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    Peak District Challenge

    Hi!
    Just a quick one to let ya'll know about the Peak District Challenge 2019.

    The Peak District Challenge is an individual or team, walking or running event. It takes place on the night of Friday 20 September and the day of Saturday 21 September 2019, starting in Hathersage at postcode S32 1DU.
    The event is organised by Wilderness Development in aid of multiple charities, including our chosen charity SALVE International, working to reduce the number of children living on the streets in Uganda through education and care.

    You can choose from 5 routes:

    Back Before Dark – 10km
    You’ll start your Back Before Dark challenge with one inescapable and non-negotiable deadline. You must cover 10km, and try to be Back Before Dark. Sunset on 22 September 2018 is at 7.06pm.
    Designed for runners who’ve trained for a 10km run.

    Copper Challenge – 25km, 9 hours
    An achievable challenge, following a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow along riverside paths and back along a hilly route via Curbar and Frogatt edges.
    700m of ascent and some of the best views in the Peak!

    Bronze Challenge – 50km, 12 hours
    The Bronze Challenge has a total ascent of 1200m and at its highest point reaches 464m.
    A 50km circular route taking in the valleys of the dark peak, and the scenic trails of the southern peak district.

    Silver Challenge – 75km. Walk in 24 hours or run in 13 hours.
    2000m of ascent. Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between eight checkpoints, but covers a long distance. For determined walkers or joggers.
    Hope Valley – Ladybower Valley – Castleton – Tideswell – Baslow – Hope Valley

    Gold Challenge – 100km, 24 hours
    With extra ascent (3200m in total), to make the 24 hour target you’ll need to average 4kph. The ultimate Peak District challenge, and should be attempted by fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You’ll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved.

    All the details are on the website http://www.peak-district-challenge.com
    or contact
    will@peak-district-challenge.co.uk or call 07941 645 520
    for questions.
    Cheers!
    Liz

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    "The ultimate Peak District challenge"
    I thought that was the High Peak Marathon. Or maybe even the 15 trigs.

    sorry, I'm in a mood
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    or the double Dozen...

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    Winter double Marsden Edale (solo obvs) *


    * and no I haven’t done one but it will always be the premier Peakland bog-trot in my mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup
    Winter double Marsden Edale (solo obvs) ** and no I haven’t done one but it will always be the premier Peakland bog-trot in my mind
    ...or the winter double double as Helen from Pennine did last year! She did a double, starting on Friday morning, then waited for the Rucksack Club people to join in with their traditional January double.

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    Respect is due - that is a serious outing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peak District Challenge View Post
    Hi!
    Just a quick one to let ya'll know about the Peak District Challenge 2019.

    The Peak District Challenge is an individual or team, walking or running event. It takes place on the night of Friday 20 September and the day of Saturday 21 September 2019, starting in Hathersage at postcode S32 1DU.
    The event is organised by Wilderness Development in aid of multiple charities, including our chosen charity SALVE International, working to reduce the number of children living on the streets in Uganda through education and care.

    You can choose from 5 routes:

    Back Before Dark – 10km
    You’ll start your Back Before Dark challenge with one inescapable and non-negotiable deadline. You must cover 10km, and try to be Back Before Dark. Sunset on 22 September 2018 is at 7.06pm.
    Designed for runners who’ve trained for a 10km run.

    Copper Challenge – 25km, 9 hours
    An achievable challenge, following a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow along riverside paths and back along a hilly route via Curbar and Frogatt edges.
    700m of ascent and some of the best views in the Peak!

    Bronze Challenge – 50km, 12 hours
    The Bronze Challenge has a total ascent of 1200m and at its highest point reaches 464m.
    A 50km circular route taking in the valleys of the dark peak, and the scenic trails of the southern peak district.

    Silver Challenge – 75km. Walk in 24 hours or run in 13 hours.
    2000m of ascent. Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between eight checkpoints, but covers a long distance. For determined walkers or joggers.
    Hope Valley – Ladybower Valley – Castleton – Tideswell – Baslow – Hope Valley

    Gold Challenge – 100km, 24 hours
    With extra ascent (3200m in total), to make the 24 hour target you’ll need to average 4kph. The ultimate Peak District challenge, and should be attempted by fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You’ll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved.

    All the details are on the website http://www.peak-district-challenge.com
    or contact
    will@peak-district-challenge.co.uk or call 07941 645 520
    for questions.
    Cheers!
    Liz
    Just read the website for this event and as soon as I saw the words ethical, environment, exclusively vegetarian, charity, sustainable I realised that it was an event to be given a wide berth.
    Funny how folks who put on this kind of event write reams and reams of crap but never disclose how much money they trouser.(or skirt, just in case the PC police are reading)!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    You ain’t going to get rich organising this kind of event Llani; do the math

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