SPONSORED WALK AND CHALLENGE RUN 2012
Our Sponsored Walk and Challenge Run for 2012 will be on Sunday 30th September and will again be in the Cheviots.
The walk will be starting from Morebattle with registration in the Morebattle Institute.
4.5km family walk. Lovely riverside section through woodland, a moderate climb up Morebattle Hill (lovely views) and a downhill charge to the finish. A map and route instructions are available to download here.
14km walk. A section of St. Cuthberts Way up to Grubbit Law, then, as a special treat, a cracking ridge walk up onto Hownam Law. The views from here are stupendous (See below). Hoping to station a professional photographer here to catch you in all your rosy-cheeked glory! A final climb up Morebattle Hill allows you to look back over the entire route, and a gentle downhill finish. A map and route instructions are available to download here.
25km walk and run. The same start and finish as the 14km route, but with a grand extension into and across the Bowmont Valley to take in a couple of splendid little hills on the far side (See Wood Hill Panorama below). You'll rejoin the 14km route for the ascent of Hownam Law. A map and route instructions are available to download here.
34km monster for runners only. This is a real stonker. A tad over 20 miles in length, with about 5000ft of climbing to boot. Follows the 25km walk route as far as the Bowmont Valley, but extends it to the east to take in a section of the Pennine Way and some great high-level running over The Curr and surrounding hills. The sense of space is phenomenal, and the sense of achievement at the finish will linger for days! You'll rejoin the 25km route in the Bowmont Valley and return to Morebattle via Hownam Law and Morebattle Hill. Hownam Law will give you a view of your entire 34km odyssey (see panoramas below), and our photographer will capture your Cheshire-Cat grin. There will be a cut-off time on this route, and runners who look unlikely to meet the cut-off may be guided onto the 25km route when they reach the Bowmont Valley. A map and route instructions are available to download here. It would be greatly appreciated if you could register your intention to run the monster route with a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Press... The Monster has been nominated as a counter in this year's Scottish Hill Runners Long Classic Series. Points mean prizes, so get down here and get stomping!
Now, why are you sitting there gawping at a screen? Bet your competitors aren't!!
Minimum Kit requirements.
The weather in the Cheviots at this time of year can be extremely fickle. Although the routes are well-marked and marshalled, you are responsible for your own safety on the hill, and adequate clothing and food must be carried, along with the relevant map and route description, both of which can be downloaded here.
The following are MINIMUM kit requirements for all the walks and runs. Participants whom we judge to be ill-equipped may be denied entry to the event.
Waterproof coat, Hat or Buff, Gloves, Weather-protected map, Route description, 60gms of chocolate or equivalent (e.g. Mars bar, Snickers etc) per person, Suitable footwear – boots recommended for the walks and studded trainers for the runs.
In addition, the following must be carried on the 25km and 34km runs:
Compass, Thermal / base layer
Mobile phone (note – there are coverage black-spots, but coverage is generally good from high ground)
Images from the routes:
Click on image to enlarge.
Wood Hill Panorama
Cheviots Panorama from Hownam Law
Tweed Valley Panorama from Hownam Law