The Winter Bash
Sunday 9th Feb 2020, 10am
Ticknall, South Derbyshire
The Winter Bash is a winter version of our popular summer race, Brooksie's Bash 10-Mile Trail Race.
The race will mostly use the same trails around the wonderful South Derbyshire countryside as its summer counterpart. But, as well as going in the opposite direction (clockwise), there will be the added challenge of runners navigating their own way around the course, which will be un-marked.
One of our objectives for the race is to encourage less experienced trail runners to have a go at a 'self-navigation' event. We will therefore provide you with a clear map and written directions, as well as making a gpx file available for those who like to use technology. In addition, we will be offering a guided option for those nervous about getting lost.
So, if you haven't taken part in an self-navigation event before, it is a great opportunity to come and have a go in a friendly and supportive environment. You will need suitable kit for the conditions though, including (as a minimum) the mandatory items specified below).
The race, which will operate under UK Athletics Rules, is open to runners aged 17 and above on the day of the race. Dogs are not permitted.
Refunds and Transfers
A full refund is available up to two months before the race and a 50% refund up to one week before, in the event of the participant withdrawing. However, all refunds will be minus any admin charge incurred by us from the entry processing company:
You may transfer your number to another runner free of additional charge. This must be done by the original entrant using the transfer option (https://www.evententry.co.uk/transfer-my-entry) on the entry website no later than 2nd February 2020..
Use of somebody else's number, without formally arranging the transfer is NOT allowed..
£15 affiliated runners
Includes hot food at the finish
Categories and prizes
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
1st Male over 60
1st Female over 60
The race will take place in accordance with UK Athletics rules, under a Permit Number issued through the Trail Running Association. Permit number [applied for]
Winter Bash Hat (optional extra)
For this year's race we're producing an exclusive 'Winter Bash' fleece hat to keep you warm. As part of our aim to keep entry fees low and minimise waste, these are available as an optional extra. They can be purchased during the entry process for just £10 with entries submitted by 10th January 2020.
On the day
On the day registration and race number collection will take place at Ticknall Village Hall between 8:30 and 9:45pm. Please try and arrive in plenty of time. Refreshments will be available before and after the race.
The race will start at 10am from the Village Hall.
Car parking is available at the Village Hall and there is some on street parking within the village, although space is limited. Please park sensibly and car share where possible. DO NOT park on Chapel Street.
If parking at the village hall, we encourage you to make a small donation (e.g. £1) in the wall slot, which goes towards maintenance of an asset which is used frequently by many local runners.
Please respect the area, do not drop any litter and be respectful to local residents.
Toilets are available both outside and inside the village hall. Please do not use adjacent fields and hedges.
Whilst warming up / cooling down please stick to public areas and rights of way.
The award ceremony will take place at the village hall as soon as possible after all category winners have finished.
It is important that you are dressed and equipped appropriately for a mid-winter race, and give consideration to your own safety in the event that you have to stop or significantly slow down during the event. Minimum requirements are listed below.
The race starts and finishes at Ticknall Village Hall off Ingleby Lane. The post code is DE73 7JW.
See the 'On the day' information above for details of parking arrangements.
Race Headquarters: Ticknall Village Hall
Download gpx file HERE
Download route description HERE