Smalley 5 Bells

Five Friendly Miles

Entries close this weekend for one of Derbyshire's friendliest races...

Experience the inspiring atmosphere of one of the UK’s friendliest running clubs by taking part in the Smalley 5 Bells race this summer on 6 July. Organised by Smalley Road Runners, the challenging, yet enjoyable 5 mile route is inclusive for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners alike.

The race takes in the beautiful locations surrounding Smalley, Mapperley and Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire. The course is multi-terrain and includes scenic woodland, bridleways and rural paths through the picturesque countryside. There is a water station at Mapperley Reservoir and another at the finish and as always there will be plenty of marshals to keep things moving with smiles on their faces.

You may ask, ‘Why is the race named Smalley 5 Bells?'. It's to do with the history of Smalley Village and St John the Baptist church which is home to 5 bells. The bell tower is a major influence in the village as can be seen by the name of the pub and several street names.

Every finisher will receive a race t-shirt and medal and there will be plenty of variety on offer in the race village from food vendors, ice cream van, sports therapist, the Woodland Trust as well as toilet facilities, first aid, and bag drop.

Whether you want to run like the clappers or take it easy and enjoy the views, the Smalley 5 Bells caters for all.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Smalley Road Runners website.

Image: Smalley Road Runners

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