Morton Run to be staged

The sixth running of the annual Morton Fun Run takes place this Sunday.

The two events that make up the fun run are aimed at all runners of all ages.

Runners can enter in either the Morton Challenge, or in the Morton Mile Family Fun Run.

Both events are off-road trail runs around the nature trail and paths circling the old Morton Colliery, four miles north of Alfreton.

The Morton Challenge is a testing two-lap 4.6km run which takes in two sharp ascents of the former colliery mound .

It is for runners aged 12 and over.

As for the Morton Mile Family Fun Run, this is a single loop flat run aimed at runners aged six and over.

The events start at 11am from the New Street playing fields in the centre of the village.

Full details of both of the events, and the entry forms, can be found on the event’s website by going to for more information.