About the 24 Hour Challenge

Route

A safe 6.62 mile course which allows competitors the option of dropping out whenever they wish. The route will be fully signed and marshalled with first aid and water stations provided. We have very kindly been given permission to run on local farm tracks owned by Jim Pace and Tony Redsell to whom we offer grateful thanks. Please respect their property. The route is over tarmac roads, good concrete farm roads, reasonable farm tracks and approx. 300m of rutted, unmade track. The ground can be uneven and difficult in places.

Time limit

24 hours with a cut of at 12 hours for anyone completing less than 36 miles at that time.

Lap control

You will be required to register at the lap control point after each lap you complete.

Breaks

There is no stipulation on the number of breaks taken, when they are taken or for how long within the constraints of the time limits and cut off point.

Shelter

There will be an area set aside where Challengers can rest in comfort should they want to which will be protected from the elements.

Refreshments

There will be a continual supply of drinks and snacks throughout the Challenge plus a hot meal for all Challengers when they finish.

Parking

Car parking will be available. Please ensure that you park in the official Challenge car park which is close to the start. Please try to keep vehicles to a minimum. If you or your friends arrive late, or leave whilst the Challenge is in progress, remember that challengers may be on the road, so take extra care.

Toilets and Changing

There will be basic changing facilities, but no showers. You will be provided with a bag in which to put clothing and belongings. May we remind you that the organisers accept no responsibility for your possessions. Do not bring valuables to the event. There will be a water/drink station at least every three miles. Use these water stops even if you do not feel thirsty at the time and especially if the weather is warm. Once you begin to feel thirsty, it is already too late – do not allow yourself to dehydrate. Safety vehicles also carry water.There will be toilets at the Control Point.

Spectators

Spectators, supporters and families will be very welcome and should park in the official car park. Should they want food and drinks they will need to bring their own supplies (i.e. a picnic/sandwiches) .

Medals

All Challengers who manage to get further than the 36 mile cut off point will receive a ‘big’ medal and a certificate detailing how far they got in the 24 hour period. Those dropping out at the cut of will receive a ‘small’ medal.