UMHC has a long tradition of running challenges, and we think they’re a great way to test your abilities and gain a real sense of accomplishment when you reach the finish line. For information on our regular challenges, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and the Welsh 3000, as well as a record of all our finishers (since 2012 and 2004 respectively) see below.If you’re interested in anything challenge related, make sure to sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date with the latest news and information, visit our Facebook page, or contact email@example.com
This classic challenge, first completed in 1887, is run by the club each October and involves walking (or running if you’re that way inclined) 26 miles of Yorkshire countryside, visiting the summits of Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). With 1500m of ascent, it’s certainly not easy, but with 12 hours to complete the full route, starting and finishing in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, most fit and enthusiastic participants will be able to complete the route with time to spare. First run by the club in 2012, Y3P is great preparation for the tougher Welsh 3000 challenge in April but is a fantastic achievement in its own right and is a good opportunity to improve your fitness and practice your navigation skills. But don’t worry, you won’t be on your own as you’ll be part of a group appropriate to your ability with checkpoints to make sure you’re safe and well.
If you’re interested in taking part, stay tuned for emails and put the date in your diary! Listed below are the names of the finishers since 2012.
|2014||Wei Hao Tey||10.53|
|2014||Katie De Sequera||11.15|
The Welsh 3000 Challenge involves summiting 15 mountains above 3000ft in under 24 hours, beginning at the top of Snowdon (1085m) and finishing at Foel Fras (942m), having covered 26 miles and ascended and descended 3000m. Along the way you’ll traverse Crib Goch (923m), climb to the rocky summit of Glyder Fawr (1001m), scramble up Tryfan (918m) and conquer Carnedd Llewelyn (1064m). Run every April, this is a long standing hiking club tradition and for good reason, as it’s a fantastic route which you’ll remember for many years after. That doesn’t mean its easy though, as you’ll need to be experienced and skilled in navigation with a good level of fitness. If you want to take part in this challenge, we recommend that you attend some hiking club trips beforehand so we can make sure you’re well equipped for a full day out in the mountains. While the record for the entire route is an unreal 4 hours 19 minutes, the majority of our participants take 14-15 hours. Unlike the record holder, you’ll warm up for the challenge, which is officially timed from the first to the last summit, by walking up Snowdon, and will arrive at the final summit with a few more miles to cover (thankfully downhill). Don’t be put off though, the sense of achievement you’ll get when you finish is more than worth it. Checkpoints are situated at key locations to supply you with food, drink and moral support.
If you are interested in taking part, we run a dedicated evening for the event during Semester 2 with all the information you’ll need, as well as hikes which cover key areas of the route. Listed below are the names of the finishers since 2004.
|Year||Name||Total Time [h]||Peak to Peak [h]||Notes|
|2004||Claire Whyman||19.17||14 peaks|
|2004||Catherine Jones||20.05||14 peaks|
|2004||Stuart Gilfillan||20.05||14 peaks|
|2006||Richard Andrews||20.00||14 peaks|
|2015||Jake Taylor Jones||16.32|