Entries are now open for Brooksie’s Bash, a 10-mile trail race in Derbyshire and places are going fast. A perennial favourite in the running community, this event will be held on Sunday 16 July, starting at 10am from Foremarke Hall, South Derbyshire.
A popular off-road race in the area, the Bash sees new developments this year with the inclusion of a 5K fun run/walk and extra prize categories including an award for the Best Improver. This award will be given to the runner who has made the biggest improvement on their 2016 race time.
All proceeds will be donated to Derbyshire Mind, an independent local charity who are celebrating their 50th birthday. The 5K fun run/walk is a joint venture with the charity and part of their ‘Enjoying Derbyshire’ project as an accessible way for people to get out and about in the countryside.
The course is a mix of traffic-free footpaths, bridleways and only very short sections of road. It’s designed for the novice runner as well as the experienced club athlete and marketed as a value for money race with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Brooksie’s Bash is one of several races organised by Andy Brooks and Shelton Striders who are keen supporters of Derbyshire Mind. England Athletics has appointed four of their members as Mental Health Ambassadors and part of a nationwide network. Their aim is to promote the benefits of running on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Places limited to 250 runners on a first come, first served basis.
To enter, visit the event website.
Photo courtesy of Stephen Lee.