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New charity fell race for Baslow

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The Baslow Bolt, is a new fell race, reviving the old Baslow Fell Race, but on a new, beautiful and challenging course that skirts the Baslow skyline.

To register and for more information visit the official race website: proceeds are in aid of the local village school, St Anne’s Baslow PTA.

The route will be well marked and marshalled, making it suitable for all levels of experience.Homemade cakes, served with teas and coffees will be available to purchase at the finish!This is a 12km (7.5 miles) Category BM (medium distance, medium altitude gain), FRA-mandated mixed terrain fell race through woodland and pasture on paths and trails with minimum road running.

The route climbs away from Baslow through fields towards Hassop then proceeds along the beautiful ridge path through Bank Wood and Bramley Wood (a little known local gem). It then drops down to the River Derwent and to Calver and Curbar before climbing up to Baslow Edge (with its fabulous views across both the Dark & White Peak) through a mixture of limestone trail and gritstone before descending Bar Road into Baslow and to the finish.

The total elevation gain is approximately 400m.The event is licensed and run as an FRA (Fell Running Association) event and please note subject to FRA rules & regulations.Participants are kindly requested to complete the event registration form (online).

The entry fee is £7 in advance or £8 on the day.

The total number of participants is capped at 250 for the inaugural event (there will be a very limited numbers of places (only 30, available for registration on the day on a first come, first served basis) but to secure your place we advise registering at your earliest convenience.


Start time: 10:00am Saturday 30 November

Registration & bag drop: Baslow St Anne’s Primary School, School Lane, Baslow, DE45 1RZ

Meeting & departure point: St Anne’s Church, 1 Church Street, Baslow, DE45 1RY

Finish point: Baslow St Anne’s Primary School, School Lane, Baslow, DE45 1RZ

Distance: 12km/7.5 miles

Elevation gain: 400 metres

Entry fee: £7 (or £8 on the day)

Minimum age: 18

Race Directors: Richard Conroy & Ian White: email:

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