Having a bash at trail running this winter

Have a good Bash on the trails this winter

Runners will challenge themselves at this self-navigated event in February.

A warm welcome awaits runners at the Winter Bash 2023 (Sunday 5 February) and 10 miles of picturesque trails around South Derbyshire. The course is unmarked which means you’ll be having a go with the old map and compass...

The winter version of Brooksie’s Bash, this trail race is as equally as popular as its summer equivalent namely due to the organisation, friendliness and supportive environment. It is 10.2 miles on tracks, paths and grass which includes climbs and descents and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

This course was modified in 2020 thanks to Storm Ciara which tried to stop the event but to no avail. Unfortunately Covid succeeded where it failed - there was no race in 2021.  

It it will be all systems go on 5 February 2023 where runners of a range of abilities head off at 10am from Ticknall Village Hall and continue in a clockwise direction (the opposite way to the summer Bash). Organisers Peak Running are keen for people to have a go at navigation and have a map plus written directions for them to use. There is a GPX file as well. 

The weather can be unpredictable at that time of year which means careful consideration as regards what to wear. There is a mandatory kit list on the event page via the Peak Running website and some of these are a minimum requirement. 

This is a race which means prizes and these are for the top three men and women; first male over 60 and first female over 60. These will be presented at the village hall after all age category winners have finished. 

The Winter Bash is full with no waiting list; however, cancelled places will be made available. Keep an eye on the website if you want to grab a spot.

Image courtesy of Peak Running.

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