"Still remains my favourite ever race. Can't wait to do it again" Fiona 

"It's my new favourite event!! Love the fact there's no pressure, and walking isn't frowned upon" Laurie


18th July 2021

"It's the highlight of the running year" Peter


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.

As well as the main 10-mile race, there is also a 5k race, and family friendly walk held in conjunction with the Derbyshire Mind 'Enjoying Derbyshire' project.  

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 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.



Start Time


(exact start times may be staggered) 

Entry Fee

£18 UKA / TRA 

£20 Unaffiliated

(+£1.50 booking fee)

Race memento for all finishers

Technical T-Shirt available as optional extra

Minimum age on race day is 17

No dogs permitted under UK Athletics Rules

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Start Time


(exact start times may be staggered) 

Entry Fee

£9 UKA / TRA 

£11 Unaffiliated

(+£1.00 booking fee)

Race memento for all finishers

Technical T-Shirt available as optional extra

Minimum age on race day is 12

No dogs permitted under UK Athletics Rules



On the day race numbers and timing chips can be collected from Registration at Foremarke Hall between 08:00 and 09:30. Please try and arrive in plenty of time.

Free car parking is available on site but is limited so please follow marshal's instructions and park efficiently. 

The  exact start times and starting format will depend on any coronavirus restrictions and guidance which remains in place on race day. This, together with other race day instructions, will be confirmed to all participants by early July.

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 water station at the half way point  for you to top up if necessary.  However, no food items will be available this year to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission. 

The format of the prize giving is currently subject to confirmation and will depend on the coronavirus situation on the day of the race. 

We hope to have catering available on site at the start and finish, provided by an outside caterer.


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. 

Toilets will be available on site but changing facilities will not be open this year. 

THE RouteS

The start and finish area for both distances is in front of the main hall at Foremarke.


From the start the 10-mile race 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 and 5km 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. 

The 5k course takes in part of the route used by the 10-mile race. Most of it is on unsurfaced footpaths but there is a short section of road (about 250 yards long) in the second half. 

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

5k Route


Prizes will be awarded to the following:

10-mile race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male & Female Veteran in each age category represented


5k race: 1st Male and Female

There may also be some spot prizes and special category awards.


The race is subject to UK Athletics Rules and operates under a licence issued by the Trail Running Association. Permit No:4042 [applied for].


A refund of 50% (minus admin fee) is available to participants who entered in 2021 cancelling their place until 30th June 2021.  


Transfer of a 2021 race entry to another runner is permitted without further charge until 30th June 2021, but must be processed by the original entrant using the link provided in the entry confirmation email. Transfer of deferred entries from 2020 must be requested by email to no later than 30th June 2021.


Our general terms and conditions apply in other respects. They are available here


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.


Results from previous editions of the Bash are available below. Results of the 2021 race will added here shortly after race day.





2020 (Personal Bash)



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. 


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