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Fell runners go to top of the class for school fundraising event

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A Baslow fell race is being revived in aid of Baslow St Anne's Primary School PTA

Derbyshire runners are putting on a class act as they launch a new event in support of a Peak District village school.


The Baslow Bolt is a revival of the old Baslow fell race but on a new, beautiful and challenging course that skirts the popular Baslow skyline.


And all proceeds from the event, which is being held at 10am on Saturday November 30, are in aid of Baslow St Anne's Primary School PTA.


“This is a 12km Category BM - medium distance, medium altitude gain - Fell Running Association mandated mixed terrain fell race through woodland and pasture on paths and trails with minimum road running,” said race co-director Richard Conroy.


“The route begins at St Anne’s Church in Baslow and climbs away from Baslow through fields towards Hassop then proceeds along the beautiful ridge path through Bank Wood and Bramley Wood.


“It then drops down to the River Derwent and Calver and Curbar before climbing up to Baslow Edge, with its fabulous views across both the Dark and White Peak, through a mixture of limestone trail and gritstone before descending Bar Road into Baslow and the finish.


“And to encourage our competitors, there will be lovely home made cakes, teas and coffees available for purchase at the finish back at St Anne’s Primary.


“I would suggest people should sign up online sooner rather than later in order to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.”


The event is licensed and run as an FRA  event and is subject to FRA rules and regulations.


The entry fee is £7 in advance of the race or £8 on the day - though places on the day will be limited to no more than 30 - with the total number of participants capped at 250.


For full information or to register visit baslowbolt.com

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