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Cool running at the Ashbourne Seesaw

Chilling at the Ashbourne Seesaw

Bright and cool conditions at this award-winning event.

Two and four legged runners had an event to remember at the Ashbourne Seesaw (Sunday 6 March) thanks to fine weather, views across the Derbyshire Dales and a friendly atmosphere. A choice of distances on the Tissington Trail that looked at its best in the crisp spring sunshine with great organisation and marshalling from SBR Events. 

The Ashbourne Seesaw is their first running event of the year and gets the season off on the right track, being held on a traffic-free, disused railway line that is used by cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Nordic Walkers were welcome at this event along with families – the latter opting for the 5K – and Canicross entrants.    

As the trail is a popular visitor attraction, participants were set off in waves starting with Canicross at 8.30am, 10 Mile and Half Marathon at 9.45am and 5K and 10K at 10am. All felt right at home on the Tissington Trail as they followed a course with a gradual climb on the way out then downhill on the way back with a real possibility of a PB. Water stations along the way for use by human and canine athletes and marshal support to keep those legs and paws moving!

Wilem Fields-Jewell won the 5K in 21:21; Eloise Rose of Burton AC the winning female in 24:32. 

James Wiggins was first man home in the 10K in 35:58; Emily Merrison the first lady in 42:59. 

Martin Clark was the winner in the 10 Mile in 55:28; Sally Hughes of Sutton in Ashfield Harriers the female winner in 1:11:33. 

Sam Owen of Ilkeston RC raced to an impressive victory in the Half Marathon, finishing in 1:16:15. Fiona Usher took first female in 1:43:31. 

View all the results including the Canicross 5K and 10K, Nordic Walking 10K and 10 Mile via the
runABC Midlands Race Listings page.  
    
There were trophies, certificates, bespoke medals and free photos from Mick Hall on a day enjoyed by everyone involved.

Next up is a real SBR Events favourite - The Longhorn on Sunday 24 April. 

Image courtesy of Mick Hall Photos. 

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