|The Abbey Pub, Darley Abbey|
The runners proceed towards the village of Darley Abbey over the river Derwent and past the Abbey Pub before turning right up the hill and onto Darley Park. Another climb follows to the first kilometre marker before a steep descent along a footpath and then it's gently undulating to the second kilometre marker. The river Derwent is on the runners' left as they head past Derby Rowing Club towards St. Mary’s Bridge. Once on St. Mary’s Bridge the runners will pass the Bridge Inn Pub before passing the three kilometre mark on City Road.
|The Bridge Inn Pub
St. Mary's Bridge
There's a long, flat section along City Road before a left turn into the car park at Parker’s Piece Cricket Ground.
At the end of the car park runners will be directed on to the footpath adjacent to Parker’s Piece Cricket Ground before heading through the wood towards Darley Fields as they approach the four kilometre mark at the tennis courts.
The runners then follow the tree-lined path through Darley Park and on to Folly Road where they can take a drink at the drinks station. At this point Haslams is now visible and so too is the half way mark. This is a great opportunity for the Race Commentator and spectators to see the runners and be given their half way race time.
The runners turn left at the junction off Folly Road and Haslams Lane to complete a second lap of the same circuit.
The finish is at Haslams where support and commentary is resumed as you pass the finish line to collect your complementary bag of goodies, drinks and a well-earned rest.
The night doesn't end there since Haslams' bar is open until late, making it a great opportunity to socialise, enjoy some food, and have a drink with fellow competitors, friends, and family. Presentations to the winners happen shortly after the last runners have finished where the Colin Potter family kindly give £50 to the first place male and female across the finish.
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