Thank you everyone for coming today. Hope you all had an amazing time and the experience was worth the wait! We have a few items of lost property, if you left an item in the village hall get in contact and we will attempt to reunite you.
Here are the results for this years event:
We will publish a report over the next couple of weeks once we have all caught up on sleep. Thank you to all marshals and especially to Abel and Abi for coordinating this year. If you have any feedback (good or something to improve) please email email@example.com
See you all same time next year
See attached file for the provisional start list for HPM 2019:
Provisional Start List- V1
- Teams are in alphabetical order
- Some of the categories may be incorrect. If you spot any mistakes or want to get in touch use the contact form on this website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Due to the cancellation last year we have a full start and reserve list
Start times and full event details will be sent out to teams in late January.
After the weather gods decided not to play fair last year, forcing us to cancel the event, all the entries from last year will carry over to this year. This means that we are not accepting any new entries for this year.
The dates for the 2019 event are Friday 1st March- Saturday 2nd March
Emails have been sent out to all 2018 entrants asking them to confirm their place for 2019. If you haven’t received an email but think you should have get in contact with us at email@example.com asap and we can sort this out.
A confirmed start list will be published in early December. Event rules/details, start times and route confirmation will be sent out in the new year.
Please get in contact with us via email if you have any problems or queries. Fingers crossed for not such adverse conditions this year!
We are sorry but due to the moorland restoration work we are having to change the route from Cut Gate to Swains Head. The new route will descend from Cut Gate (SK 185, 960) to a new checkpoint at Slippery Stones (SK 170, 953) and then follow the valley to Swains Head (SK 132, 983). This is due to Natural England’s instruction to landowners (in this case the National Trust) not allow activities and events where ground restoration work is taking place.
We suggested an alternative route to try and keep to the higher ground via Bull Stones, Crow Stones and the Horse Stone. But this area of moorland is being managed to encourage Hen Harriers to nest and the birds are easily disturbed
The route change introduced last year with the new checkpoint Cartledge Flat (SK 207, 931) will remain.
Details of your start time and how to order a T-shirt will be sent out soon.
The list of teams for 2018 below. Note we also have an official reserve list. We expect most reserves will get to run as inevitably teams drop out. Sorry if your team wasn’t picked in the lottery. This year’s entry list and draw was still affected by the year we missed due to snow in 2016. Having carried over all the teams from the 2016 to the 2017 race there were a lot of entrants that haven’t run HPM since 2015 or before. We decided to give those who missed out increased odds (we count by the individual entrants in each team not just the team name). We also had a lot of teams drop out last time and carry over their place. We give the top 3 overall and category winners automatic entry, so there were just 30 places for 62 entered teams to fight over. If you missed out this year you will be given better odds next year.
RESULTS LINK PAGE-
After last year’s snow enforced sabbatical it was great to be back in Edale Village Hall on the first Friday in March. The atmosphere pre-High Peak Marathon is quite special as the teams contemplate the task ahead of them. This year that task seemed to include walking on water and although the rain had stopped just before the start, the bogs were full of liquid and ready to swallow something more solid. Continue reading