Wessex XXX Anytime Challenge 2021


The Wessex XXX Anytime Challenge will run from Saturday 1st May to Sunday 1st August 2021.

 


You can undertake this challenge at anytime between the above dates. The route is that of the original event which ran from 1977 to 1983, and is 30 miles, mainly in the beautiful South Downs National Park. Entry cost is £5 and can be made on the SiEntries website. https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8149       Note that in line with other LDWA anytime challenges this event is open to LDWA members only.

 

Once you have entered you will be able to download a route description, map and gpx file of the route. The route description contains 6 questions, the answers to all of which can be found on the way round.

The challenge is to complete the route on foot within 14 hours. After completion, send in your details and your certificate will be sent by email. Full instructions can be found in the email that you will receive upon entering the event.

Please note that this event is unsupported and there will be no Marshalls on the route.

If you have a query about this event please email the organiser at wessex.walkssecretary@ldwa.org.uk

Event update 30/04/2021

The Marshalls' walk was held on Sunday 25/04 under clear blue skies, but with a chilly start and a strong north-easterly breeze. Eight walkers completed the route in 11 hrs 15 mins (this includes a 40 min pub stop)

Event update 10/05/2021

First results are now in. Gerry Moore (Heart of England) has set the fastest time so far: 8 hours and 31 minutes. Well done Gerry.

Event update 14/06/2021

We are now about half-way through the challenge with seven Sundays left (free parking at the start/finish on Sundays!)  Fifteen people have successfully completed the challenge so far and feedback has been very positive.

Gerry Moore still has the quickest time, with most entrants taking between 10 and 12 hours. A full results list will be published here when the event closes on 1st August