Peak challenge for Clowne Road Runners’ 31st birthday

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Clowne Road Runners celebrated the club’s 31st birthday with a special charity anniversary event in the Peak District. raising money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Samaritans.

An early morning bus journey took club members and their families to the start of the varying distances of a 31k route.

The more adventurous amongst the members took on the whole 31k starting at Yorkshire Bridge, with low cloud and heavy rain making for treacherous conditions underfoot as runners climbed and descended Win Hill, Lose Hill, The Great Ridge and Mam Tor before arriving in Castleton where the group of walkers began their journey on the second half of the route.

With only brief spells of clear skies the runners and walkers made their way to Hathersage Bridge to meet with the last group of participants and take on the final three miles to Fox House for a well-deserved rest on the bus journey home.

An evening get together was held at Clowne Community Centre to celebrate the day’s achievements with pie and peas and a raffle, raising further funds for the chosen charities.

The Great North Run, the worlds’ largest half marathon, was completed by Clowne Road Runner Katy Taylor in a time of 2:09:21.