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Baton handover at the Starlight Trails Relay Series

Get ready to shine again at Starlight Trails Relays

Popular night time races on three different courses.

The nights are drawing in which means time to dig out the head torch and join a team for the Starlight Trails Relay Series for 2021-22. There are limited numbers of teams in each race and no entries on the day so register sooner rather than later.

A well organised affair from Peak Running, the Starlight Trails Relays are open to runners of every ability who enjoy going off-road (or are new to trails) with the added excitement of being in the dark. There are three races in the series – Shipley Park, Markeaton Park and Calke Park, all of which are based in Derbyshire and guaranteed to be fun with a lively atmosphere.

Race 1 is at Shipley Park on Thursday 4 November at 7pm. Race 2 is at Markeaton Park on Thursday 2 December at 7pm and Race 3 at Calke Park on Thursday 6 January 2022. All are held on courses which are a mix of paths, trails, grass and tracks with small sections of tarmac at Markeaton and they vary in difficulty. Expect hills, look forward to some downhill stretches and be prepared for mud!

Teams of 4 can be male, female or mixed and prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each category. There is a prize for the Best Performing Team in the series for each category and a trophy for the Best Performing Club in the series with both incentives to do well. Competition is likely to be fierce for these.

Entries opened last week (7 October). More information about the series, prices and how to enter can be found at the Peak Running website.

Image courtesy of Peak Running.

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