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Discussion Forum - Events - Haworth Hobble - 15/03/2014


Author: Neil Bromley
Posted: Sun 23rd Mar 2014, 22:22
Joined: 2002
Local Group: Heart of England
You're right, Pauline and John. As a first timer, I thought it was a wonderful route. Obviously, it's a race geared for runners, so no indoor CPs or complicated route finding, but a really friendly atmosphere and fabulous countryside. Plenty of LDWA "purposeful" walkers would manage 32 miles in the 11 hour limit, although we have to be prepared for a fair amount of solitary walking, as the runners clear off pretty quickly. All this and a visit to the Bronte parsonage, a town full of real ale pubs and the original of Wuthering Heights - a great excuse for a March weekend away!
Author: John Phillips
Posted: Sun 23rd Mar 2014, 21:22
Joined: 2007
Local Group: South Pennine
An excellent route. Food a tad simplistic - either scones, do nuts, hot x buns or broken biscuits but plenty of them. Chance of a cuppa at several places. If something savoury needed a a bit lacking but cannot fault the supplies available, Nearly 100% runners. Came in almost last at over 3mph but I don't care. We walkers complain about runners taking over our events. This is one worth reversing the trend.
Author: Arthur Metcalfe
Posted: Fri 14th Feb 2014, 11:48
Joined: 1987
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Take plenty of your food for the walk, The Howorth Hobble is noted not very substanical food at check points, well it was not when I walked it some 10 years ago
Author: John Phillips
Posted: Thu 9th Jan 2014, 19:44
Joined: 2007
Local Group: South Pennine
Thanks Dave
Author: David Findel-Hawkins
Posted: Thu 9th Jan 2014, 10:22
Joined: 1980
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Good question.

There are quite a few. The full list can be found on the Event Notification Form in http://www.ldwa.org.uk/library/library.php

The main ones are a maximum 500 limit, a route of at least 20 miles and mainly cross-country.
There is also one about it not being advertised as a race but I'm a bit flexible on that. If walkers are encourage to enter then I'll usually list it.

Hope that helps
Author: John Phillips
Posted: Thu 9th Jan 2014, 7:08
Joined: 2007
Local Group: South Pennine
Is it possible to let members know what the criteria is/are for inclusion of an event in Strider? I suspect an entry limit of 500, but don't know other criteria.

Thanks
Author: David Findel-Hawkins
Posted: Mon 6th Jan 2014, 13:16
Joined: 1980
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
As I said in my first column, in the August edition of Strider, if you know of an event that meets the criteria for a listing then please let me know at Events@LDWA.org.uk or get the organiser to contact me.

Dave Findel-Hawkins
Challenge Event Sec
Author: John Phillips
Posted: Sun 5th Jan 2014, 20:58
Joined: 2007
Local Group: South Pennine
For info - event not listed in Strider. 32 miles in max 11 hours from Haworth, West Yorks. Entries opened today. Website www.kcac.co.uk.

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