|Solo 112 Miles (per person)||£182.00|
|Solo 52 Miles (per person)||£92.00|
|Relay 112 Miles (per team)||£200.00|
£2 discount for solo UKA affiliated athletes
In September 1938, Alfred Wainwright set out on a solitary walk of 211 miles through the Pennines. The following year he wrote an account of his journey and this was finally published in 1986 as A Pennine Journey: The Story of a Long Walk in 1938.
In 1998 David and Heather Pitt completed their own version of AW’s Pennine Journey and this led to the publication of A Pennine Journey guidebook in 2010. The guidebook has recreated AW’s 1938 walk using public rights of way and trails with a Wainwright connection, not the roads that AW himself used – we like to think that this modernised version of A Pennine Journey might have been chosen by AW himself if he was creating the route in modern times.
This will be the third running of the North version of the event. We have the 112 and 52 mile solo races and the 112 now also has a three person relay option. The North loop starts at Blanchland, and before returning to Blanchalnd vista Hexham, Hadrians Wall, Greenhead, Slaggyford, Alston, Garrigill, Cross Fell, Milburn, Dufton, High Cup Nick, Cow Green Reservoir, Cauldron Snout, Forest In Teesdale, Swinhope Head, Westgate, Rookhope and Bolts Law.
It is not flat and the terrain can be very challenging.
The 112-mile race will start at 8pm on Friday 3rd May 2023 with a 40 hr cut off.
The 52-mile race will start on Saturday 4th May 2024 at 8am and have a 24hr cut off.
The 112-mile Ultramarathon starts at the medieval village of Blanchland, The 52 will start in Alston and follow the second half of the 112 route back to Blanchland.
Please note that whilst the route has some way markers, this is classed as a self navigating challenge. You must possess the skills to navigate around the route and look after yourself on the hills.
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