Report by Elaine Stone

Elaine comfortably completed the course (and more!) inside 2 hours

If you fancy setting yourself the challenge of running a half marathon, then why not have a go at The Masked Rat?  This is otherwise known as The Eyam half marathon, which should have taken place in May but, of course, was postponed and then eventually cancelled. If you complete the route described as ‘involving over 1,200ft of ascent but which rewards runners with stunning views across five counties’ before October 25th you can, if you wish, donate £10 to charity, register your time and get a limited edition Masked Rat beanie.

I took up the challenge on Saturday.  I knew the route as I’ve entered the race in past years and it was just as hilly as I remembered!  The views are scenic but there was a distinct lack of them on Saturday due to mist, wind and rain.  A great challenging run though.

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