Accelerate Running Events is very proud and excited to be taking on the Ladybower 50 series of races. We aim to keep the welcoming atmosphere that Steve has created over the last few years going as it is an event we here at ARE have enjoyed being part of and are looking forward to organising!
The Ladybower 50 series will take place on 20th September 2020.
In 2020 the Ladybower series will include the 20, 35 and 50 mile events, and entry is £30/£40/£50 respectively.
The route is one of the best runs in the area. It is extremely popular with runners, cyclists and walkers alike. The route is a looped circuit of the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs. 1 x 5 mile and 1-3 x 15 mile laps depending on the race you enter. This will be marshalled and signed. The terrain is a mixture of trail, track and a small section of country road (hardly used). Although the elevation of the route is mainly flat, there are undulations. The route is easy to follow and will be clearly marked out on the day.
Please note: The actual distance of the route is 50.9 miles, 35.8 miles and 20.7 miles respectively.
|Distance||50/35/20 miles (approx)|
|Date||20th September 2020|
|Venue||Last lay-by on the right, Fairholmes, Derwent Valley|
|Prizes||1st-3rd M&F in each race|
Cut off timings
For safety reasons there will be a cut off time for this event of 12 hours. More details will become available closer to the date, but each aid station will have a cut off time. If you don’t reach the station within the cut off, you will be withdrawn from the race. This is purely from a safety point of view
The run is on a mix of trail track and small sections of country road. Whilst we recommend a trail shoe, road shoes should be fine. There is the potential for mud in areas, so please don’t expect them to be clean when you finish. We will have an aid stations at miles 5, 20 and 35. We recommend the use of water bottles or hydration back packs and the carriage of food also. At the aid stations, there will be an area for each individual to store their own nutrition, clothing, special drinks. Please ensure you are self sufficient. The weather in the Peak District can change in a second. With this, it would be a good idea to bring waterproof jackets/ warm kit etc. Some of the runners will be running in the dark, so a head torch or similar is required. This can be stored for you with additional nutrition etc. Please pack some extra warm kit for the end of the race.
In addition to the aid stations, if you are lucky enough to have someone to support you, then please use them. The only rule we have is that no pace runners are to help until the last lap of the race. Also, we ask that support crews ensure they keep out of the way of the other athletes on the tighter section of the tracks.
We will stock these with water, bananas, savoury snacks, and choccy bars. As stated before, you are expected to be as self sufficient as possible. We unfortunately cannot stock enough variety of nutrition to cater for everyone’s needs.
There will be prizes for first male and first female as well as spot prizes on the day.
On the morning of the race you will be required to check in and receive your race number. Please ensure you get to registration bright and early.
For a map of the route click here.
All previous results can be found here.
Click here for a copy of our rules and ethos, which applies to all events unless specifically stated otherwise.