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Discussion Forum - Events - 2021 South Pennine 24 Anytime Challenge


Author: Ian Hull
Posted: Tue 13th Apr 2021, 14:02
Joined: 2005
Local Group: South Pennine
At last we have an OS map out of lockdown & the Anytime Challenges can resume from this week .

The route description , questions & gpx for the South Pennine 24 Anytime Challenge has been sent out to entrants , who have from this Saturday 17 April all the way thru to Saturday 14 August to take part . Now's a rare opportunity to try this winter event route with the sun shining (at least today it is !!) and completions possible into summer . Online entry is open all the way thru to the final date for completions (14 August) , so if you want a personal challenge & to get back out in the hills either going solo or with a small group of friends here's an ideal opportunity . It's only 6.70 to enter and five pounds from every entry is donated to Oldham Mountain Rescue Team .

Link for online entry https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=7800

SP24 Webpage https://ldwa.org.uk/SouthPennine/W/7527/2021-sp24-anytime-challenge.html

Ian Hull SP24 AC Event Secretary
Author: Jeff Stevens
Posted: Mon 14th Dec 2020, 16:11
Joined: 2014
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Hi Ian
I know the walk would be well planned from you all just a shame it isnt the official walk always fantastic atmosphere and fun. Cant wait till you get a walks program going although I would have to start on the steadiar walks then build up to the toughies you all do.
See you all soon hopefully Jeff
Author: Ian Hull
Posted: Sun 13th Dec 2020, 23:06
Joined: 2005
Local Group: South Pennine
Hi Jeff ,

Thanks for entering : I've not quite gone off the edge of the world just yet ,but if it keeps raining here in the Calder Valley I might float off somewhere by the end of the week ! Just as well the flood defence work has been completed ! There's nothing stopping you from entering or going round multiple times as you wish , but given you have four months to complete the challenge March to July there's no need to go out in adverse weather necessitating an alternative route . We'll keep that "up the sleeve" for the usual winter outing . Up to six of us in South Pennine have been meeting up informally as the guidelines have allowed on & off since about June , thou it will be good to get a regular programme going with various groups & of course the events back on sometime next year !

Cheers , Ian
Author: Jeff Stevens
Posted: Sun 13th Dec 2020, 22:02
Joined: 2014
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Hi Ian
Fantastic news and fantastic to here from you thought you had gone of the edge of the world. Can you do multiple time and if the weather gets a little naughty like last year will there be an alternative route. But great Idea and cant wait. Many Thanks Jeff.
Author: Ian Hull
Posted: Sun 13th Dec 2020, 17:27
Joined: 2005
Local Group: South Pennine
If you are seeking to quench your thirst for a Challenge Event during these trying times we may have something for you !

For 2021 the South Pennine 24 is going ahead as an Anytime Challenge . (The “usual� supported SP24 scheduled for Sat 27 Feb will instead next be staged during February 2022) .

Entrants snap their start & finish times from a clock displayed in the notice case at Dovestone Sailing Club & answer twelve questions set along the route , with an e-certificate & place on the SP24 AC Hall of Fame for completions .

Complete the challenge anytime from Saturday 13 March until Saturday 10 July 2021 : a route description with questions to answer plus a walked gpx file of the route (for use with gps) will be emailed from 08 March .

It's just 6.70 to enter for LDWA Members only (sorry , due to insurance requirements NO entry for non members) with five pounds from every entry donated to Oldham Mountain Rescue Team . Like all MRTs they will have lost countless fund raising opportunities this year so hopefully we can get a bumper entry ; and with four months to take part you can enjoy the route during springtime or early summer instead of the depths of winter !

Start / Finish is Dovestone Sailing Club near Greenfield (c.14 miles from Manchester / c.10 miles from Holmfirth) . P&D parking four pounds .

The SP24 Anytime Challenge is self supported & self navigated with a shop just over half way (14.4 miles) to replenish supplies .

Immediate online entry via Sientries , link here https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7800

SP24 webpage link here https://ldwa.org.uk/SouthPennine/W/7527/2021-sp24-anytime-challenge.html

Entries are now open . Off you go , get entering !!!

Ian Hull , SP24 AC Event Secretary

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