September 4th 2022
A straightforward challenge and it always sell out fast! We created this event to be an accessible, low-key event. We want to keep the cost down and the satisfaction level high.
The entire 35-mile national trail between Kidsgrove and Disley is really well way-marked with nice waymarks with a ‘G’ on them to help you out. We also give you a participant handbook and route guide. Bring along a map and keep your eyes open and you won’t go far wrong. If you want to pay a little more for a medal and a T-shirt you can do, but both are optional. The guidebook says “It’s a beautiful 3-day walk in the beautiful Peak District”. We have given you 12 hours, and we think that’s super-generous even for those new to ultra running. That’s less than 3mph.
Either park Disley and hop on our coach or make your own way to the start line in Kidsgrove. Then all you have to do is grind out the miles all the way to your car at Disley. Once you get back, you’ll get congratulated, given a meal and watered. All for a low cost entry price and even less if you don’t need the coach! Places are very strictly limited so Enter Now to avoid disappointment.
Download the 2021 event and GPX pack here. [Updated August 11th 2021]
The OS maps that cover the whole route are:
1:50k – OS Landranger: 109, 118
1:25k – OS Explorer: 1, 24, 258, 268 (268 cover 95% of the route)
The route begins with a flat canal section before a climb up to Mow Cop castle for great to views over Staffordshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. Next descend gently to refreshment point (CP1) at Timbersbrook picnic area. A short, sharp climb up The Cloud follows; from the top of which you can survey a good 10 miles of the upcoming course.
Enjoy a nice descent to run alongside the River Dane, before a gentle climb up to Wincle Minn, and then over the road to the huge transmitter station at Croker Hill to enjoy panoramic views over Cheshire. Descend from Croker Hill, and over fields then short divert on road to (CP2).
Down to the outskirts of Macclesfield Forest to Langley before a short, sharp climb up everyone’s favourite named hill “Tegg’s Nose” . Onwards North to Rainow, with a cambered ascent up to The White Nancy at Kerridge Hill (CP8), and then down to the outskirts of Bollington to find the 3rd and final refreshment point (CP3). Next a very long but steadytowards the summit of Sponds Hill.
A left turn where the Gritstone Trail splits to a welcome descent all the way into Lyme Country Park and stately home ( Ladies, this was Mr Darcy’s house in the Pride and Prejudice BBC adaptation!). Then you’re home and dry as it’s just a couple of miles into Disley, where you will be awarded a chest of gold, a massive medal, some cut glass crystal and a 5 course meal. Well, no, not really, you’ll get a cup of tea, some refreshments, and be well satisfied with your achievement!
Register for September 4th 2022
Tickets on sale January 1st 2022
Once booked onto either ticket type, you cannot change the ticket type later. You must collect your race pack (number, tracker and chip) and the place stated on your ticket. There are no exceptions to this.
Two Ticket Types:
£32: No coach travel – Meet at the start line in Kidsgrove
£37: Coach Travel included from Disley
Your booking also includes:
[GPS Tracker and Electronic RFID chip timing from www.tracktrail.co.uk
Selection of food drink at CP’s
Snacks and drinks at the finish
Finishers certificate emailed to you after the event
Optional T-shirt can be purchased when booking (£15.50)
Optional medal can be purchased when booking (£5.50)
Experienced race director, over 100 races
You can transfer your place to person that you find yourself. Transfer using Etchrock.com's transfer function. Once the recipient pays, you will be refunded. Merchandise and booking fees are not refunded by Etchrock but is transferred to the recipient. You may have to agree a private sale if you wish to recoup those costs. Tshirt sizes cannot be changed. Whatever you originally ordered will be given to the recipient at the finish.
No refunds unless the event is cancelled