Sun 3rd Feb, 2019

75th Trail Challenge - Trail 2

Jared Kitchen

Trail 2: Millstone and Lawrencefield (6km)


The 75th Trail Challenge is a year-long race that covers 75km of trails in the KMC The Peak District. The challenge is open to everyone and there are lots of prizes to be won! There are 9 trails that vary in length between 5km and 10km. Each trail visits at least one of the Peak Districts iconic crags. Competitors can run or walk the trails because anyone can win, but you must have fun; enjoy each journey and the places that you visit along the way.


Every month a new trail map will be published for the race. On the map are check points that must be visited to complete the trail. At each check point will be a hidden question on the KMC’s history. Finding and answering the questions in the fastest time is the way to win the race! Points will be awarded for completing each trail, how quickly you complete each trail, and for answering the questions correctly. Each trail will only be open for a limited time so being fast is the name of the game…


The second trail of the year is a route finding challenge that visits Millstone and Lawrencefield before descending to Grindleford and returning by Owler Tor. The route is circular with easy navigation, but some route options may be longer and bit harder than others!! There are 4 checkpoints. I will be at Surprise View car park  between 10am and 12pm on Sunday 3rd February to meet everyone and give maps to all the racers. Please come prepared for the prevailing conditions, and please bring your own compass and a pen too. I look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd for a morning of adventure...


Jared Kitchen, KMC Outdoor Meets Secretary


PS: If you miss the race don’t worry, you have until 28th February to get around! Drop me an email and I’ll send you the trail map. Don’t wait too long though; the sooner you do the trail the more points you get! Good luck!


PPS: Please hit the 'Add Me' button if you think you are coming. It would help me to know how many maps to print. Thanks.


Jared Kitchen

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