Save the date (tentatively) for Saturday 13th March 2021. Team Gallop are currently working out the logistics to run the event with COVID safety measures as per FRA guidelines. All being well we hope to open entries at the end of November. Watch this space!
Well done to all runners and walkers – it was great to see everybody get stuck in and make the most of the event yesterday!
Results for 2020 are available here https://www.racetek-live.co.uk/…/pub…/1075/complete_results/. The page may take a while to load so please be patient.
Congratulations to the Gallop 2020 winners! A close finish in the men’s category with only 8 seconds between first and second places. Well done Sage on winning his first Gallop with a time of 2:28:29. In the women’s category Caroline ran an amazing women’s course record of 2:47:16.
Thank you to all runners and walkers for your patience and adapting to the last minute changes and all your positive vibes and smiles. Thanks too to those who were meant to be competing but chose to self isolate.
Thanks to all the volunteers – including the cake bakers, parking team, registration team, marshalls, catering team (who are the amazing staff of the school!), the people who marked the route, the techies who managed the entries and timing system and those who did various other behind the scenes jobs. Thanks also to the landowners, the people of Grindleford for accepting the disruption of hundreds of cars being spread across the village and the thankfully not called upon Edale Mountain Rescue Team who would have come to the aid of any injured competitors (as they would anybody injured in their area).
We hope to see you for the Gallop 2021 with the return of high fives 🙌 and hugs!
Well done everyone and have a well earned rest today!
From team Gallop
We hope that your final preparations are going well and we’re looking forward to seeing all of the participants on Saturday.
If anybody is looking to swap there place, change from a runner to a walker etc there’s limited time left to act!
If you are giving your place to somebody who isn’t on the waiting list please make sure that they are on the event waiting list by 12.30pm tomorrow, Monday.
The last chance we have to sort any swap or change is Wednesday afternoon so please make sure that you email us the details of any changes by 12.30pm on Wednesday.
The Final Details 2020 email:
We’ve just pressed send on the final email so hopefully it will be waiting for you in your inbox, but just in case you can’t find it here’s what it says:
It’s here again! Only just under a week to go till this year’s Grindleford Gallop, who can believe it?! Hope you’re all looking forward to it and are fit and enthusiastic to go..
You can view final details of the event here. Please do read these carefully as there is important information regarding the event you should know about, in particular about car parking as we have reduced spaces this year and also relevant information about coronavirus. There’s a map available here, illustrating allocated parking spaces throughout the village. Please see https://racelifts.org/Grindleford-Gallop-2020/ to offer and register for lift shares.
Please don’t forget to bring your own foldable re-uesable cup for refreshments as we’re going for a no plastic cup policy at the drinks stations again, after successfully introducing this 2 years ago.
If you’ve entered other participants and they might not receive this e-mail, please forward it on to them.
This year’s t-shirt design was won by Eva in Class 3, you view it in all of its glory here:
The prize presentation will be held at around 1.15pm. As before, there will be free entry to all category winners to next year’s event and then Alpkit vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all age categories.
If anyone has any further questions please send to email@example.com.
That’s all for now, we thank you for all your support and we are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 14th.
Anna & Ed and The Gallop Team
1 week to go ’til Gallop 2020! A quick word about car parking. It is going to be tighter this year as we don’t have access to The Maynard carpark and Severn Trent are doing some works in the village which takes out some of the main road towards Calver.
Please think about using public transport (we have a train station in Grindleford about 15 mins walk from the Pavilion) and car sharing.
For the first time we are using Race Lifts to make arranging a car share easier see https://racelifts.org/Grindleford-Gallop-2020/
If driving arrive in plenty of time and our friendly car park marshals will direct you to a parking space. These will mainly be on Padley and Maynard Road, the Sir William Hill pub car park, the approach road to Grindleford train station and Main Road.
We will be sending out the final race details tomorrow.
From the busy Gallop team x
Congratulations to Eva Campbell in year 6 who has won this year’s logo design! Will her prediction of sunny weather come true? Just as long as the weather isn’t as bad as today’s effort from Storm Ciara…
We will have T shirts from previous years in various sizes available for a donation to Grindleford PTA so please come and grab a souvenir on the day!
As previously announced next year’s Grindleford Gallop will be held on Saturday March 14th 2020.
The entry will open this coming Wednesday at 8pm, you can enter here:
We look forward to seeing all in March – by which time hopefully the ground will have dried out a bit from this weeks’ flooding.
The Gallop Team
Next year’s Gallop will be held on Saturday 14th March 2020.
The route will remain the same, as will most other details.
The entry will open on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm via SI Entries – put a reminder in your calendar as places do sell fast! We will post a link nearer the time.
We hope this is good news for everyone, but if you have any questions please contact us on the info at grindlefordgallop dot co dot uk e-mail address or via our Facebook page:
Look forward to seeing all in March!
The Gallop Team
Okay, one week to go… too late to train now, just time to rest those legs and eat some carbs!
We sent out an e-mail to everyone last night with the final details, but some may have not received that for whatever reason, so you can view the final details here.
Few things to pull out…
Parking, we’ve got the usual arrangement of parking around the village, you can view a map of this here. Wherever possible we’d encourage you to take public transport or share cars to get here to reduce the impact on the village.
Plastic Cups. We introduced a no disposable plastic cups policy last year and we’re doing the same this year. Please bring your own plastic reusable cups in order to get a drink at the refreshment stations.
Pavilion. We’re undergoing some refurbishments, which means there’s going to be a lot of building materials about. Please take care in and around the building.
Kit. We’re not expecting the apocalyptic weather that we had last year, but we still expect people to come prepared for the time of year. Whatever the weather, we’ll not let people out on the course if we don’t think they are properly equipped to deal with it. So come prepared for the worst and you won’t be disappointed.
Think they’re the main points, but please read the full final details above.
See you next weekend!
As most of you will know by now, next year’s Gallop will be held on Saturday March 9th 2019.
The route will remain the same, as with most other details. However we are going to be putting up the entry fee this year. Various funding challenges on the school mean that all extra funds will help at this time.
The entry will open tomorrow night at 8pm, you can enter here:
Hope this is good news for everyone, but any questions anyone has please contact us on the info at grindlefordgallop dot co dot uk e-mail address or via our Facebook page:
Look forward to seeing all in March! Roll on Winter!
The Gallop Team