RANGER ULTRAS
HIGH PEAK 70/100km

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Ranger Ultras High Peak 70/100km Ultra

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Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October 2024

Entries Open
Monday 6th March 2023
Entries Close
Wednesday 16th October 2024
Entries So Far
14 Participants
Entry Fees

£45 affiliated 
£47 unaffiliated

Contact
Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
Phone
07890 620274

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The 4th edition of the High Peak 70/100km Ultra is an adventure for all ultra-racers. With hugely positive comments from first timers all the way to elite athletes and marathon distance runners making the transition from road to trail.

One great value price - two options - the 70km and 100km
Choose which distance on the day.
In fact, choose which distance on the course!
Reach the 70km turn point on the course, if you've the legs carry on to the 100km turn point.
Whichever you choose, there's on-course refreshments, HQ hospitality, finishers' eco-medals, winners trophies.

The route is an out and back from Whaley Bridge to Newhaven (for the 70km) / Middleton Top near Cromford (for the 100km). Up the Goyt Valley, through the historic spa town of Buxton and out into the rolling dales of the White Peak. Passing within sight of the Minninglow stone age burial mound, along the Pennine Bridleway National Trail to the turn at the River Derwent. Total ascent out and back is 1460 metres.

***The 2024 Edition of the High Peak 70/100 is just two days after the October full moon (which is also a supermoon)***

The course is varied and has something for everyone. Run over established trails and rights of way, with a generous 24 hour cut off time to complete the  70/100km. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward. We email GPX files to all entries well in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document.

There will be Ranger Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals with water, snacks and hot soup. There is pasta dinner and hot drinks for all racers at the finish and breakfast on Sunday morning.  Racers finishers medals and winners’ trophies.

ITINERARY

Race HQ: Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 7HT

Saturday

07:30 - Race registration & kit check at race HQ

08:45 – Short walk to race start accompanied by the Ranger Ultras Team

09:00 - Race start

Sunday

09:00 - Race finish

Entries limited to 100

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Ranger Safety Team Support at HQ and on course locations.
  • On course water stops with snacks and hot soup
  • Navigation course notes (available to view on our race web page)
  • GPX file (sent to entered participants)
  • Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks and hot food for all racers returning to HQ on Saturday and up to 10:30 on Sunday morning.
  • Finishers Medals
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female
  • Fastest finisher trophies in age categories 20-24, 25-49 and over 50’s

Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions. They’re quite detailed and will answer most frequently asked questions.

THE KIT

  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or additional head covering
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Wicking base layer (not cotton)
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions, minimum is long sleeved fleece
  • Appropriate footwear for trail running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type map/s covering the Race Distance (eg: OS Explorer 1:25,000 OL24 White Peak covers the whole course except the pavement section at start/finish. We will provide a sketch map of this section.) (note: paper print outs must be waterproofed, either laminated or in waterproof map case)
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not an acceptable alternative to a base plate compass).
  • Head torch - Options as follows:
    • Battery powered head torch with spare batteries carried.
    • Rechargeable head torch with a spare rechargeable battery
    • Rechargeable head torch with a separate power bank – the head torch must still be functional while charging.
    • Rechargeable head torch with a second back up head torch.
    • Note: A mobile phone torch does not count as a primary or back up and will fail kit check.
  • Whistle
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable)
  • Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged). Standard UK network SIM cards only. Definitely not Manx SIM
  • Litter bag to put all rubbish generated by yourself (you can empty rubbish bags at road checkpoints or HQ)
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Poles
  • Optional: Unbreakable mug – If you would like soup and hot drinks on the course

This is the minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. This basic kit is for your safety, to be carried in the event that you become immobile and have to wait on the trail for help to arrive. There will be a kit check before the race. Each runner should carry their own items from the compulsory kit list. Sharing items, one between two etc is not allowed. We do not provide maps or any of the items on the kit list. Participants should review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.

For participants travelling longer distances. Google will show local B&Bs and parking options in Whaley Bridge. There is a railway station in Whaley Bridge, with regular services on the Manchester to Buxton line.

* Please read the race cancellation / partial refund options: These are as generous as we can make them while continuing to sustainably offer you the best combination of great value and financially accessible trail running.

View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.

View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.


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