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Spirit of summer at Brooksie's Bash Trail Race

Keep calm and run Brooksie’s Bash

Two off-road races and a family-friendly walk in a superb setting.

In just over two weeks time, runners of all abilities will converge on Foremarke Hall in South Derbyshire for Brooksie’s Bash (Sunday 17 July). This inclusive event promises delightful trails and a supportive environment and, fingers crossed, dry weather. 

Organiser Andy Brooks of Peak Running and Shelton Striders will be hoping for blue skies and sunshine at this summer race which is also an ideal introduction to trail running. 

There is plenty to tempt lovers of tarmac, namely an anti-clockwise route consisting of one and a bit loops which starts and finishes in front of Foremarke Hall. This is a mix of footpaths, grass, bridleways and woodland which goes via Ticknall and Staunton Harold Reservoir before returning to the Hall. The Bash is 10 Miles in distance and, whilst the course isn’t easy, it is doable. 

For those not ready for the full Bash there is the 5K Mini Bash (and walk option) held on a part of the 10 mile course. New for this year’s Mini Bash is ‘bring a friend for free’ option: a participant sends an email to Peak Running for a voucher code which enables their friend to enter for free.  

There are prizes for the top three men and women; first male and female vet in each of the age categories in the 10 Mile: prizes for the winning man and lady in the 5K. Finishers receive a race memento.  

This event is held to raise funds for the charity Derbyshire Mind.  

Don’t be shy; give it a try as everyone is welcome whatever their level of experience. 

Enter Brooksie’s Bash at the Peak Running website.

Image courtesy of Ken Hewitt Photography.

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