Bakewell all set for Sunday’s 2011 Pudding Race


THIS year’s Great Bakewell Pudding Race will take place on Sunday (26th).

The race will start on Bakewell Recreation Ground at 11am and is one of the first events of Bakewell Carnival week.

There are two runs which will start at the same time. There is a Senior Fell Run of 10.4 km (approximately 6.25 miles) which follows paths up through the woods to Ballcross, to the top of Coombs Road, back down to the river and then through the showground and back into the Recreation Ground.

This is an excellent varied course that is within the capability of most reasonably fit runners.

The Junior/Fun Run is 4.2km (approx 2.5 miles) and is open to all so parents can enjoy running with their children.

This is a fairly level course that everyone can enjoy, running along part of the Monsal Trail before coming back to the Recreation Ground.

Entry is on the day and the fee is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and students. Subject to availability, each participant will get an individual Bakewell Pudding.

Many local people join in each year, from serious fell runners to those who are just wanting an annual challenge. The run is also on the calendar of runners from all over the country.

The money raised will, as always, go to local charities, so if you represent a local organisation that requires funds, please contact John Scott at or 01629-814217/07977 565335.