Starting in the small village of Hope in the Heart of the Peak District national Park, our Peak X-series event is back for a third time with a brand new Ultra distance route.
The Peak District event may have the least vertical ascent of our X-series races and may weave through a National Park which is known for small quaint towns, local scarecrow competitions, and rolling landscapes frequently used in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, but don’t be fooled these four routes will require all your trail running strength.
Our Peak District event starts off steep by taking you up the famous Win Hill, where all runners will then take in the famous Lady Bower Reservoir. The routes don’t get easier as the local tors just keep coming until the last few kilometres where all runners summit Lose Hill before descending back into the village of Hope.
The Ultra Distance has been added to the Peaks event for 2019, this takes you out to a new area of the peak district, winding down through valleys, crossing stunning streams and climbing up to Alport Castle, before heading across some open moorland where the Famous grouse roam. You will then re-join the marathon route and continue on towards black ashop moor.
Whether you’re coming from South Wales, South England or the City of London, the village of Hope in the Peak district is centrally located and easily accessible for trails of all abilities to set themselves an serious challenge. With a train station located in the village of Hope itself those in London can leave from St. Pancras and be at our venue in less than 3 hours, ready for a trail run event that they won’t forget.
How to enter the Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District
- Run 46km
- Run 26km
- Run 16km
- Run 69km
Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District routes
You will leave the small village of Hope and head out towards Win Hill an impressive climb taking you to 462m (1,516ft) this will give you amazing views over the Ladybower Reservoir which is situated in the Upper Derwent Valley at the heart of the Peaks National Park, in an area It is surrounded by magnificent countryside where water and woodland, topped by high moors meet in stunning fashion.
From there you will run the edge of the reservoir, but don’t open the legs up to much as you will need plenty in reserve to tackle Kinder Scout which is a high windswept upland gritstone plateau, most of which stands at around 600 metres above sea level. The highest point is Crowden Head, which at 631 metres is also the highest point in the Peak District. This is the largest and grandest of the great upland areas of the so-called ‘Dark Peak’ and it forms an imposing and fascinating area. This route just has to be seen to believe.
We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully as the X Series and Ultra Series is not for the faint hearted. You can expect up to 5 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.
Cut Off Points & Times
Peaks Cut off times are as follows. These apply to both Marathon and Ultra races and are in place for your safety. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. Your Safety is our Priority.
Maverick inov-8 X Series Peak District weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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