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Carsington Water


Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. DE6 1ST

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Carsington Water is a reservoir, around which is a 7.3 mile circular cycle/pedestrian path. There is a large pay-and-display car park and a visitor centre with a café and toilet facilities. The race HQ and start line will be at the coach park situated at the top of the main visitor centre car park. The finish area will be at the sailing club end of the reservoir dam wall, a short walk from the main car park. It is not possible to organise a multi-lap race at the site, therefore the race will consist of either;


1) 1 x full lap of the reservoir in a clockwise direction, starting at the visitor centre car park and finishing at the sailing club (approximately 7 miles).


The route is well sign-posted and virtually impossible to get lost (famous last words!). Although not traditional cross country terrain, the path around Carsington is made up of loose and hard gravel and will no doubt be wet in places, therefore trail running shoes are recommended. Road shoes may even suffice, although runners must be advised that there are a number of sharp inclines and declines so off-road shoes will be better.


All runners must wear their force colours as per league rules.


Refreshments, food and a trophy presentation for the Regional Championships will take place at a venue yet to be confirmed (owing to the late change of venue). Details will follow.


Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on 07794-533825 or via e-mail. I look forward to seeing you all on race day. 


Toilets but no changing or showers.

This is a municipal park and is used by dog walkers and horse riders, so please exercise care.

Post Race Meal

Refreshments in the form of a hot buffet will be held at a pub about ˝ mile from the venue .


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