The course will closely follow the Official Pennine Way route. There will be only minor deviations to allow you to pass through official check points (CPs). A gpx file with the race course will be checked and shared nearer the date of the race.
We plan to run the race in alternate directions each year, rather like to Comrades in South Africa. In this inagural year we intend to run the race from North to South, Kirk Yetholm to Edale. One of the big benefits of running it in this southerly direction is that the travel logistics are very much easier. For example it should be possible to leave London early on Saturday morning and be on the start line in Kirk Yetholm at 2pm ready to race. We will try to organise shuttle transport from Berwick to KY on that day. The finish, in Edale is also on a good trainline between Manchester and Sheffield. Getting home from there should be easier for most people.
- Kirk Yetholm – Start at 14:00 Saturday
- Middleton In Teesdale * : cut-off for departure is 2pm Tuesday
- Hebden Bridge
- Edale – Finish Saturday
Check points will have fresh water and toilets. You will be able to help your selves to hot drinks and food. There will be some where to camp. Indoor shelter will be available at Middleton CP (approx half way). We are still finalising arrangements at the other CPs.
*=Access to drop bag