Diary: The Chelmorton Chase (Sept 22nd 2019)
The One hundred pound team prize awarded to Dark Peak in 2018 returns for 2019.
Medals to first one hundred finishers presented by Tracey Worth, Lady of Hollinsclough.
The new course from last year takes a mixed five mile route with a strong starting climb and a downhill finish that starts and finishes in Main Street, in the village of Chelmorton in the heart of the Peak District at eleven hundred feet above sea level. Start time is eleven thirty am.
More than a race, a village event. Teas and refreshments in the village institute, ample car parking and toilets in Primitive Fields, SK17 9SH. Extensive marshalling and the famous set of blue arrows to follow between the limestone walls, a route below Chelmorton Low toward Taddington, returning down lanes for High Stool limestone track and then a picturesque downhill finish to Main Street.
The top team returns, Race starter, Tracey, Lady of Hollinscough, Clerk of the course Andy Wilton, senior marshal Arthur Gratton, Timekeeper Judith Mellor, Finish line marshal Jayne Denby, Flag marshal Steve Fenton, road marshal Alan Atkinson, First aid, Andy Toogood, Medal secretary Dawn Atkin, Photo media Carl Lomas, video media Paul Mellor.