A 26 mile Challenge Walk around the beautiful Hills and Dales of the White Peak area of Derbyshire (Starting and finishing in the village of Monyash).
START TIME 10.00 - REGISTRATION AT MONYASH VILLAGE HALL FROM 8.30
UPDATE 26th January 2016
We are now completely full so sorry if you missed out on a place this year.
Please note - we do not have a reserve list as we take the numbers higher than the maximum as we know that some people will cancel before the day so I would be grateful if you didn't ask to be put on a waiting list
REPORT OF THE 29th WHITE PEAK WALK Saturday 11th July 2015
Another good day!
The weather was almost perfect – quite warm but not sweltering and just a little mild rain at the end of the event.
Entries this year were to their usual high numbers – there were 382 entrants on the books but after no-shows, cancellations and substitutions we ended up with 286 starters which is pretty much where we aim to be.
Some of you may question the 382 number as we always say that we limit the walk to 300 people. This is true but as we know that we will always get a number of cancellations, no-shows and substitutions, we allow the entry numbers to go higher than the 300 level.
This year, as in previous years, many people were disappointed as we officially closed the event for entries on 6th February and we had to turn many hopefuls away – such is the popularity of the White Peak Walk.
Therefore the repeated message must be to get your entries in for 2016 as soon as possible (bearing in mind that the entry forms will not be available until 1st September)
Results for this year:
First Man Andy Robinson in 4 hours 18 minutes
First Male Veteran Billy Naylor in 4 hours 41 minutes
First Local Man Mick Riley in 7 hours 12 minutes
First Lady Laura Appleby in 4 hours 49 minutes
First Lady Veteran Wona Donnelly in 4 hours 57 minutes
First Local Lady Paula Riley in 7 hours 12 minutes (together with husband MIck – the first local male)
Full results can be found by going to the results page where you will also see results from past years.
It is timely to remind you all that, although we do present trophies for these fastest times, we always intended the walk to be a personal challenge and not a race.
We were pleased once again to have Kinder Mountain Rescue Team as our first aid team. During the day they had to attend to several minor issues (blisters etc). and we did have one or two people who felt a little faint which is usually down to low blood sugar or lack of water and we always try to urge people to take on water at the checkpoints. KMRT also go above their call of duty as their members sweep the various stages of the route to enable that we do not lose any of those entrants who prefer to take a slower pace.
Thanks as always to our resident radio team – Raynet. Without their assistance, controlling the walk and ensuring your safety would be considerably more difficult.
Last but certainly not least, thanks to the many helpers who give their time freely to man the checkpoints, the kitchen and the registration/control desk – without their help, we could not possibly continue to stage this event to the quality that has developed over the years.
Both this report and the results are also posted on the website where we will make the entry form for 2016 available but not until 1st September. We do encourage you to fill it out and send it off without delay. The walk always fills early and we like to give previous entrants first crack of the whip.
Next year is our 30th anniversary and we will consider whether to do anything special (we might even re-introduce an anniversary shirt – we will see). We look forward to seeing you again next year! (9th July 2016)
Peter Skinner on behalf of the rest of the WPW organising team, Colin, Al and Mike