- 23rd October 2022
- FRA Category: BL
- Distance: 21.7km / 13.5m
- Climb: 762m / 2500ft
- Venue: Burbage Institute,Bishops Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL.
- Grid ref: 044730
- Skills & experience: ER, PM, LK, NS
- Minimum age: 18
It can be pretty wet in the Goyt Valley, many of the paths can be boggy – you will need Fell Shoes or something similar. The descent after Shining Tor to Stake Clough is particularly bad, please take care.
The wooden boardwalks and at least 2 wooden bridges are very slippery if wet, think Bambi on ice and please take care.
Full kit as per the FRA regulations is required, (any runner turning up with just a blue duffle coat, red hat and a couple of marmalade sandwiches will be sent off to get more kit: this would not even be barely adequate.)
Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat and gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food. Additionally a bit of first aid kit would be a sensible precaution, and we’d strongly recommend a water bottle or similar: there is water at two points on route.
In spite of all these dire warnings the race should be good: We’re hoping that each year some folks will actually make it to the start and back to the finish, and we’ll have a warm welcome awaiting you and some food and drink, and prizes: