Wildest Peaks Trail Run | Saturday 17th February

2018 will be the second running of this superb high level/moorland trail running event with a choice of long (25.6 km) and short (10.6 km) routes starting and finishing at Longshaw Estate in North Derbyshire with a combination of top quality running trails and stunning Peakland views.

Event Date

Saturday 17th February 2018

The Course

Click here to view the Wildest Peaks map

The entire course will be clearly marked with blue and yellow arrows.  The running terrain will be predominantly smooth tracks, paths & trails but you should expect the occasional rough section plus there may be short sections on connecting quiet country lanes. The route will have some climb but this is not a fell running event so the idea is that any hills are runnable/manageable rather than impossibly steep!
The route will be easy to follow – in addition a bagged, full colour route map with emergency numbers on the reverse will be provided at registration. There will be a marshalled feed station on the long course which will have water, juice and energy drinks/gels. Hot/cold drinks, cake, savoury snacks and biscuits will be available to finishers.

Start Venue

The Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw Estate, Sheffield S11 7TZ (click for area map)

On the day of the event look out for Dark & White yellow/black directional road signs. If in doubt as to the event location, please contact us BEFORE the day of the event. NB: SOME OF THE CAR PARKING MAY BE PAY & DISPLAY.

Registration/Start Times

Long Registration
Open from 7.30 – 9.15 am

Short Registration
Open from 9.00 – 9.35 am

On arrival at registration you will be given a bagged, full colour course map; you will also be given a SPORTident timing chip/dibber. You must use a SPORTident timing chip/dibber to compete and you need to “dib” this into the box at the start and at any control points on the way round your course plus at the finish box – you must “dib” in all of the control boxes in the proper order to be classed as a finisher. You may use your own dibber if you have one (please tell us your number when prompted on entering) if you don’t have one we will rent you one automatically for free

Start – choose your start window when entering.

Long –  8:30am – 9:30am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

Short –  9:40am – 10:00am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

NB. You now choose in advance your start time you can no longer turn up on the day and start in whatever window you like.

All courses will close at 2.00pm.

****The Golden Rule – if you are unable to complete your course you MUST let the organisers know either in person or telephone that you have retired. If you do not, you will be held responsible if the police or mountain rescue team is called out to search for you. A central telephone number will be provided on all event route maps.

Entry Fees

Long (25.6 km/15.9 mile): £22 £20*
Short (10.6 km/6.6 mile): £12 £10*

*Early Bird Entry (until 31/08/2017)

Free SI Dibber hire

Age Classes

M: male 17 to 39
MV40: male 40 to 49
MV50: male 50+
F: female 17 to 39
LV40: female 40 to 49
LV50: female 50+

Age Limits

Solo runners minimum age is 17. Younger runners under 17 may enter so long as they are accompanied throughout the event by a parent/guardian who must be age 20+ – **contact us prior to entering for more details**.

Equipment

Compulsory equipment is as follows:

  •  Running shoes that in the organiser’s opinion are fully suitable for the type of off-road terrain to be encountered (NB no flat soled shoes allowed).
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Windproof leg cover
  • Other waterproof & warm body cover appropriate for the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Mobile phone.

Event officials will disqualify anyone who in their opinion does not meet the above compulsory equipment criteria.

You should also carry sufficient food/drink to sustain you for the duration of the event – you should not totally rely on the feed station (long route only) for this purpose.

Basically be sensible and come prepared and don’t skimp on equipment! Running in just skimpy shorts and a thin running vest without carrying additional clothing is a guaranteed way to not be allowed to start!

Timing Awards*

There will be Gold, Silver and Bronze time awards on each course (NB separate times for men and ladies). Certificates will be given at the finish.

25.6k: Men: Gold sub 2:20 Silver 2:20-2:55 Bronze 2:55+
25.6k:: Ladies: Gold sub 2:40 Silver 2:40-3:15 Bronze 3:15+

10.6k: Men: Gold sub 0:55 Silver 0:55-1:10 Bronze 1:10+
10.6k: Ladies: Gold sub 1:05 Silver 1:05-1:20 Bronze 1:20+

* Timing awards may be amended on the day of the event depending on ongoing underfoot and weather conditions.

Results

Provisional results will be displayed on the day at the event; full results will be published on this website shortly after the event. Click here see 2017 results

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to class winners and runners up on each course on the day of the event. NB: classes may be merged if entries are low. Prizes will only be handed out at the day of event at the designated prize giving time.

No Dogs

DOGS – we are sorry but dogs are not allowed on any of our trail running events in order to comply with UK Athletics Insurance Policy