Ashbourne Running Club

2010 Club Championship Race Descriptions

Cheadle 5 (5 miles) – 7th March 2010

The first local race of the year. Ideal first/novice race. Usually a big Ashbourne RC turnout so should be plenty of lifts available. Undulating course mainly on rural roads.


Derby 10k –11th April 2010

The big local 10k, fast flat road course, great sense of occasion with the finish inside Pride Park Stadium.  An ideal first/novice race.  Excellent running T-Shirt to all entrants. Early online entry essential.


Helens Trust 10k – 23rd May 2010

Very scenic but hilly course, all within the grounds of Chatsworth House.  Run mainly on reasonable tracks, so road shoes are OK.  An ideal first off-road race.  Early online entry essential.


Calton Fell Race (5 miles) – 22nd June 2010

Very hilly, scenic course, virtually all off-road except for first ¼ mile.  Small, friendly, well organised race.  An ideal introduction to hill/fell running. 

Great refreshments in village hall afterwards. Entry on night. 


Parwich Hill Race (approx 3 miles) - 29th June 2010 (TBC)

Short course; with very steep climb after ½ mile, remainder of race on road, with long descent during second half of raceSmall, friendly, well-organised race, which is normally very well attended by Ashbourne runners. Social pint in local pub afterwards. Entry on night.


JCB 5 mile – Rocester - 15th July 2010

Very popular, with undulating two lap road course, and lakeside finish.  Early online entry essential.


Ashbourne Highland Gathering Hill Race (approx 4.5 miles)18th July 2010

The must do local hill race, challenging hilly course using Bradley Wood and surrounding area.  Great sense of occasion, finishing in the Highland Gathering Arena.  Enter on day.


Parwich Panoramic 5 (5 mile) - 3rd August 2010

Another great local summer run. The course follows the skyline around Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale, and will provide runners with a series of spectacular views around Parwich and Alsop. Anyone who would like to run, jog or even walk is welcome, as every entry will help with the Memorial Hall funds. Entry on night.


Belper Rugby Rover 30k – 15th August 2010

Superb mainly off-road long (18.6 mile) event.  Fairly hilly course in places, but very scenic.  Early online entry recommended.


Ashbourne Half Marathon19th September 2010

Our very own half marathon.  Very scenic hilly course, but a ‘must do’ for keener Ashbourne runners.  Entry before the day recommended.


Merrill 10k – 10th October 2010 (TBC)

Based in Derby.  A very fast flat course on roads and good tracks, half urban, half rural.  An ideal local race to try for a Personal Best.  Early online entry essential.


Dovedale Dash (approx 5 miles) – 7th November 2010

Very popular (1300-1400 runners) local cross-country race.  Fairly challenging course, including running through the river Dove.  If you only do one cross-country race – do this one, runners of all abilities compete.  Enter on day, but arrive early due to parking delays on occasions.