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MapRun Winter Series Update

As a result of the latest lockdown we have recently paused the MapRun Winter Series until restrictions are eased. As soon as we have a better idea about when they will be lifted, we will publicise the relaunch of the series including when each event will go live and all of the key information.

And now for the good news. We have three new events planned and waiting to go live. They visit less well-know areas of the Peak District and offer varied running plus challenging navigation through peakland hills and dales. All use specially produced 1:25 000 maps.

The venues for the series are:

Event 1 Monsal Head
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
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
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
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 give you something to look forward to, and help to keep you motivated with a target to train for over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this continually challenging time.

It is still possible to enter each event, or the series, but entrants will not receive the course details until the lockdown restrictions are eased.

If you have any questions please get in touch via
Paul and Andy

Photo: Cown Edge Rocks - Event 3
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1 month ago

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Peak Raid Winter Series Now Live

The first event of the winter series has an impressive start location on the western side of the Monsal Head Viaduct and visits Cressbrook Dale, Miller's Dale and the surrounding limestone hills and dales. The course will challenge your decision making, navigation and fitness! Will you head north to the lonely summit of Wardlow Hay Cop and Peter's Stone, or will you go west to visit the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly?

As a consequence of the government's tier restrictions (specifically avoiding travel outside of your area) the event is initially open for Derbyshire residents only. Once restrictions are eased we will extend the length of time the events are open to allow all that want to enter to take part. We will confirm a closing date once we have a better idea of the future easing of lockdowns, restrictions etc.

More details can be found here:

Picture: Peter's Stone in the northern part of the area.
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2 months ago

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Peak Raid MapRunF Winter Series

After the success of the Summer Series and the great feedback we received we have been busy setting up a Winter MapRunF Series.

We can now announce that the first event will go live by Friday 18th December. This is later than we had hoped, but it will give you a great opportunity to work off the excesses of the festive period!

We will send out more details after Wednesday 16th December once we know more about the Government's Tier Restrictions going forward.

Thanks for your support, understanding and patience!
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3 months ago

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Sadly we must announce that all of the remaining Autumn Peak Raid events have been cancelled.

The major landowners are concerned about the rise in coronavirus cases locally and permission for events has been declined. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.

On a more positive note we are proposing to set up a winter series with a similar format to the recently successful summer series. More details will be circulated very soon.
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