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Discussion Forum - Events - 3 RINGS OF SHAP

Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Tue 31st Jul 2007, 17:26
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
This year I dutifully supported my (then) partner's band at a concert in Llandudno at the same time as the 3 Rings was taking place. I've now booked the 14th June 2008 in our diaries so, should such a clash occur again I should get preference ! (My 'then' partner is now my wife !) - Garfield
Author: Tony Deall
Posted: Thu 26th Jul 2007, 23:18
Joined: 1985
Local Group: Cumbria
For those interested the date for next year's Three Rings of Shap is 14th June 2008. Full details and a downloadable Entry Form are now available on our web site -
Author: Tony Deall
Posted: Fri 22nd Jun 2007, 23:01
Joined: 1985
Local Group: Cumbria
Posted: Wed 20th Jun 2007, 22:56
Joined: 2007
What a diverse three rings this challenge was...well worth coming up to the Lakes. Unlike Geoff, Alan Pip and I hit about 2-3 hours rain on the second loop but got back to Shap to find everyone saying 'What rain?'. It was a great effort by Cumbria group to run this event - I was really surprised there weren't more people given the write ups on the 2006 event in Strider - such a shame. The support was fantastic - at the last checkpoint I was even offered the marshall's boots as I had borrowed a pair after the sole came off mine in the second loop and in borrowed boots I was in agony. Super encouragement to complete and such beautiful walks, good organisation, food and friendliness.
Author: Geoff Holburt
Posted: Mon 18th Jun 2007, 15:58
Joined: 2003
Local Group: Calderdale
Many thanks to Tony and company for another excellant event. 3 contrasting routes or rings from fells and limestone scars to gently underlating river vallys. Although damp under foot the weather was dry and you did not need to use a torch until just before 11:00pm which helped with the navigation. When it did eventually get dark the glow markers put on some of the posts on the third ring were very good and made sure you were on the right course. The food as ever was fantastic with a good mix of savoury and sweet food at the outdoor checkpoints and the excellant home made tasty food at Shap, in between the rings and at the end of the event.

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