Did this race two years ago, starts in the park just of the centre and finishes there , its a great local race with few hills but one steep one at about 7miles and is downhill or pretty flat after that, glad to see they now giving a medal, I can recommend it if you like a good country runwith great views.
Entered this race as a training run for the Liverpool Marathon the month after, looking forward to it as not done any hilly races yet and fancy the challenge.
Any advice for a newbie about the course, parking,useful places to collapse so the ambulance finds me etc...
You should be getting into your marathon training by now, so that does included hill repeats , that is what you need to be doing plus training on a hilly route or entering 10k or longer races known as hilly to get you happy with hill's, this will increase your confidence to tackle hill's and make you stronger for the marathon.
There is ample parking in side streets and car parks but I don't know if they charge on Sunday, the race starts just of the town centre
my advice is to take easy on the first section as this where the hill's are (there are a couple of pubs on the route if you feel like stopping, though not a good idea.) but there drink stations where you need them.
Took your advice on board as I live in Lancashire hills, we have plenty, so on my long run on Friday i headed out to find some and boy did i find them !
Hard training but very rewarding turned around went down and up again
Looking forward to the Race as my Wife and Father in Law are also running as part of a collective Liverpool Marathon training programme
Any recomendations for a post race pub lunch will be welcome
Also Bentley Brook about 1mile from ashbourne on Buxton rd you run quite close to it at the begining of the race, there is also Royal Oak you run past it around 11.5 mile point its on the Leek rd by the river bridge
it's a good one to book mark
ok im in
first time doing this one
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