The Tissington Trail Marathon

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Booked 4 times in the last week
£33.00 - £35.00

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About
Surrounded by beautiful Peak District scenery, take on this epic marathon that is becoming a firm favourite with trail runners. Enjoy the 13.1 mile downhill finish which makes PB's highly likely. Soar over the finish line to get your hands on one of the epic finisher's medals.
Participants
Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 23 Apr 2023
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LocationPin
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4.8
(20 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1DR, UK
Start times
Sun, 23 Apr 2023
Marathon:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Tissington Trail Marathon
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£33.00 - £35.00
Route information
This event regularly features in Runner's World top 10 UK trail races and in 2019 was named a Top 10 Finalist for the Best Marathon in the UK at the Let's Do This Challenge Awards.
The Tissington Trail was once a railway line connecting Asbourne to Buxton and it runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne through beautiful rural surroundings.
This is an out and back route, with the last half of the race all being slightly downhill.
While the course is traffic-free, please remain vigilant of any other members of the public who are using the trail.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Drawstring bag packed with goodies
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Marshalled course
  • First aid on-site
  • Distance marked
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1DR, UK
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Parking
There is plenty of car parking in Ashbourne Town Centre and there is also a small car park at the Leisure Centre – please remember to pay the appropriate charge. Please also remember to follow directions to Ashbourne Leisure Centre for Race HQ (not the race start).
By Bus
There are public bus services from Derby to Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
Event day logistics
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators can base themselves at the start and finish line and cheer on the runners at the two most crucial points of the race.
FAQs
Is there medical aid on-site at the The Tissington Trail Marathon?
There will be private medical services, should they be required, on the day of the event.
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Are baggage storage facilities and toilets available at the The Tissington Trail Marathon?
There will be a bag drop area available on the day as well as toilets on-site.
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Where can I access my race time from the The Tissington Trail Marathon?
Results will be uploaded to the the Nice Work's website after the event, and emailed to participants with registered emails.
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Reviews
4.8
20 reviews
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4.7
Did the race in 2021
I've been running for over 30 years and have to say this is my favourite run yet. Road running shoes were fine on this track and there was absolutely amazing scenery, which is enough to keep anyone's mind off tired legs when going round. The first half of the marathon is uphill (though due to the scenery and inclines it didn't feel too steep) and I found having a 13 mile downhill finish kept me going comfortably at a good (for me) pace and got a new PB by quite some margin. Water stations were regularly placed and stocked with biscuits and jelly babies etc, organisers very helpful, I'm probably being harsh by giving a combined rating of 4.5, I'd give a 5 if there had been a cup of cola left at the 17 mile water station (I'd had one at 10 miles which was a great boost and was hoping for the same at 17 miles!)Proper finishers running Tshirt and the whole family were envious of the finishers medal. Great friendly atmosphere, great scenery and great organisation, can't wait to return.
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4.7
Did the race in 2021
Great race organised by a group of enthusiastic organisers. Race HQ is based at the local sports centre which opens its door 30mins earlier to allow runners to use their facilities. A little ~400m walk from leisure centre car park to race start. Route is shared by general public so you need to be careful and considerate, especially if you start at the normal 10am start time the trail is busier. There is the option to start at 9am which is great.
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2.3
Did the race in 2021
The morning after the tissington marathon! The weather was very kind given the time of year and the views were amazing. But, this is a very solitary out and back route. So what let this marathon experience down..... Very late receiving our numbers, Thursday for me, the day before the marathon for one of my friends and the other friend never received hers!!! Very disappointed after running that distance to find a cup of water, a few jelly babies and a jaffa cake at the end!!!!! Where was the goody bag that was advertised when I signed up????? Or the standard of goodies that were provided after completing the tissington half just 2 months prior? Some Staff at the finish had clearly had enough and I only hope that those who finished before us got a better experience. If you like running solo and enjoying the scenery then you will enjoy this, but this was a once only marathon for me.
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4.7
Did the race in 2021
Lovely course, very picturesque. Quite challenging. Didn’t really feel the downhill section was easier, very undulating. Marshall’s and event organisers were great and the medal and t shirt were lovely.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Superb course with a downhill second half...perfect for a PB!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
My experience was the exact opposite to Charlotte.l’m not sure what she was expecting but this was a trail marathon not one through a town or city.It was absolutely brilliant and l couldn’t fault anything. Definitely run it again
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Faultless organisation. Beautiful scenery. Great medal and technical running top. Definitely one to do again.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Weather perfect, course ideal despite out n back, view awsome, excellent organisation and all very freindly.My fav marathon evs ( of dozens, including London)
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
My 9th marathon and the most beautiful - Fantastic scenery! Very honest about the first 13.1 gentle uphill (return was downhill but didn’t feel it after 20miles!) a great course and really enjoyable. 100% will be back next year.
Harvey M-S
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Do you want to run a Marathon next year? Do you want a course that offers a potential PB on a fabulous countryside trail along a disused railway line with gorgeous views? Then book this Tissington Trail Marathon as quick as you can. This was my first Marathon event, so a PB! and an age category time. Nice Work if you can get it, they are amazingly friendly and supportive too.
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Recent Questions
Adam Dede
15/10/2021
it mentions on this page that there is a bus from Derby, but google says that the only way to arrive by 9am is to take the bus at 12:30am, arrive at a bit after 1am and then wait. This seems less than ideal. Is there a specific race organized bus from Derby for people needing a shuttle service the morning of the race?
Tom Wallace
12/10/2021
Is there a cutoff date for the November 2021 event?
Tom Wallace
12/10/2021
Is there a cutoff date for signing up? (for 21st Nov 2021)
Tracy Lissemore
07/10/2020
As it’s now cancelled . Are they assuming everyone one to run in Spring 2021 . Or Are we having the option of. Refund ? 🤷🏻‍♀️
Dan Harding
06/10/2020
Hi, It looks as though I have just missed the entry window for the Rissington trail marathon. Is the event cancelled or full or has a deadline passed? I am trained for a cancelled event and this one is on my doorstep. is there any way in?
Alison Large
06/10/2020
Just had an email to say this is now cancelled due to COVID, postponed to Spring 2021
Dan Harding
06/10/2020
thank you!
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