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3 days ago

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Peak Raid3 Autumn 2022 Series - best of three to count.Four navigational fell races in the Peak District, from challenging heather moorland to runnable limestone dales:Sunday 11 September – Kinder NorthSunday 6 November – PriestcliffeSunday 20 November – Goyt Valley Sunday 4 December – Eastern MoorsEntries are now open: www.sientries.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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As we approach the end of July it’s great to see that so many competitors are enjoying the Peak Raid Anytime Series. Leading competitor in the women’s W70 category, Sarah Hargreaves, is a relatively recent convert to the joys of running and navigating with a map. Sarah commented,“I am a fell runner who loves MapRun. At first, the sick feeling of panic when I was lost meant I reccied and ran the routes only with the support of a skilled navigator and excellent tutor. The coaching has borne fruit and now I am happy to check out the maps and routes ‘all by my own self’ as my three-year old grandson says. I enjoy navigating with no time pressure and then puzzling out the optimum route for the most controls and running continuously either with a friend or alone. It has been said that I am obsessed with it!"The latest Age Category results on Thursday 28th July can be found here: explorerevents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Peak-Raid-MapRun-Results-on-28.07.2022.pdfPicture: Sarah enjoying the Lake District on a four day Bob Graham Round. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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The advantage of MapRun races is that you can take part as many times as you like and at any time that you choose. Someone who has taken this to heart is Guy Lingford. Guy is currently the most prolific Peak Raider, with, approaching 16 outings this series!Guy commented, “Overall I’ve tended to tackle each course three to four times. I do try to visit each control at least once (hence my route choices may appear to an outsider as being very odd) and invariably go both clockwise and anti-clockwise to get the full feeling of the location. I’m normally joined by my training partner (and wife!) as the events provide an ideal way for us to explore areas that we wouldn’t normally think to visit. Our current favourite stretches of running are the fields around Priestcliffe and Blackwell on the Wormhill course. The one aspect of the MapRun Anytime series that we value highly, is the flexibility to choose when to visit; one of the benefits of being retired. The improvements in our map reading skills are also welcome. An additional benefit is the opportunity to ‘bag’ some of the green Peak and Northern Footpath Society signs which occasionally appear. We look forward to completing the 2022 series and tackling the Autumn series starting in September.” Picture: Guy in Wolfscote Dale on the Alstonefield course. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Peak Raid Anytime - Results Update Julia Nolan is running well and after three strong performances is now leading the women's race with 1260 points in a time of 5:52:56. In 2nd and 3rd place are Emily Thompson and Emily Sanders, who have both put in some impressive runs in the first three races.David Pettit and Edward de Salis Young are holding their positions on top of the leaderboard, with Mike Jones (now in 3rd place) hot on their heels and closing the points gap. Mark Anderson has had excellent results in the first two races and currently has 'a game in hand,' so everything could change over the coming weeks.Latest results can be found here: explorerevents.co.uk/peak-raid-map-run-2022-spring-summer-series/Picture: Andy climbing out of Monks Dale - Race 4 ... See MoreSee Less
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