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Ashbourne Seesaw

SBR Events

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Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1DR, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
5km ?

5.00KM

Run

March 1, 2020
10km ?

10.00KM

Run

March 1, 2020
16.09KM ?

10.00MI

Run

March 1, 2020
Half Marathon ?

13.10MI

Run

March 1, 2020

Overview

Returning with a bang for 2020! A brand new name from its previous debuts (Ashbourne10) and a new distance - 13.1 miles (half marathon!)

Starting and finishing in Ashbourne Lesiure Centre car park, the race is an out-and-back route along the Tissington Trail. Ashbourne is known as the gateway to The Peak District. This is a beautiful route with amazing views from the former train line across the Derbyshire Dales. Enjoy the stunning scenery & abundance of wildlife. 

Turn points are set up along the route at 2.5k, 5k, 5mile, 6.5 miles & waterstations will be along the route.

The route isn't flat as your outward section is a very gradual incline, but for every uphill there is a downhill!  The 2nd half of your race is all set on a gradual decline which should feel fantastic once the legs have warmed up & you can get those feet flying! 

The 5k run / walk is for all levels. This event can be a gentle stroll with the family or a race to get your 5km PB. 

  • Chip timing
  • Limited free car parking 5-10min walk away
  • Water stations along the course
  • Route fully marshalled and signposted
  • Distance markers
  • Bespoke race finishers medal for everyone
  • 5k & 10k & 10mile & HM Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd man & woman
  • Certificates for all participants which are emailed out to you including age group placings
  • Different certificates for 5k & 10k Canicross have paw prints on them & details of your category
  • Free post race massage from qualified sports therapists
  • Free photos to download & share - from Marc Dewhurst
  • Full medical provision
  • Ideal for First-Timer to Elite
  • Race Village with hot food and drink for sale
  • Bespoke hoodies and T-shirts for sale

Collect race numbers & timing chips (& t-shirts if pre-paid) ON RACE DAY at Registration

A pre-race email will be sent to all participants 1 week before the event

 

For prices & more information go to www.sbrevents.co.uk

 

Event details and schedule

 

Full details are on the website. Race start is 9:30am (staggered starts) with registration opening at 08:00am. The course is an out and back along Tissington Trail starting and finishing at Ashbourne Leisure Centre.

Car parking  - there will be NO car parking available at Ashbourne Leisure Centre as the finish line & race village are held in the car park. Please use free parking at Halfords just 10 minutes walk away at Waterside Retail Park, Ashbourne, DE6 1DU or other local car parks in Ashbourne. Please car share to save our environment.

ID is not required, but you must sign the waiver. We do recommend you bring some layers as the weather can be temperamental in early March.  As for shoes, the trail is made of compacted stone so you should be good to run in road shoes.

 



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Ashbourne Seesaw, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Great medal 20
Ideal for beginners 19
Family friendly 19
Useful pre-race info 17
PB potential 14
Spectator friendly 9
Supports good cause 3
Festival atmosphere 2
Bucket list event 2
Good public transport links 1
Exciting event village 1
Well-stocked goody bag 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Ashbourne Seesaw, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.95
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Ease of Navigation
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4.88
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Environmentally Friendly
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4.88
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Safety
All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Reviewed 3 months ago

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Racing on the Tissington Trail is my favourite place I love every run here  the natural beauty and always pb potential  very well organised and friendly  see you next year ...Read full review

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Clive Palmer
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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The idea of running through an old railway tunnel at the start of this race was thrilling! The reality was a different kettle of fish though due to the amount of rain Ashbourne had received in the days before. Even after pumping 1000s of gallons of water away it still came back. ...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Bronze Award - 2018



Reviews (120)

All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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