Three Rings of Shap - 2015 Entries and Event Details
SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015
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Welcome to the THREE RINGS OF SHAP – we hope you enjoy your selected walk.
The relevant route descriptions are available below. Please let me know if you have any difficulty downloading these or have any other problems or queries.
GPX data is also available for those who wish to use it.
Registration is from 07.00 - 08.00 in Shap Memorial Hall (NY 564 151), which is also the Start/Finish point. Please park as directed.
START TIMES : Walkers & Runners 08.00 – 09.00
There will be a mass start at 08.00 for those who wish to start at this time.
(N.B. There are six stiles in the first kilometre of Ring 1)
Please note your checkpoint opening and closing times and arrange your start time appropriately for the speed at which you expect to walk or run.
We are using an electronic timing and results system from Sportident.
All entrants will be issued with a wristband and Si-Card – please take care of this as they cost £25 to replace.
It is ESSENTIAL that the card is ‘dibbed’ in the correct stations provided on starting, finishing or retiring and at all intermediate checkpoints.
This is important both for your own safety and to provide a record of your progress.
Don’t forget to bring MUG, COMPASS, WHISTLE, TORCH, WATERPROOFS and MAPS (Explorer OL5 & OL19, Landranger 90 & 91 or suitable alternative - N.B. OL5 or LR90 if doing Ring 1 only)
There may be spot checks and extra Checkpoints along the route so please do not take shortcuts.
It would be appreciated if supporters would not visit checkpoints on Rings 1 and 3 as car parking is virtually non-existent.
If you wish to reccy the route before the Event please find an alternative route avoiding any Private areas where permission is given for the Event Day only.
Sports massage will be available both before and after the Event for those who wish to avail themselves of this facility.
The likely cost is £5 for a ten minute session.
Please note that United Utilities are carrying out major works at Truss Gap.
There is no problem accessing the Checkpoint by their temporary bridge but be aware of any construction traffic and take extra care in this area.
5 HARTHWAITE GARDENS
Our preferred method of entry is online using SiEntries
An Entry Form is available for those not using Si Entries
We will be using an electronic timing/results service provided by SPORTident
Please also note that we are hosting the Runfurther championship again in 2015 - see http://www.runfurther.com/.
ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS - 2015
GPX data for each Ring is available below. There is no guarantee that this data is perfect so please use it with caution and in conjunction with the Route Description. In order to access the data it is necessary to 'save' each file to computer eg desktop then open into digital mapping programme or GPS.
More details about the Shap community can be found on the Shap Community Website
THREE RINGS OF SHAP
EVENT DETAILS & RULES
This is the eleventh year for this 100Km. (62 miles) Challenge Walk for those who wish to complete
all three Rings (in order 1,2,3). In addition we are offering each Ring individually and three walks of two Rings:
Ring 1 18 miles
Ring 2 24 miles
Ring 3 20 miles
Rings 1&2 42 miles
Rings 1&3 38 miles
Rings 2&3 44 miles
(N.B. We reserve the right to withdraw any options that are insufficiently supported.)
Please note that each Ring will only have ONE manned checkpoint at approximately half
distance and will just provide cold drinks and simple food. More substantial fare will be on offer
at Event HQ throughout the event. Be prepared to carry your own supplies of food & drink if you want to supplement this provision.
Remember to bring a MUG as we are not providing them.
Walk HQ – SHAP Memorial Hall (NY 564 151). This is also the Start/Finish and site of
intermediate checkpoints. Personal effects can be left here during the event. We hope to be
able to offer showers again this year, if desired – albeit at the swimming club across the playing
field. There is a public Car Park next to the Hall but additional facilities are planned on the day – please park as instructed.
The Hall is sited centrally in Shap, which is just 2 miles from Junction 39 of the M6.
The nearest rail station is 10 miles away at Penrith with a bus link from Penrith bus station to Shap, currently at 07.30 (traveline 0870 6082608, www.traveline.org.uk).
There are several pubs and B&B’s in Shap (www.shapcumbria.co.uk or Penrith TIC 01768 867466, www.eden.gov.uk).
The Strickland Arms at Great Strickland will be the site of the midway checkpoint on Ring 2 again this year.
They have some B & B accommodation, a Logyurt cabin and facilities for camping - see www.thestricklandarms.co.uk
If interested please contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation is also available at the Ullswater View owned by Julie Miller-Crook, an LDWA member - see http://www.theullswaterview.co.uk/
Some floor space for sleeping at the Hall the night before the Event is available for a charge of £5 which includes a simple breakfast – please complete Entry Form appropriately and contact the Event Secretary if you require this.