Where: Starts and finishes on Water Street, near the entrance to Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House
When: 28th May 2017, starts at 10am (entries close on the day at 9.45am)
Entry / Cost: Entry costs £10 for uka affiliated athletes and £12 for unaffiliated pre entry, Entry costs £12 for uka affiliated athletes and £14 for unaffiliated on the day.
Now in its 36th year, Buxton Half Marathon is once again here and anyone can join the race on the 28th May. A fairly challenging race, runners will see some of the most scenic spots on the Peak District along the route.
Andy Wilton (pictured below), won the first Buxton Half in a time of 1.09.32 and still holds the record for the course. Female course holder is H Jennings of Beumout Leys, with a time of 1.22.30. If you think you fancy challenging these records, or, if you want to take a run round some of the Peak Districts prettiest locations – the Buxton Half Marathon is a perfect opportunity to do that.
As many people know, Buxton is sometimes prone to weird and wonderful weather conditions – in April 1986, the course was shortened to a 10 mile race due to snow!
Last years winners were, male: Alasdair Campbell of Buxton AC with a time of 1.17.51 and female Debrah Thomas of Trentham RC with a time of 1.31.13.
If you want to take part, visit buxtonac.org.uk/cgi-bin/halfmarathon to book your place and find out more.