Buxton Half Marathon

Brewing Up A Running Storm

Our races, appropriately, all begin with the letter ‘B’ this Bank Holiday weekend (26-27 May) and include 10Ks, a half marathon, marathon and a 50K. Unfortunately the weather isn’t going to be a repeat of what we had in early May with rain and thunderstorms forecast so take care out there.

The tumultuous events begin with a trail 10K in Tewkesbury which features an Iron Age fort and an 18th century folly. The Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run takes runners along paths, tracks and country lanes up to the summit of Bredon Hill. Take a breather and enjoy the views before heading back to the finish at the Cricket Club with a barbecue and live music to look forward to.

We continue over in Derbyshire and the Lomas Distribution Buxton Half Marathon which has a reputation as a tough race although the stunning countryside provides some relief. It is hosted by Buxton AC and runners can expect 13.1 hilly miles in the Peak District, starting at the Opera House and finishing in the Pavilion Gardens. The route includes Axe Edge, Chrome Hill and Park House Hill so a good test of those lung-busting training sessions!

Our whirlwind tour stops in Gloucestershire for the Boddington 10K, Marathon and 50K from Beyond the Limitations. The 10K starts at 9am followed by the marathon and 50K at 11am and they all follow an anti-clockwise route on country lanes around Barrow and Boddington. The course is both fast and flat making a PB more than likely and there are post-race refreshments, i.e. cake to refuel with.

For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.

Image courtesy of Kevin Mottram.

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