Race Date: Sunday 7th August 2016
Following the success of the event in 2014 and 2015, The Peak Skyrace is back for it’s third edition on Sunday August 7th 2016. The Peak District is one of the most popular National Parks in the UK, split into the White and Dark Peak areas. White Peak for Limestone, Dark Peak for Gritstone. This Peak District Skyrace takes place in the White Peak area, but the course crosses its fair share of gritstone and moorland. The race beings at 8am, register from 7am. The course is fully marked, 29.7miles (48km) long and based around a notoriously tough Peak District challenge called The Five Trigs Round; those being.
- Axe Edge
- The Roaches
- Shining Tor
- Burbage Edge
The Ramshaw Rocks, Three Shires Head (the meeting point for the Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire County boundaries) and Gradbach Woods are also highlights of this picturesque route. The course features 2000m of elevation, and is at times quite technical underfoot. The course is a serious challenge, not to be underestimated. Shuttlingsloe is affectionately known as the Matterhorn of the Peak District. When you make your approach at Mile 18, you’ll understand why.
Not for the feint hearted then!! A huge well done to lone Strider Laura Evans who competed with the other 135 entrants. The race was won by Ben Hukins of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers in 4.36.12. The first woman home was Sarah Ridgway (unattached) in 4.56.39.