23rd Founders' Challenge walk

Sat 5th Oct 2019

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Since publication in the 2019 April Strider
Event Type
Challenge Event
Region / Area
Southern England / Surrey
Local Group
Distance / Time Limit
30 or 19ml. all to finish by 18.30
Start Time
08.00-08.30 (09.30 long route runners)

This event provides a unique opportunity to visit places associated with the founders of the LDWA: The Old Post Office in Peaslake where in 1972 Chris Steer, Alan and Barbara Blatchford first made contact with each other, Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel where the first meeting took place in 1973, Pitch Hill with its toposcope relating to the LDWA, Steers Field and Blatchford Down where the National Trust honours our founders

General Notes
There will be 2 brand new routes and for the first time the event will start and finish in Guildford. The new routes will still visit the special places; all of them on the 30 mile route, Peaslake and Pitch Hill on the shorter route. In 2019 the walk will be in an anti-clockwise direction, the reverse of previous events, so perhaps it will seem completely different to anyone who has been before! Entry limit 200 with a maximum of 50 runners. Bring your own mug, bowl and plate to reduce plastic usage. Additional details including downloadable route descriptions and GPX files will be added as they become available. Fast trains from London at 6.45 and 7.15 then every 15 mins. There is no parking at the start: please use Artington Park and Ride.Entries close 29th September
Start and Finish

Entry Details:

12 LDWA, 20 non-LDWA incl. hot drink and biscuits at registration, snacks at CPs and a meal at the finish


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