If you’d like to help us raise money for this valuable community voluntary service this week their Go Fund me page can be found here: gofundme page
How A Can You Go?
NOTE: The published end date for this was incorrect: runs can be run and submitted until 23:59:59 on Sunday
Now is your chance to become a race planner and then go on to run and win your own race.
The challenge is to find as much climbing as possible and to create the toughest category AS AM or AL race. (That’s up to 10km for an AS, up to 20km for an AM then a 30km limit on the AL I’m afraid, no ultras just now)
With bank holiday weekend coming up you will get an opportunity to go out and show how much climbing you can fit in. We will see who can find the evilest route in each of the categories AS to AL by the end of the following week.
But not only that, you will also be raising money for the Halifax Homeless and Community Kitchen along the way. The club will be sponsoring this event and will donate £1 for every 1000 feet climbed by club members who enter this competition. You can only log one entry per day, but there’s nothing to stop you going out and doing this more than once during the week.
Heres a story about how the organisation has had to adapt during the lockdown.
- The course must be a loop, not a linear. If you don’t get back to the start within 10k then it becomes a medium race. If you don’t get back within 20k then you’d better hope you get back within 30k to count for the AL leaderboard.
- No individual ascent can be climbed more than once per activity, though you can descend the same route multiple times while hunting out other climbs.
- This can be done on footpaths, bridleways, trods or even tarmac, just so long as you aren’t yomping up through the heather to make up ascents that aren’t really there.
- Your attempt should be logged to Strava and made public.
- Entry is by means of adding a comment to the Facebook event or by emailing email@example.com
- All runs must be completed between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st May (inclusive) and submitted by midnight Sunday 31st.
- If you all blow us away with how much climbing you manage to fit in then I’m afraid the club will have to apply a £500 cap on the sponsorship amount.
- If you wish to further support the community through HHCK then they have their own gofundme page, but there is no obligation to do this to take part in the challenge.
AS race leaderboard
AM race leaderboard
AL race leaderboard
|Dougie Zinis/Lee Shimwell||M||30/05/2020||18.1||6690|
Steepest Courses (Overall)
|Name||Category||Feet per Mile|
Steepest Courses (Female)
|Name||Category||Feet per Mile|
Steepest Courses (Juniors)
|Name||Feet per Mile|
|Emil Noot / Imogen Noot||267|
Fastest Climbers (not counting hill reps)
With all this climbing going on for the challenge, we set ourselves the challenge as a club of running the equivalent of the height of all the Wainwrights from sea level, that is 453,000 feet. After a close week the CVFR runners pulled some amazing climbs out of the bag on the final day of the challenge allowing us to beat this target with a combined total climb of 486,151