Two Crosses Challenge Event

Two Crosses Challenge Event.

Each year we host a 17 and 25 mile challenge event. Both routes visit the Roman Cross at Affetside and the Pilgrim's cross on Holcombe Moor above the Rossendale Valley.

In 2018 the 32nd Two Crosses will be held on Sunday March 18th. Entrants can register electronically via Si Entries or by sending the paper entry form in. Click on the links below for your preferred method.

2X Entry Form 2018.

Click here to enter via SiEntries.

Following feedback we have amended the route for 2018. Please download the route description below and note the new route that avoids Redisher Woods.

2X Route Description 2018 V18.1

There are also walked GPX files available for the Two Crosses. Please see below for the 17 and 25 mile versions.

Two Crosses 17 mile 2018.1.gpx

Two Crosses 25 mile 2018.1.gpx

 

See below for 2017 results

 

2X_Results_2017_-_17 miles.

2X_Results_2017_-_25.miles.

Below are the photos from the event held on 19th March 2017. Contributions from Hilary, Caroline, Peter and Barbara. A muddy good time was had by all, does the rain dampen our spirits? - the answer must be - NO!

The final seven photos were taken by entrant Peter Smith who had the following to say:-

Renamed for 2017: The Webbed Feet Challenge!
 
Around 214 cheerful souls set out at 8am from TYC, knowing full well this was to be a wet one!
But you know, it just adds to the challenge and different conditions offer different pleasures with the right attitude.
The same must be said for all the organisers of these events, what wonderfully friendly, helpful people you are… Brilliant Thank you all.
Whisky at Checkpoint 6… Fantastic!
 
 

 

Here are some other comments from entrants:-

“many thanks for putting on the event. I am full of admiration for all the marshals who despite being out in quite awful weather were always very cheerful and helpful - it was greatly appreciated as was the excellent food at the finish.”
 
“Just to say thanks for the event yesterday.  While the weather was not great, and ground conditions 'challenging',  (I think I enjoyed it!), the organisation was superb.  Well done to everyone involved - and a particular thanks for the people braving the elements at the Bull Hill checkpoint!”
 
“ Just to say a BIG thank you to all who helped on the walk today, absolute dedication by all the checkpoint staff in what were the worst conditions for a long time.”
 
 “I just wanted to say thank you very much for organising this event. Although I dropped out at checkpoint 4 I really enjoyed it and am very keen to come back and do it again next year.  I dropped out because I was very cold and wet and I think it was a wise decision. Your members at checkpoint 4 were very helpful and I am very grateful to them for their care and attention to me whilst also offering refuge to a group of school young people too.  Such events give me so much encouragement that there are many very good people in this world. I hope this conveys adequately my appreciation of the effort and quality of what you do in putting on the event.”
 
“Enjoyed the run despite the awful conditions.  Everyone involved is so friendly and helpful. We love doing the LDWA events.  Thanks to all for organising it.”

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