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    Grindleford 19th June

    Anybody got any details on this one?

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    This is from the calendar pages at http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/2008races.htm#jun but no harm in giving it an extra plug. It's another nice shortish one starting with a mad dash for position before the single file climb up the hill.

    THU.JUN 19. GRINDLEFORD (R). CS. 7.30 p.m. 4.5m/500' from Bishop's Pavilion, Grindleford (GR SK244778). 3. PM. Over 16. Records: 31.11 T. Austin 2006; f. 36.56 K.Dalton 1997. Refreshments available. No safety pins. Details: Joy Benn, Highmead, Sir William Hill Road, Grindleford, Hope Valley, S32 2HS. Tel: 01433 630221. Email: highmead@supanet.com

    I'll try to put a map on the calver peak website at http://www.calverpeak.co.uk.

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    fantastic - again, thanks for your help, i will keep checking the calver peak website.

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    The first mile or so is uphill and through the woods and once you're in there, there's no way of overtaking so it's best to start near the front. I got caught in the bottleneck last year and it took me about five minutes to go about a quarter of a mile. From what I remember its a real mix of terrain. Starts from the cricket pitch.
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    Nice race. You definitely need a quick start to make sure you don't get stuck in the bottleneck. If I remember you do a couple of laps of the carpark field. The only climb is within the first mile (steep and narrow, can be damp as it is under trees); followed by some narrow singletrack leading to a marshy field crossing to a FAST track (boring). You leave Longshaw, cross the road and drop the length of Padley Gorge (VERY rooty and bouldery and often damp), more track, then a loooong section of downhill followed by flat, fast fields. It finishes with a crossing of the river, it didn't last year, but it usually does - Phew! Hope that is descriptive enough for you.

    Usually a big field. Hope to be there, but haven't got a pass out yet as it is usually Helen's night to train. Will have to work a bit of magic on her....

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    Phil - thanks for that, very helpful - just noticed that you live at Crookes - anywhere near Tasker Road?

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    Very near, I live at the top of School Road, next door the Converted Church. Had a girlfriend who lived on Taskar Road whilst a Uni. If you fancy a jog tomorrow or Tuesday night let me know.

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    Well done for yesterday Phil,great run.I might give this one a go,depends how the knee's holding up,little bit sore this morning.

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    Anyone going to this tomorrow???????

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    Re: Grindleford 19th June

    Thanks Matt, Hoping to make it. Finished my PGCE today, so it depends if I get wasted tomorrow or Friday.

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