Challenge Hikes and Runs

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by PhilHo, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I wasn't going to say, face that says " thank Odin I'm here"?
  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I think its more "don't puke until you get over the line. They were in such a rush to reclaim my timing chip off my shoes the helper was in real danger. :vomit:
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  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I know that not everyone is at one with the LDWA but they run a very nice event in mid November that's worth considering. The Wensleydale Wedge. 23 miles and 2900 ft of ascent from Askrigg in Wensleydale. You can walk it or run it or do a bit of both. £10 to enter.

    It starts at 8AM and there's a cut off time at Castle Bolton, 16 (ish) miles in of 2:30PM. You've then got until 5PM to finish. There is a hot meal which is usually a kind of blind chili at the finish.

    https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5389
  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Sounds a decent Challange @PhilHo :thumbsup: not sure how much in the tank I'll have by then..
    I've got...
    Langdale 10k trail on the 19th October
    Stickle Grind 650 on the 20th October
    Cheviot Goat recce 2nd November 28 miles
    Cheviot Goat recce 3rd November 28 miles

    I'm currently averaging around 5 miles a week running and have a small chest cold this week to fight with....hopefully I won't have much trouble pulling my socks up from next week :eggonface:
  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Oh, and I've just applied to participate in a Spine race training weekend 6th - 8th October :whistling:
  6. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    And are you planning to do it? The Spine that is.
  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    December 2020 Cheviot Goat, June 2021 Fusion usion and Spine January 2022 are my goals :whistling:
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  8. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    Looks like a good event but I'm in for the Wooler HM same day.
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  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    This one was previously run by the LDWA but is now organised by Lets Run.

    The Lets Run Adventures Pathfinder Challenge will take place on Saturday 5th October 2019. As previously there will be a choice of two distances - 15 and 25 miles, open to walkers and runners with a maximum time limit of ten hours.

    The start will be at Ravensgill Camp, Commondale, North Yorkshire.

    £20 to enter

    https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5488
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  10. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    Looks good but I'm doing the Penshaw 10k trail run with Trail Outlaws the following day.

    Good luck if you are going for it Phil
  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I've not decided yet. I'm doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks, as a walk, this Sunday with a mate and someone he met on Pen-y-Ghent. I'll see how that goes and then, if I fancy it, I'll see if they have any spaces left.
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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Might have a dabble at that... Bit of self navigating helps keep it interesting... If the patch is the same as this?
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    I like it :whistling:
  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I did Hanging Stone Leap which has a similar history, ie was LDWA but taken over by "Lets Run". They made minor tweaks to the check points and it was self navigation with some checkpoints manned and some self clip. The meal was a brilliant hot and cold buffet including lots of meat!!!
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  14. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    One for the hard core runners out there...
    http://www.capewrathultra.com/

    Or good to keep in mind if you're planning to be on the Cape Wrath Way from Sunday 24th May to Sunday 31st May 2020
  15. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Sold out!
  16. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    2021 for you then :)
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's when I'm aiming for the spine:whistling:
  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Hiked the Yorkshire 3 peaks yesterday, just under 10 hours. I found that a challenge.
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  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's some good hiking time at this time of year :thumbsup:
    Quiet?
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  20. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I think they maybe these... Flex ii
    Outdoor-Research-Flex-Tex-II-Gaiters.jpg
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  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Hundreds doing it, I think there was an organised charity walk, I even got spotted by a Facebook friend. The scramble up Ingleborough was like a procession. The only bit where we were on our own was up the Fell Runners route up Whernside. Most sensible people took the long way round, which was probably a good thing given the conditions. I stopped to take my rain jacket off and took this pic of up the gully. You can just see my walking partners near the top if you try hard but it doesn't convey how slippy or steep it was.

    fell.jpg
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  22. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  23. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

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  24. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Groundbreaking Acheivment... Now for him to do it without pacers and in completion to secure his name in the history books... He's a real machine but I'll poach @PhilHo s saying...
    "what's he done on grit"
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