Chanel T Trig here i come.. well maybe walk first but i will get you soon!!
Reach for the skies with this mountain running challenge. The idea is simple: pick a mountain and run up it. If you're still feeling fresh, run back down too.
The weather on the mountains is very changeable so check weather forecasts the day before you set off as well as on the day itself. Don't be afraid of turning back if the weather looks bad. There's always another day.
Run up a mountain Challenge rules
- You must run all the way to the summit of a mountain. If it has a cairn or trig point, that's where you stop.
- The summit must be at least 600m above sea level. Over 900m is preferable.
- The route must include at least 450m of ascent.
- You should run as much as you can, but a bit of walking is allowed.
- Take extra care on loose, steep ground. It's very easy to twist or break an ankle.
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“Croagh Patrick In Mayo, Ran up in 35mins From Owenwee side, was Training for Galeforce. Is an amazing mountain, have done it 4 times now, soon to be five!!!”
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Tina S Just entered my first mountain run 22km run up Tomewin Mountain in QLD, it has a 14% gradient at some points so will be pretty hairy stuff!
Eoin O After only my second ever mountain run last week I though I'd completed this challenge, but the peak wasn't high enough to qualify. If I had done the peak on the other side of the quite narrow valley it would have been ok, but would also have taken a fair bit longer. I'll have to plan this for another time.
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Tina S I am entering a local 22km mountain race the hills are up to 14% gradient so I am pretty worried! I have only ever run on the road before so it will be different.
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Jolanta Z Ran up the Bear Mountain today. total 4.5 miles. elevation gain about 1200f in 1.85miles. awesome run
Jolanta Z Going for Bear Mt this Sat. It's a baby mountain, only 1,284 ft (391 m) tall but should be great for start.
Teresa H This weekend this challenge is going down! Excited for my trip to the UP and going mountain biking for the first time:) Getting in some hiking as well.
Teresa H The two tallest mountains in MI are just 603m...and 8 hours drive to get there. I've gotta find something closer and taller:)
Lorain R The mountain I want to un up is called Buckhorn Summit. It's about 50 miles east, deep in the Gold Mining territory of Trinity County.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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