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Saturday 7th December 2019

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Friday 4th January 2019
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Sunday 24th November 2019
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78 Participants
Entry Fees

Affiliated Runners; £32.50
Non Affiliated Runners; £35.00

David Riley

Back for its third year is this great Winter Trail Marathon.

Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forests in the Peak District National park.  From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.  With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.  This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!

Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.

Registration: Langsett barn from 7:30am.

Race start time: Race will start at 9am.

Facilities: A warm and comfortable registration venue, refreshments at the start and finish will include hot drinks and some scrumptious homemade cakes including our famous chocolate and beetroot cake!!!

  • Toilets
  • Baggage area
  • Changing area
  • Peakrunners will have a retail stand there.

Parking: Main car park at Langsett and layby on the way down to Langsett.

Entry fee includes:

  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • Goody bag
  • Fully stocked aid stations 

Aid Stations: There will be only one feed station on route, which will be located at mile 6.5. Hopefully this will add a bit more self-sufficiency to the race.

Mobile Reception: Limited in areas

Full kit will be required which will include:

  • Full waterproof cover
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Foil blanket
  • Spare thermal top
  • High energy snacks and enough water or energy drinks to get you round the course
  • Your own personal cup
  • Compass
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Head torch with spare batteries.

Terrain: Forest trails; Rocky; Mud; Grass; Tarmac; Open moorland

Difficulty: Challenging

Cut off is 2hrs 30mins at mile 7.5 then there’s a cut off at mile 17 which is 2pm

A final email will be sent out prior to the race.

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