This week the all-new ‘Cheviot Round’ has been launched. It is a 52-mile ultra-route which climbs 8,500 feet passing through the heart of the Cheviot Hills.
This is a self-led challenge route for both walkers and fell runners.
Interested parties download a digital copy of the route (a .gpx file) which they can load onto their GPS watch/ GPS unit. This they will use to navigate throughout their epic journey.
As they participate in the route the walkers/ runners will record their own log of their journey on their own GPS watch/ GPS unit, and this is then submitted to the website and the quickest 3 participants for each classification gets listed on the website.
The classifications are
- Male summer clockwise round
Male summer anti-clockwise round
- Male winter clockwise round
Male winter anti-clockwise round
- Female summer clockwise round
Female summer anti-clockwise round
- Female winter clockwise round
Female winter anti-clockwise round
‘Over the past number of years, I have walked and trained extensively in the Cheviot Hills’ for a number of ultra-events I have participated and I thought why not share ‘my ultimate training route’ with everybody and see who can complete it in the quickest Eme’.Jon Monks, from Shepherds Walks, who put the round in place
‘The growth and popularity in the self-led rounds over recent years has been phenomenal and with such a challenging landscape on our doorstep it just kept jumping out at me – just share the route and see how people get on with it’.
Participants can run or walk the route with or without support, the official website lists the transition points so if a support crew are being used it shows where they can meet up with those attempting the challenge, as well as all the other info required for interested parties need before attempting to record the attempt.