Club Events - 2019
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These three races and runs are open to CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. FREE to enter. There is no charge to club members for any of these races. Not a member? Then you cannot run, however the annual cost of being a member is small and spread across the three races is much less than a single fell race. Click on the headings for more information on each race.
This event is a time trial. How long does it take to complete the course? The nearest to predicted time wins, no watches are allowed to be worn. The winner is presented with a trophy at the AGM
How fast can you run a mile? This evening event involves a largely flat one mile race along the canal, finishing at the Navigation Inn at Buxworth. This is an informal low key event so the winner gets their prize straight away.....
Sting in the Tail
The Sting in the Tail does as it says on the tin! But there are no guarantees that there won’t be a sting or two on the way round as well. The sting takes place on a summer Friday evening. The sting in the tail trophy is awarded each year at the AGM.
30th Anniversary Club Run
This is a special run/race open to members to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of GVS in 2018. There are a couple of options for this see the section
Club Away Runs
All away runs are in place of the regular Tuesday Runs but based at locations (usually near a pub) not to far away. These are opportunities for runners to explore different areas. See training page for the current schedule.
The Magic Mile.
Runners set off at intervals and are timed. The runner who gets closest to their estimated time wins.
No watches or devices are allowed to be worn. Just to give everybody an even chance.
Meet outside the Navigation Inn, Buxworth. from 7pm to 8pm See message board for updates.
The route is simple: Finish at the Navigation Inn. Start either at a point on the Peak Forest canal near Bridgemont, or on the tramway near Whitehough. The route varies from year to year one is uphill one down so results will vary considerably.
The reward is a drink at the Navigation Inn afterwards!
Date for 2019: Friday 26th April
The route this year will be downhill from Chinley direction. So faster times this year!
Previous years Results
Contact: Kieran Smallbone
Sting in the Tail
The route starts from the Shady Oak car park and is marked. Runners estimate their time before they set off, either on their own or in pairs and can leave anytime between 6pm to 7.15pm. The runner nearest their estimated time wins – so anyone could be taking home the trophy.
No watches or other timing devices can be worn.
Spot prizes given on the night and the winner is awarded the trophy at the AGM.
Date for 2019:- July 5th, 2019
Contact: Sally Hunter
Route Map (New route in 2018):-
Previous years Results
Club 30th Anniversary Race/Run
Date September 9th: New races have forced a change of date for this event Starting times are between 10 and 11am
Starting from Canal basin car park.
If you cannot make the 9th (sunday). Then there is a planned option of a run on Saturday Morning (the ususal run and time) for those not able to do sunday. A trail event of about 8.5 miles open to all members.
No age limit, you can Run, Jog or Walk the route.
The route will be revealed on the day but it will be easy, off road and mainly flat.
There are no prizes but everyone who takes part will receive a special memento.
Entry is Free for all club members.
30 members took part in the run over the two days (coincidence by the way) List here:-
The route is the same each year but the direction alternates. The race takes place on a Sunday in mid November and starts at Taxal lay-by on Long Hill, grid ref 008 798. Runners set off at 2 minute intervals from 2pm onwards (time for this year only - normally in the morning). You guess your own time (before you set off) and the person nearest their time is the winner. No watches or other timing devices are allowed to be worn along the way. This gives everyone an equal chance to win. The 6.5 mile route will not be marked but there is a map and a detailed route description. You can run with a friend if you are worried about getting lost etc!
Terry Lardner ran with the club until he became ill and sadly died from cancer. As Terry was very well liked and respected as a runner, the club decided to hold an annual race in his memory. The race goes past Terry’s tree, a mountain ash planted in the Goyt Valley, just below Taxal Edge by the members of Chapel Rambling club. They planted the tree as their mark of respect for Terry who alternated between his passions for the outdoors. The Race Winner is awarded the The Terry Lardner Memorial Trophy at the AGM each year.
Date for 2019 - November 17th
A Route Map can be found Here:-
Note:- For 2019 the route will be clockwise (Goyt Valley, Hoo Moor, The Street, Windgather and down the B'stard fields)
Results from previous years are:-
Contact: Chris Bowen