2018 RACE: Sunday March 18th at 10:00am

Ashby20 2018

The Ashby20 2018 race will be held on Sunday the 18th of March. Entries will open in October and the exact date and time will be shown here closer to the time.

Well Done Everyone!

The dust has now settled and all the results are in. We are hearing so many inspirational stories from runners getting a PB, after many challenges, to individuals raising lots of money for charities nationwide. It's important that we recognise this event, hosted by the Ivanhoe Runners, in the Heart of the National Forest has the backing of a number of local organisations. Without these organisations, the marshals on the day, the water stations and the support of the local community it would be impossible to put on such a great event. To all these people I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you.

This year we've been awarded the BARR Bill Reynolds trophy, in recognition of the excellent race organisation and continuous improvement for the 2016 race. Continuing with our ongoing improvement strategy, this year witnessed the very first Ashby 20 children's race. Sixty children completed the 1.2 mile route, and who knows, these children might be the stars of the future. One thing for sure you can guarantee that a number of them were inspired by the 100's of people they saw running the full 20 mile route.

This just leaves me to say thank you to all the runners, and I hope that you met your goals no matter how big or small these were, and you enjoyed the day (especially the cheese cob and hoody!)

We hope to see many of you back in 2018!

Richard Bebbington
Race Director