Competitors set to pound the streets of Buxton for the 34th half marathon

The start of last Sunday's Lomas Distribution Buxton Half Marathon, showing the eventual winner, Dale Annable, in the yellow Heanor vest, number 215. Photo by Bryan Dale.
The start of last Sunday's Lomas Distribution Buxton Half Marathon, showing the eventual winner, Dale Annable, in the yellow Heanor vest, number 215. Photo by Bryan Dale.

Runners are preparing for this weekend’s Buxton half marathon - the 34th installment of the annual road race around the town.

This year’s 13.1-mile race gets underway at 10am and as usual begins outside the town’s Pavilion Gardens on Sunday (May 24).

Last year’s winner was Dale Annable, of Heanor, who clocked a time of 1.16.52 to secure top spot for the second year running following his success in 2013.

The top female winner in 2014 was Matlock runner Christine Howard (1.35.34).

Last year there were 251 finishers and organisers would love to see similar numbers replicated this time around.

There will be road closures and disruption to traffic on the day so the public are urged to be patient with this.

People are also being warned that they should contemplate finding alternative routes on the day of the race.

Organisers have thanked sponsors Lomas Distribution for their continued support.

Water supplies for competitors on the day are being provided by Nestle.

For more information about the race or organisers Buxton AC, visit buxtonac.org.uk.