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    Super Moderator Derby Tup's Avatar
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    Re: High Peak 40

    There might be some clues as to best lines etc in the race reports at www.runfurther.com too
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    Re: High Peak 40

    have a word with Al or his bro Mark he done it quite a few times and sure will have a plot
    but to be honest it pretty straightforward

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    Re: High Peak 40

    Quote Originally Posted by safety pin View Post
    Cheers, that's perfect.

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    Re: High Peak 40

    Its a nice event and was pretty well sign-posted bar monsal dale viaduct (turn right & don't go up the hill assuming the people in front of you know where they are going..!) Also found that the kit list interpretations were 'interesting' out of four who missed the turn I was the only person with a map, the head torch also didn't seem required unless you were going through the Hope village check point at a certain time in the afternoon. I completed in about 8 1/2 hours and was in way before the light was going to be an issue so could have carried an awful lot less weight.
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    Re: High Peak 40

    Quote Originally Posted by safety pin View Post
    The route at Cadster isn't quite right on the first of these maps. Having crossed Elnor Lane, and climbed up to the ridge, keep right, just below where the old reservoir used to be - don't drop down to the houses at Cadster or you'll have to climb again. The route for this section is described here on the HP40 website.

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    Re: High Peak 40

    Thanks Marvin. Didn't check the map - must have been pre the diversion. Rest of it will be fine though.

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    Re: High Peak 40

    My advice for anyone doing this for the first time - comfy shoes! Quite a lot of the route is on hard packed trails and there is quite a bit of road so some cushioning might be appropriate if you like to be nice to your joints. I've missed this race for the last few years as it clashes with Lantern Pike but I did write up my run in 2004 - if anyone is interested look here...

    http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~temples/hc/high-peak-40.html

    As Marvin has pointed out, the route has changed recently on the approach to Eccles Pike.

    Cheers, Steve
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    Re: High Peak 40

    Quote Originally Posted by safety pin View Post
    Thanks Marvin. Didn't check the map - must have been pre the diversion. Rest of it will be fine though.
    No, the map is post-diversion, but wrong at Cadster!

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    High Peak 40

    Think I might have been talked into having a run out at this at the weekend. It's September 19
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