8km (5 mile) Time Trial / 5k Time Trial / Fartlek option.
Start at Cromford Lights – route is out to Matlock along the A6, turning right onto Old English Road, over the bridge and left onto the riverside path. Left at the end to cross the river again and head back along the A6. On lit roads all the way but headlight and hi-viz clothing are recommended during the winter months.
Suitable for all abilities as you run at your own pace. Meet at Cromford traffic lights on the A6 to start running at 7pm. Run at your own pace, and aimed at showing your improvement during the year. We operate a staggered start based on ability aiming to get us all finishing at the same time. If you want to give yourself more time, then some people prefer to start at 6.45pm. Bring a stopwatch and also come with an idea of how quickly you think you can run 5 miles (80% of your 10k race time would do).