It was a case of ‘holy hill’ at Sunday’s (14 May) challenging Holymoorside 10K held near Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Over 370 runners passed the test, with some impressive finish times as proof.
Reaching A Peak At Holymoorside
The 10k has a reputation as a tough event and this year’s offering did not disappoint. Bright, breezy conditions formed the backdrop to the eighth outing of this popular race, taking runners along a picturesque route that started and finished in the village of Holymoorside. Participants set off at 10.30am from Holymoorside Village Hall and faced a long climb of around 2k, followed by another ascent and the summit at Beeley Moor. Once at the top, they were treated to views of the Chatsworth Estate and nearby Chesterfield, before heading for the finish via a fast downhill section.
Colin Davenport of Matlock AC won the Holymoorside 10K in 36:36, closely followed by Richard Start of North Derbyshire RC in 36:57. Tom Shaw was third in 37:14.
North Derbyshire RC took the top spot in the women’s race with Helena Schofield crossing the line in 42:48. Hayley Gill of Matlock AC was second in 45:05 with Louise Perrins of Totley AC coming third in 45:35. Dan Bell was the midpoint runner in 53:45.
The race was organised by the 1st Holymoorside Scout Group who helped on the day, providing refreshments to runners and spectators. It is one of several fundraising activities with all proceeds gratefully received by the group.
Full results are available on our race listings page.
Photo courtesy of Holymoorside 10K