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The Final Details 2019

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!

Team Gallop.

Grindleford Gallop 2019 – March 9th

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

Grindleford Gallop 2018 – March 17th

So next year’s Gallop is going to be held on Saturday March 17th 2018.

We’ll update you all soon as to when we’ll be releasing entry spaces, it will be sometime in mid November.

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:

Thanks, The Gallop Team.

Grindleford Gallop 2017 – March 11th

For those of you that follow our Facebook page, this won’t be new news, but next year’s Gallop will be running on Saturday March 11th 2017.

We’ll be opening entries for next year’s race at 8:30pm on Wednesday 16th November using the SI Entries system.

We know that this is always busy entry process and we have considered using a ballot system to avoid the mad rush for places, but have decided to stick with the existing process but ensure everyone knows about this launch date.

Time to dust off those running shoes!

If anyone has any questions please contact us on the info at grindlefordgallop dot co dot uk address.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in March already.

The Winning T-Shirt Design 2016

This year’s winning t-shirt design was created by Joe Gilbert of Class 3. Well done Joe, this is another cracking design.

Another wonderful design from the School, hope you’ve all got your orders in!

See you next weekend.

Gallop 2016 - T-shirt Design

As you may all know already we run a competition every year at Grindleford Primary School where we ask the children to design the logo for the Gallop that will adorn all t-shirts and window stickers.

This year’s winner of the Gallop logo design was the talented Daniel Harby from year 5. Well done Daniel, we think it’s great!

Gallop Logo 2015

Entry for 2015

As you may/should know entry will be going live for next year’s race at 10pm tonight, 14th November.

We mentioned in the communications that the race sells out quickly, so good luck with your entry.

Any questions anyone has following entry please drop us a note at

Many thanks,

Grindleford Gallop Organisers

Winning Design 2014

Hi everyone.

We recently held the annual competition at Grindleford Primary School to design this years logo.

Well the votes were cast and we’re delighted to announce that this year’s winner was Hazel Platts of Class 2, well done Hazel it’s a cracking design!

You can see the design below, but all you lucky people who ordered a t-shirt will get to take the design home with you.

Hope the training’s going well!

Ed & Ayshea

Grindleford Gallop Logo 2014

Wet weather, turning to snow . . .

Quick update on the local weather.

The weather has been grim of late, with heavy rain and snow over the tops today. The ground under foot is utterly sodden, with anything that might have been muddy previously, is currently knee deep!

If it stays like this we’d ask you to think about your footwear as normal road shoe may struggle in the mud. Also, ensuring that everyone has full FRA kit will be essential.

At the end of the day, the mud and weather is all part of the challenge and one of the reasons why we love off-road/fell running.