By Elaine Stone

The Eyam Half Marathon

The Eyam half marathon took place last Sunday and myself along with Glenn, Graham and Steve were all there representing WRC.

The route is very scenic with views over 5 counties. It is also quite tough and challenging as it has over 1,500ft of climbing.  Despite it being billed as definitely not a PB course, Graham somehow managed to achieve one! The weather was glorious with wall to wall sunshine and not a cloud in sight.  The perfect weather for spectating, but a tad warm for running.

The race was very well organised and there were plenty of water stations to keep you hydrated or to keep you cool by tipping it over your head! The race is organised by a group of volunteers in Eyam, and it raises money for local cancer charities and village organisations. Because of this, it has a lovely warm and friendly community feel, with the villagers turning out to help, cheer you on and support. At the finish line there was cake, water, fresh orange segments and bananas. There was also plenty of beer and a BBQ but you had to pay for that. 

I have run the course several times now and would highly recommend it to others -if you like hills!

Our junior division were also out enjoying the 2km children’s race!