October 3rd is the new date for the 2021 Chelmorton Chase

Chelmorton Chase moves to first Sunday of October for the 2021 year.

Set your diary for October 3rd 2021.

Medals for first one hundred finishers remain, the one hundred pound club prize for first team also remains for 2021.

 

Chelmorton Five was cancelled in COVID Year 1, but...

The course is 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. Mixed terrain, field grass, limestone track and tarmac made for a fast pace with terrific panoramas. More than a race, a village event. 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. Buxton Mountain rescue joined team marshals at Chellmorton Chase.

The top team returns for 2021, Race starter, Tracey, Lady of Hollinscough, Clerk of the course Andy Wilton, Senior Marshal Arthur Gratton, Timekeeper Judith Mellor, Flag marshal Steve Fenton, Road marshal Alan Atkinson, First aid, Andy Toogood, Medal secretary Dawn Atkin, Video media Paul Mellor.

Cancelled in 2020 the Chelmorton Chase last ran in 2019 when Jake Fearn Buxton AC took the win. Jake took the lead from the start and held a healthy position, by High Stool he had 300 metres for the downhill finish to Main Street. Buxton AC doubled the 2019 day in taking the one hundred pounds voucher team prize. First lady home went to Gemma Cox, winner of the Windross Memorial shield. Medals to the first one hundred finishers were given out on the finish line in a soft September shower. Top place finishers got framed certificates with their live on the day race photos printed at the finish line. Buxton Mountain Rescue joined the Chase marshalling team, the race ran under FRA Fell race rules and was a hosted event on the Peak National Park web. Start line excitement saw a variety of teams at that year's event, including Matlock, Clowne Road Runners and Dark Peak clubs.