Diary: The Chelmorton Chase (Sept 23 2018)
An annual village event is the Chelmorton Chase. Medals to the first hundred finishers, the Windross Shield for first lady and a hundred pounds of vouchers for the first team*.
Approx five miles with a more sensible five hundred feet of climb. 2018, September 23rd. UPDATED Eleven thirty am start, Entry on the day only £6.50. Read on for the route map...
There is approx five hundred feet of ascent; the race covers five miles, following a string of blue arrow markers, climbing the side of Low, heading for Taddington village before returning via High Stool and down to Main Street.
Buxton runner Andy Wilton holds the original thousand feet climb course record at thirty minutes thirty one seconds and villager Ian Hulse holds the locals' record. The 2004 winner was Kev Lilley from Hathersage and Andy Wilton returned to win again in 2005. A double winner for the Dark Peak Running Club is Stuart Bond who took first place in 2008 and 2010.
The 2018 course is new; softer climbs, a new record awaits. The Windross Shield is awarded to the first female runner. There are medals for the first one hundred finishers. A team prize of one hundred pounds of sports vouchers is given to the first team winners.
*A team is considered as the first four individuals, who having entered under the same club or stated team name; pass the finish line.
Parking in Primitive Fields on right as you enter Main Street.
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