Peak Raid 2 MapRun – go fast, go easy, go anytime!
(Scroll down the page to find details for the Peak Raid Winter Series, last date for a competitive run is Wednesday 30th June.)
MapRun is great fun and you can take part at any time you choose. All you need to do is download the MapRun6 app onto your phone, or use a Garmin watch and MapRunG, select an event and go – it really is that easy! You can also use any GPS enabled device and send us your .gpx or .fit file.
MapRun6 is the latest version of the MapRun app and is now available from Google Play and App Store.
Peak Raid courses can use MapRunF or MapRun6. We recommend the use of MapRun6 because it has many enhanced features such as:
- Faster responsiveness in getting an initial GPS fix and getting the best possible tracking throughout the run
- Events can be sent to MapRunG without requiring the PIN
- A button on the run screen re-centres the map on the Start (useful it the map has been panned off the screen)
Download and guidance on using MapRun6 with your phone, or MapRunG with a Garmin watch plus set-up and GPS issues can be found here.
If you haven’t tried a Peak Raid event before, think fell running requiring good route choice and navigation skills. The events use footpaths and areas of open access around the Peak District, providing great running in more remote ‘off the beaten track’ locations.
Peak Raid MapRunF/6 Winter Series – Restart Update
We are very pleased to announce that following the governments’ recent lockdown easing statement and in line with the published key dates, we will be relaunching the Winter MapRun Series from Monday 29th March.
We had initially planned that this series would take place from November through until the end of February. However, this was not to be and we have now rescheduled the release dates for the four courses. Event 1 Monsal Head and Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale will be available to download from Monday 29th March. Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge will go live on Monday 26th April and Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head from Monday 24th May. Please remember that the events can be completed at any-time, in any order and as many times as you choose. The final date for taking part in a competitive run to be included in the overall series results is Wednesday 30th June.
There are four events in the series, all visiting less well-known parts of the Peak District. Each course has been planned to offer great running, challenging navigation and stunning scenery over peakland hills and dales. All use specially produced 1:25 000 maps.
The events will go live and be available to download from within the MapRun app as follows:
Event 1 Monsal Head – live and available to download from Monday 29th March
Stunning running in limestone country from the Monsal Head Viaduct and visiting Wardlow Hay Cop, Peter’s Stone, and the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly.
Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale – live and available to download from Monday 29th March
Undulating limestone dales and gritstone hills visiting Robin Hood’s Stride and the Late Neolithic hill-top barrow of Kenslow Knoll.
Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge – live and available to download from Monday 26th April
Remote and challenging gritstone moorland with many excellent and runnable paths, plus the impressive bow shaped escarpment of Coombes Edge.
Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head – live and available to download from Monday 24th May
Steep hills and deep bogs! Rugged gritstone and spectacular reef limestone hills, a combination of intricate river valleys and dramatic hill tops.
We hope the events offer a competitive challenge and give you something to look forward to as we slowly ease out of lockdown . Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this continually challenging time.
Entries can be found here: SI Entries Peak Raid MapRun Winter Series
More information can be found here: Explorer Events website
Series results can be found here: Results
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via: email@example.com
Paul and Andy