Report by Lewis Glover
The Chatsworth 10K is an annual charity event organised by the Helen’s trust and held in the glorious grounds of the Chatsworth estate (there is also a 3K fun run too.) The event proved to be well organised, well marshalled and pretty big with 836 runners in the 10K, plus when fun run numbers were added in, the total was over 1000 runners. Pretty impressive numbers when you consider the round Sheffield run and the Bakewell Pudding fell race were also held on the same day.
Following the start there was a nice flat section for the first kilometre, giving the chance for runners to disperse somewhat. There was then a steep ascent for a bit before flattening out for a short while and giving the false impression that you’d done the climb everybody had been talking about. But no, as after a very short respite the route continued on a leg-sapping upward trajectory until well past the 5km marker, giving the impression that markers were getting further apart! Upon reaching the lakes at the top of the estate there was finally a welcome respite by way of some flattish terrain, before a rocky and gravelly descent and a run along tarmac for the final kilometre or so.
I don’t know if any other Wirksworth club runners took part, thus the only results I am aware of are my own; 83rd 46.50. and was very pleased to receive my Bakewell pudding which was given to the first 250 runners to cross the line.