The train in full flight. Photos by Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press

Hundreds of runners take on steam train in unique Derbyshire race

200 runners took on a steam train in a unique race through Derbyshire’s countryside.

By Rod Kirkpatrick
Monday, 6th September 2021, 8:47 am
Updated Monday, 6th September 2021, 8:52 am

The seven-mile ‘Peak Rail 7 - Runner versus Train’ race along the Derwent Valley, was run from Rowsley to Matlock and back.

The race was won by Shaun Bott (38) and Caroline Brock (37), both comfortably beating the train,

They met on the start line and crossed the finishing line together holding hands.

Determined not to be overtaken by the train in the last 200 yards of the race, many runners are photographed sprinting for the finish line.

The race is organised by Matlock Athletic Club.

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