Gallop 2022 – result and photos. Congratulations to everyone!!

What a day!! Congratulations to everyone who completed the course on Saturday in the fantastic March sunshine – for most of the day…

The results are now available at https://www.racetek-live.co.uk/website/public_results/1261/complete_results/. The results take a short while to load after you click the link so please be patient.

Congratulations to Jack as fastest male at 2:22:32 (new new course record!) and Florence as fastest female at 3:02:10 (10 minutes quicker than last year).

There’s photos in our gallery and on our Facebook page along with a video. Many thanks to photographers Mr Petts and Matt.

As always many thanks to the volunteers who make the event happen. In addition to those that you see on the day – such as those at the start/finish and marshals en route – there’s also the kitchen staff, cake bakers, soup ingredient chopper uppers (including some school pupils), sweepers, route markers and parking marshals.

Thanks also to the good people of Grindleford who tolerate the influx of cars and runners and the sponsors:

The date is yet to be confirmed for 2023 – watch this space and www.facebook.com/GrindlefordGallop for updates.

From Team Gallop on behalf of the Grindleford Primary School PTA

1 week to go!

Only 1 week to go until the 2022 Gallop!

The trails are nice and muddy thanks to all the recent rain. Long range forecast is looking settled (famous last words!).

Race information will be emailed out Monday evening. Entry transfer deadline is Monday midnight.

There are a handful of running places that have become available so please go to the Fabian4 entry site if you want to grab one! Looking forward to see you many of you next Saturday, love Team Gallop X

Prize Sponsors for 2022

EXCITING NEWS!!! Our new prize sponsor this year is Outside who have their store in our neighbouring village of Hathersage. They have teamed up with Montane to kindly offer first place prizes to ALL male and female running age categories = a Montane Gecko VP 5+ running vest worth £100. Second prizes are a £15 Outside voucher and third prizes a 1L Nalgene water bottle. What an incentive to run faster!

New snood for 2022!

New for 2022 – a unique Gallop design featuring the hilly course profile on a snood/Buff!

Yours for £5. You can pre-order when entering the Gallop or buy on the day. All profits go towards Grindleford Primary School PTA.

2022 ENTRY UPDATE

There are about 220 (180 runner and 40 walker) places still available and we will be releasing these in early January. The exact date for this is still to be confirmed (it depends on entry system improvements) but we will let you know on here and the website at least 1 week in advance.

In the meantime we wish you all a very happy Christmas time filled with running and beautiful cloud inversions like we had yesterday! From Team Gallop X

ENTRY ISSUES UPDATE

The team from Fabian4 have been working throughout the day to try and resolve the problem. About 200 email addresses were retrieved and these have been emailed and given priority access.


The exact gremlin in the server still hasn’t been identified and we don’t want to open places again until we can guarantee there won’t be the same failure. Please watch this space for details on when we will reopen the entries site (guaranteed to be a more sociable hour!).


We really appreciate the messages of support that people have emailed and posted. The last thing we want to do is let down Gallopers old and new. If you have any queries please email the info@grindlefordgallop.co.uk address and we will get back to you when we can (please bear in mind we are volunteers and have day jobs and families to contend with as well).


Best wishes from Team Gallop

Entry website crash

We are so sorry about the collapse of the booking system this morning.
We have been in touch with Fabian4 and it looks like the webserver wasn’t configured correctly for the high load by their hosting company as requested. This is something they are chasing up as you would expect.


We will do our best to find the fairest way to allocate entries, crediting where possible those who tried to enter early this morning. We understand there is a record of email addresses of many of those who started the entry process so we are hoping to be able to prioritise them.


We will update everyone once we have more information.
Thank you for your patience.
Team Gallop

T-shirt design winner 2022

Drumroll please….big congratulations to Alice Burnip age 9 years who is our Gallop 2022 T-shirt design winner!! You can order your very own 50% recycled polyester technical T-shirt featuring this unique design on the front for £10 when you enter the Gallop. All proceeds go to Grindleford Primary School PTA.


Don’t forget entries go live TOMORROW MORNING AT 6AM so set your alarms and enter here https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3002