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Tissington Trail Half Marathon - Saturday

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Organiser's Description

The race returns in 2019, having establishing itself as a real favourite with those who have taken part. The Trail is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the site of a former railway line, so traffic-free and ideal for a cracking half marathon. The route is slightly downhill, so you've got gravity on your side for virtually the whole of the course! A rare opportunity to run in Derbyshire without uphills! Events Saturday and Sunday.


13.1 miles

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Coach Transport to the Race Start (included with entry fee)

This is a rare opportunity to run a half marathon in Derbyshire without hills! The race is a point to point race from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne along the traffic-free Tissington Trail. Coach transport will take you from the Race HQ in Ashbourne to the Race Start in Parsley, you then run back along the trail to reach the finish! The route is slightly downhill virtually all the way, so it's a great course for runners of all abilities and a fantastic introduction to the half marathon distance for runners of all abilities.

Although the route is traffic-free, the trail will still be open to other trail users, including cyclists, walkers and horse-riders.

Race HQ: Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AA
Race Start: The Tissington Trail, Parsley Hay, Ashbourne, SK17 ODG

There is plenty of car parking in Ashbourne Town Centre and there is also a small car park at the Leisure Centre – please remember to pay the appropriate charge. Please also remember to follow directions to Ashbourne Leisure Centre for Race HQ (not the race start). Coaches will be provided to transport runners from the leisure centre to the race start.

There are bus services available from Derby to Ashbourne Leisure Centre.


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Great traffic free run for a pb

Did this race for the first time in 2018 and thoroughly smashed my personal best. The race is slightly downhill and does lack supporters but seems well organised with buses transporting participating runners to the start. The finish line is a bit of an anticlimax and lacks the feeling of a organised race however I can't suggest how to improve this unless the course is shifted to finish at the sports centre in Ashbourne

Antony Marshall / Aug 15, 2019

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