This is a 26km team event finishing at Chingford Park.
The first runner starts at the Malvern St/Woodhaugh Street intersections by the bridge at 9:30am. The route goes via Ross Creek reservoir up into the Pineapple Track, to Flagstaff Summit, back down to Swampy Summit turnoff and then up to Swampy Summit before tag teaming the second runner. The second runner descends to Leith Valley then up to the summit of Mount Cargill, before descending via Bethune’s Gully into Norwood Street to the finish at Chingford Park, North East Valley.
In 2020 student teams will be eligible for a fastest student team prize. Please indicate in your team name when registering if you are a student team.
Compulsory Gear List
The compulsory gear list is here for your protection and safety. The following items MUST be carried.
- Rain jacket – it must be seam-sealed waterproof.
- Merino or thermal long sleeve top
- Warm beanie or Thir Band! (Multifunctional head-ware)
- Own snacks, gels, energy bars etc
- Water bottles/bladders (there will be no cups available at water stations).
- Phone (optional but strongly recommended).
- Gear checks will be carried out at registration.
Clothing can be left at start line at Woodhaugh Gardens, they will be taken to the finsh line at the Leith Harrier Club Rooms at Chingford Park for your collection.
Aid & Water Stations
Water and snacks will be available at the following aid stations but there will be no cups. Bring your own cup or bottle.
- Flagstaff (CP)
- Swampy (Team Changeover)
- Leith Valley
- Mt. Cargill (CP)
Bus transport will be provided from the finish line at Swampy Ridge back to the Chingford Park Clubrooms but you may have to wait until the bus is full before it leaves.
Alternatively you can arrange your own transport for pick up from Swampy Summit or run down the course and get picked up from Leith Valley.
Please note that the gate to Swampy Summit will only be unlocked during the duration of the race so don’t leave vehicles at the summit.
- All competitors are required to check-in and pick up their race number on Saturday evening.
- While checking-in, every competitor must get their mandatory gear checked. All essential gear must be carried at all times. It can get very cold very quickly on these hills. There will be spot gear checks at the start of the race.
- Always listen to the advice of marshals. They are there for your safety. Also be polite and say thanks. They are wonderful people who have volunteered their time for your pain and pleasure.
- If you pull out for any reason you must report to officials at the finish line. Otherwise our wonderful volunteer marshals will be waiting and looking for you all day and night.
- Please don’t drop any rubbish and if you see any that may have been dropped by another runner please pick it up.
- All tracks are open so please be respectful of other track users.
- All roads are open. Please be alert and keep to the sides.
- No headphones/earbuds are to be used during the race. There’s lots of native birdsong to enjoy.
- Race numbers are to be visible at all checkpoints.
- If you come across another competitor in trouble stay with them until you know they are safe.
- No dogs are to accompany runners as part of the race goes through private land.
Course Map and Elevation Profile
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