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Brooksie's Bash is a trail race covering 10 country miles in a beautiful part of South Derbyshire, starting and finishing in the grounds of the spectacular Foremarke Hall. This is an inclusive event, with no specific time cut-off and we welcome people of all abilities. As long as you're making forward progress, walking or running, you're welcome at the Brooksie's Bash!
Our mission is to provide a good value event which is challenging but suitable for all abilities from the recreational runner looking for their next challenge to experienced racers. The event is a fundraiser for local charity, Derbyshire Mind, so you will also be contributing to a great, local cause.
If you haven't taken part in an off-road event before it is a great opportunity to come and have a go in a friendly and supportive environment, where there aren't any time-limits.
As part of our on-going commitment to supporting The National Forest this year, as well as an option to purchase a t-shirt, you can also choose to plant a tree either instead of or as well as a race tee!
A mock-up of the 2024 will be released soon!
10-MILE TRAIL RACE
14th July 2024, 09:00 AM
(exact start times TBC nearer to event)
£23 UKA / TRA
Race memento for all finishers *
Technical T-Shirt available (optional extra)
Planting a tree for The National Forest (optional extra)
Minimum age on race day is 17
No dogs permitted under UK Athletics Rules
* Entries received after 25th June are not gauranteed a finisher momento
ON THE DAY
There will be free car parking available on site; please follow marshal's instructions and park efficiently.
You'll be required to register the morning of the event, where you will collect your race number & timing chips.
The course will be marked and marshals will be at key points around the course.
As part of our commitment to the environment the Bash is a plastic free event. You are therefore required to carry your own drinking vessel for use during the race, and are encouraged to carry water (or other drinks) with you together with any food you may need during the race.
There will be a check-point at half-way providing light snacks and hydration. This check-point will be cup-less so as above, please bring your drinking vessel.
Catering will be available on site, including "Eat Shoots and Leaves" (veggie & vegan street food) and Dalton's Dairy Ice Cream.
The race starts and finishes in the spectacular grounds of Foremarke Hall School, near Milton, South Derbyshire. The post code is DE65 6EJ. If driving, please enter the school grounds via the main entrance through the stone gateway. Do not use the unsurfaced track along the western side of the school.
Be aware that there are private residences within the school grounds. Please do not block access and avoid unnecessary noise.
Toilet facilities will be available on site.
The start and finish area is in front of the main hall at Foremarke.
From the start participants will do a short loop within the school grounds before leaving along the track to the west. It will then consist of a single anti-clockwise loop via Ticknall and Staunton Harold Reservoir, before arriving back into the school grounds from the east.
The vast majority of the route is on unsurfaced footpaths and bridleways. However, there are some short sections of road (about half a mile in total) and a small number of other road crossings.
The advertised distances of 10 miles has been measured by GPS enabled watch, so therefore can only be considered approximate. Due to the off-road nature of the route it is not practical to have an officially measured and certified distance.
There are a variety of underfoot conditions and hazards such as uneven surfaces, tree roots, rocks, mud and wooden surfaces on stiles. Participants must take care not to trip or slip, particularly if surfaces are wet.
IMPORTANT: The woodland and entrance drive within the grounds of Foremarke Hall are private and we only have permission to use them for the duration of the race. Please remain on public rights of way only and do not use these areas during training recce runs.
10 Mile Route
Prizes will be awarded to the following:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male & Female Veteran in each age category represented
There may also be some spot prizes and special category awards.
GUIDED TRAINING RUNS
One of our objectives for Brooksie's Bash is to make it doable for runners at all levels. We particularly want to encourage people that haven’t competed off-road before to come and discover the joys of running on the wonderful networks of trails we have in South Derbyshire.
For this reason, we will be put on a series of guided training runs in the area in the lead up to the race itself. These, which have proved very popular, will make the most of the increasing hours of daylight in the evenings, so not to infringe on your weekends. They will take in parts of the race route and distances will start at around 8k (5 miles). They’ll be led by qualified coaches / run-leaders, who will also be able to give advice on training etc., and be geared to suit all running paces.
For more details and to book your place on any of these visit our 'Guided-Run' page here.
Once again the event will raise funds for local charity Derbyshire Mind, to help them support people affected by mental health issues.
Their team will be on-site throughout the day to support the event and pass on their appreciation for your efforts in raising funds by participating.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The race is subject to UK Athletics Rules and operates under a licence issued by the Trail Running Association. Permit no. TBC.
The event specific Terms & Conditions are as follows;
- 70% refund available if cancelling your entry before or on 16/05/2023 by 23:59. After this date, no refund will be given.
- Participants can transfer their race entry to another participant until 11/07/2023; this must be processed by the original entrant.
- Entries received after 26th June 2023 are not gauranteed a finishers momento.
Our general terms and conditions apply in other respects. They are available here.