Golden Gates Gallop 09/10/2016
The Golden Gates Gallop is an annual event on our list of races. However, this year it was run in October rather than September so it clashed with the Derby City Half Marathon race. Additionally the lack of information / late published information about the race didn’t help it’s cause to attract the number of runners that this normally would of done.
It is a 5 mile race of basically two laps of a course in Elvaston castle – it takes a reverse route of some of the familiar races around Elvaston Castle (our race route and the Tara Kinder route) with a little run down to the A6 from the Golden Gates on the first of the laps. This does help you see how you are doing and who is chasing you down!!
The day was cold in the shade but warm in otherwise and fairly hot whilst racing
Great results for our club at this one. Shelton took the top 3 spots but we then took 4th and 5th with Clare taking the 1st lady prize (get in!!!).