Saturday it was the Grindleford Gallop (21.30 miles/3,000ft). The course was very muddy and the weather conditions very challenging with gale force winds, horizontal rain, hail sand-blasting the face and some sunshine.
The route goes from Grindleford Pavilion to Eyam, Longstone Edge, Monsal Trail, Chatsworth Estate, Baslow, Curbar and Frogatt Edges and back through the woods to Grindleford. The winner was MACs Dan Haworth 2.29.27, Zak Hodgkinson (who had a bit a route finding problem, losing him 10 places) was 19th 2.54.28, 26th John Thorpe 2.58.45, Peter Wilmot 3.06.49, Hayley Gill 4th lady, 1st LV40, Matt Nichols 3.13.51, Jack Cummins 3.19.34, Alaina Bond 3.27.46, Martin Lea 3.57.26, Jon Burch 4.11.51 and Jan Forrester 3rd LV60 4.12.02. Andy Hall running for Little Eaton Hornets 4.17.39. Over 400 runners.Full Results -