Congratulations to Sage as fastest male at 2:28:43 and Florence as fastest female at 3:12:07.
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) and parking marshals.
Thanks also to the good people of Grindleford who tolerate the influx of cars and runners and the sponsors:
Congratulations to Katie Illingworth in year 6 on winning this year’s T-shirt design with a speedy acorn! 9 weekends to go until the Gallop 2021 so hope training is going well. We will be in touch in September with event details. Team Gallop are off on holiday for the rest of August so will reply to any queries on their return!
We realise there are likely to be some clashes due to the number of events which have been rescheduled for the autumn. If you already have a place for the March event you should have received a SiEntries email with information about your options for transferring to the new date or being issued a refund. Any new places that become available will be offered to those on the waiting list first and if any are left after this then we will open entry up again in the summer.
We are sad to inform you that we have made the decision to POSTPONE the event from the planned date in March. Unfortunately, our initial optimism back in the autumn has not paid off 🙁
A combination of reasons including the current lockdown situation making it hard for us to prepare for the event, land access challenges and the likelihood that restrictions will not have lifted enough by March for participants to travel to the area and take part has led us to make this difficult decision.
We really want to hold a Gallop for you in 2021 so are planning to have an autumnal event instead! The date is yet to be finalised but if you already have an entry for the March 13th 2021 date we will email you via SiEntries in the next few weeks with the planned date. You will have the option of your place being automatically rolled over to the autumn 2021 date, a refund (minus booking fee of £1.50) or donating your entry fee to the Grindleford PTA charity.
Overall we really hope you are keeping well and have been able to get out and enjoy some local running to keep spirits up. We’ve had some lovely snowy and frosty weather in Grindleford lately but back to mud galore and rain this week! Take care, from Team Gallop.
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!
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!