Following the success of the event in 2014, 2015, 2016 the race is back for a 4th edition. From 2017, the race will be renamed to the Peak Skyline, in tradition with the other similar events such as the unaffiliated Edale Skyline. The fourth edition will be on Sunday August 6th 2017. 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 Skyline 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. The Race HQ is a Buxton Community School, which has over 150 on site car parking spaces, plus additional on-road parking. Participants will have available to them post-race shower and changing facilities, a sport’s massage team, race sponsor products, hot drinks, and refreshments.
If you are ready to face the exciting challenge of the Peak Skyline then you can enter the race here.
Note: The event has decided not be a ‘Skyrace’, so you will no longer collect points for European Skyrunning series, but is otherwise identical.