Click the link below for full info about the challenge or continue reading below for the latest information about the challenge.
We’ve have been asked to add a pick up at Denton Corner, consider it done, also included this time are the details of the coach facilities.
Just a couple of additional points to add to yesterdays communicartion… as I know some of you had already booked seats.
When booking your place could you please e-mail your name and preferred pick up point.
9:30pm Seaford Station
9:35pm Denton Corner
9:40pm South Way, Newhaven
9:50pm Roderick Avenue Bus Stop (A259)
9:55pm Telscombe Cliffs Way Bus Stop (A259)
10.00pm Longridge Avenue Bus Stop (A259) if needed
10:05pm White Horse, Rottingdean if needed.
10:15pm Old Steine, Brighton if needed
On August 6th/7th you are invited to undertake the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.
This is a nationally recognised challenge in which you have 12 hours to complete the 24 miles (38.6k).
The route is a loop that takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (2,27
7 ft), Whernside (2,415ft) and Ingleborough 2,372).
These peaks form part of the Penine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
For those aspiring to run the route the record is 2 hours, 46 minutes, 3 seconds set in 1996.
The women’s record of 3 hours, 9 minutes, 19 seconds was set in 2017.
Of course the idea is for you to enjoy the challenge and complete it within the 12 hours which is an average of just 2 miles per hour (30 minute miles). You can achieve this by walking, running or a little of both.
And did I mention that there will be a Medal and Certificate for all!
Sunrise on 7th August in Horton-In-Ribblesdale is 5:32 am so it will be light when we start the challenge.
The challenge starts and finishes in Horton-In-Ribblesdale and on completion you may like to have a drink and perhaps a meal at The Old Hill Inn (01524 241256) their cooking is exceptional.
During the challenge we suggest:
– Drinking water throughout, snacks such as fruit, nuts cereal bars and pasta.
– Hiking boots or trail shoes are a must, lightweight rain jacket (just in case).
– Also recommended is a change of clothes for the journey home.
A luxury coach will start from Seaford approximately 9:30 pm on Friday August 6th and pick up at arranged points along the A259 to Brighton.
Utilities on board the coach.
– Air Conditioning
– DVD Screens
– Hot/Cold Drinks Facility
– Individual Air Vents
– Individual Reading Lights
– Reclining seats
– Arm rests
– Extra Crew seat
– Large Luggage Capacity
– Overhead Storage
– PA System
The coach will arrive at Horton-In-Ribblesdale at 5:30am (there will be stops en route).
The challenge will begin at 6am on Saturday Augusat 7th (giving everyone time to organise their gear).
The coach will depart around 6:30 pm for the journey home with drop off points the same as pick ups.
Seats are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The cost is £50 per person for adult members, £40 per person for junior members and £60 per person for non-members.
To make the trip cost effective we really need to fill the coach for what will be a memorable trip.
To reserve your place please pay a £10 deposit to Seaford Striders Running Club 40-40-25 51492861
Please make sure you leave your name and the reference Y3P.
The balance will be required by 24th July.
There are plenty of websites with details of the challenge and the route.
The route is well signposted and everyone will be provided with printed directions as well.
I hope you are all excited by the prospect of the Striders taking on this challenge and hope you will join us.
Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.