19th Founders' Challenge, Saturday 3rd October 2015

This is the portal from where you can find out everything you need to know about the 2015 Founders' challenge


Event completed!
Results are in!

Click here to get to results page



Photos from the event here (more to follow later):


In October each year LDWA London organises a challenge event based at Peaslake in Surrey with a 26 mile route (1,100m ascent) and a shorter route of approx. 16-17 miles with 640m ascent

This page is the jumping-off point from where you can find out about the Founders' Challenge and manage your entry.   There are a number of sub-sections which address the most important aspects of the event.

This year, the Founder's Challenge is being organised by Gordon Parker.   You can contact him at: 


or by phone at:

07891 196930
NB: Gordon will be out of the country from 20th July - 29th August and again from 5th - 12th September 2015.   Between these dates, if possible please contact Gordon by email and only use the mobile number in case of urgency


Marshals' hike

There is also a Marshals' hike the week before - to find out more, go to the "Volunteering" page


Find out more

Just click the the appropriate links below to find out about:

  1. Background to the Founders' challenge
  2. Details of the 2015 course routes with downloadable GPX files and overview maps and how to get to the start
  3. Entry fees, in advance, on-the-day, for members and non-members; and what you get in return
  4. How to sign up, and a link to the "SI Entries" system
  5. How to volunteer to help
  6. Contacting us for more information
  7. Results and report - to be published shortly after the event


To whet your appetites, here is a great set of photos (with captions) taken while this year's route was being prepared:


And all the fun of the fair!   Getting ready to set out on a previous year's Founders challenge