and children all welcome to get involved. Exceptionally well organised, prizes and something for everyone. Date of review: May 17, 2013
In short: the hills are a killer but the cake at the end is well worth the pain In full: I did the 10k and it was my first race in about 4yrs. It was incredibly friendly, great organisation and really welcoming. Not many runners in the 10k class and they were mostly uberfit club runners.
The course is incredibly beautiful although the last 1k is a bizarre (and very hilly) loop which takes you past the turn to the finish off down a lane and then up a horrid hill. It is a really really hilly run (well this is the Peak District) however there is tea and cake at the finish line (and lots of lovely people to cheer you on as you stagger up the hill to the finish line)
I ran 1hr10 having needed to walk well over 1km in the middle due to hills and lack of proper training. I came last which was a bit depressing - in the past when I've run other 10k races there have been several people in the slow group but as there were only about 40 runners in total in the group I suppose I should have realised it might be quick.
I'll definitely be back next year but might tend my wounds by choosing a flatter race for my next one and doing some hill training before I tackle the bunny run again Date of review: May 14, 2013
In short: 2nd time at this superb run set in amazing Peak District scenery ...faultless! In full: This run got me started having promised the organisers to take part in the 2012 race. I was hooked determined to return to beat my PB. This years race was even bigger and better but retained the slick orgainisation and real friendly feel set by the 2012 curtain raiser! The course is described as undulating and true to form the 1st 1k is steadily up hill but then levels off and if you lift your head to look around the scenery is quite stunning for the next 2-5k. This combined with the vocal support of the marshalls including one bloke prepared to douse you in water at the water station and another playing pounding rock music spurs you on to the second climb through the picture postcard village of Dethick. One last short incline before the rapturous welcome on the finishing funnel.Medals and more importantly cakes and hot drinks with goody bags for all ! Many of the runners stayed on to watch the family 5k race finish and eat one or five of the hotdogs/burgers from the excellent BBQ. The atmosphere in the tea tent as the oldest runner aged 84 came across the line was worth the entry fee in itself! I cannot recommend this run highly enough for serious runners ,families and fun runners alike. See you again in 2014! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Soooooo friendly,amazing orgainisation ,enough of a challenge to guarantee a return next year!! In full: Didn't know what to expect but was blown away by the orgainisation and welcoming atmosphere from the warm up to the complementary cakes and tea/coffee. The scenery was sensational. The field a real mix of club runners and keen locals followed on the 5k fun run by scores of smiling kids ! This is a real gem of a run spread the word! Date of review: May 13, 2013
In short: Fantastic race, great scenary and very well organised In full: I wasn't sure what to expect from this race, but what a delight.
The scenary was fantasic, great facilities and very friendly and efficient organisation. Well done to all involved.
The run itself was a bit of a challenge. The first 1k+ was all up, although not too steep. It then seemed to be down or flat to about 5k. At around 6k there was what I can only describe as a monster incline for another 1 - 1.5k. Then it settled down again. The last 500 yards are a steep up, but you know you are home and dry by then.
Coffee and cake (which was superb) for all finishers.
This is a great way to spend a Sunday morning. See you next year. Date of review: May 12, 2013