Thanks Dan Ashcroft for report on Grassmoor 10k -
Sunday 2 June saw the inaugural Grassmoor 10k, a race organised by our friends at North Derbyshire Running Club. The race, which takes place on the hard core paths of the 5 pits trail, starts with a flat 1k loop at Grassmoor Country Park before climbing up the trail to the Williamthorpe Nature Reserve, where the course becomes undulating. It then loops around a wood and heads back along the trail back to Grassmoor for the finish.
The race instructions confirmed that ‘being Derbyshire there are a few hills although the 1k downhill run near the finish will invigorate you’. However, if it didn’t, then the heavy rain shower shortly after the race certainly did!Four MACs took part, Dan Ashcroft 12th in 44:52, Sally Owen 120th - 56:56, Rachael Ayre 150th - 1:00:39 & Sarah Walton 151st - 1:00:42. The winner was Greg Hopkinson (Beeston AC) in 35:59 and 1st lady was Chew Tan (unattached) in 47:02. There were 231 runners