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The Peak Rail 7 - 'Runner versus Steam'
 
Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 at 9.30am
 
Results now Available on Webscorer
Many congratulations to overall race winner Kristian Watson and 1st lady Ruth Keeley and the age category winners, and well done to all who ran. A total of 54 runners 'beat the train'. See you all again in 2019
 
Matlock Athletic Club in conjunction with Peak Rail are pleased to announce a new and locally unique event in the local race calendar - the Peak Rail 7, a race in which runners are challenged to beat the steam hauled heritage rail service from Peak Rail Rowsley South station to Matlock Riverside station and back in the beautiful setting of the Derbyshire Dales. The special Peak Rail 7 service train will be reserved for runners supporters only and will follow the regular 52 minute Peak Rail Rowsley/Matlock/Rowsley schedule which includes stops in both directions at Darley Dale station together with a  stop at the halfway point in Matlock. 
 
The scenic 7 mile course will see the runners racing on the delightful new section of the White Peak Loop which runs from Rowsley to Matlock, and the close proximity of the Peak Rail track to the course will give supporters on the train a number of photograph opportunities and be able to cheer support as they pass. The course is almost exclusively off-road apart from a small section heading in to Matlock. and provides excellent opportunities for walking and cycling for supporters who wish to be more active in following the race
 
The course details can be viewed by clicking here
 
The entry fees are £10 UKA affiliated/ and £12 non-affiliated plus online booking fee. There is a limit of 200 runners so be sure to enter early to secure your place. All runners will receive a race memento and a generous prize list will be on offer for male and female 1,2,3 overall along with male & female V40, 50& 60+ categories. It is online entry only which opens when the following link goes live at 8.00am on 04/12/2017 through Bookitzone: 
 

Supporters train tickets are discounted  to £7.50 for seniors, £5.50 for senior citizens & £3.50 for U16. The train has a capacity of 230 passengers and demand may exceed supply so train tickets need to be reserved in advance by booking direct on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and requests will initially be limited to 2 per runner. All rail tickets will require to be paid for on the morning of the race when race numbers are collected. The tickets will be valid for all day travel on Peak Rail, and runners can travel free later in the day on production of  their race number. Peak Rail scheduled services between Rowsley and Matlock commence at 11.00am on Easter Monday and run throughout the day. For those in need of post-race refuelling Peak Rail offer a buffet  service on board their scheduled services, and other food and refreshments can be purchased from the Northwood Buffet at Rowsley South station where there is also ample free car parking. 

Please note that securing a race entry does not guarantee seats on the train as we only have 230 tickets to distribute. Requests for tain tickets should only be made after you have received confirmation of your race entry through Bookitzone

Minimum age is 17 on race day, and please note that in order to keep the race adjacent to the rail line for much of the route there will be 3 flights of steps that have to be negotiated (2 up, 1 down) so unfortunately the course is unsuitable for wheelchairs users. We are grateful to Derbyshire County Council and the Pedal Peak project for granting us access on to the trail and we advise all competitors that we will be sharing the trail with the other runners, cyclists and walkers and request you show courtesy and good manners at all times. 
 
Peak Rail 7 - Runner versus Steam race details:
Date : Easter Monday 2nd April, race commences 9.30pm
Race Distance: 7 miles
Minumum Age: 17 on race day
Entry Fee: £10 UKA affiliated/£12 non-affiliated + online booking fee
Race Limit: 200 
Refunds: Unfortunately due to the small size of the race no refunds will be available unless in the event of a cancellation of the event
Special Service Train Tickets: By request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Initial applications limited to 2 per runner and payable on collection of your race number on raceday
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