25 May 2012
10 in 10 Challenge –Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley – Saturday 23rd June 2012 – 6.30 am
I hope you are all looking forward to a good day out on the fells with a party at the Swinside Inn afterwards! Oh, and that you are doing lots of training and enjoying it!? Remember the fitter you are the more fun you will have!
Firstly, I’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ for signing up for this Challenge and for raising money for the MS Society. Last year between us, we managed to raise an outstanding £24,000!! Obviously, this is a Charity very close to my heart and MS badly affects not only my husband Duncan but millions of people around the world. Once again we are being quite specific with where the money raised goes and we are directing it towards research and hopefully finding a cure for MS one day!
Whilst we are undertaking our 10 peaks challenge Duncan, who was recently diagnosed with MS, will be attempting to single scull up and down Derwentwater for 10 hours!!! We will be offering a prize for anyone who can guess how far Dunc will scull in 10 hours? He has just bought a speedometer for his boat which also measures the distance. So there can be no cheating! You are welcome to follow Dunc in his sculling journey by following his daily blog http://dunc10in10.blogspot.co.uk/.
You can also chat about your training on my facebook events page. Lots of participants are already putting pictures up of their training walks.
Now for the logistics…
10 in 10 Registration and Start – Registration is open from 06.30am at the Swinside Inn (GRID REF – 244218). The start of the event is between 06.30 am and 7.30 am. Once you have registered and your team is ready, you can make your way to the start where we will let you know when to commence the challenge. Sir Chris Bonington is coming along to the start of the event to wish us well with the challenge.
5 in 5 Registration and Start (start in Buttermere / finish at the Swinside Inn).
Registration is open from 10:00am next to the little church above the Bridge Hotel, in Buttermere. (GRID REF – 176171). Once you have registered and your team is ready, you can make your way to the start where we will let you know when to commence the challenge.
All teams will be given a number and a waterproof map at the start of the event.
Please note we will have a slightly staggered start for both events.
Please try to share cars to avoid too much congestion. The 10 in 10 crew will be at the car park at 6.30 am prompt ready to great the teams. (I am the small, sprightly one with a red Jacket on). Our friends at the Swinside Inn have kindly offered us their car park for the day. Please make sure you park considerately remembering there will be lots of cars to fit in! There will be a 10in10 marshal in the car park to help direct you.
Each team leader must check that their team is present and correct at the start and let us know of any changes. All team members must START TOGETHER and STAY TOGETHER! We will provide each entrant with a number which must be visible for the marshals to see. It is imperative that you check in with every marshal on every peak that is marshaled! (You must give them your number only). Marshaled peaks are indicated on the Route Guide on the reserve of the map. If you do not do this you will be assumed to be missing and we will start looking for you!!! Each marshal is then responsible for letting base know that you have passed through their checkpoint.
5 in 5 Teams - You will be given a map (+ route Guide). Again, you must check-in with every marshal on every marshaled peak as indicated on the Route Guide.
If you or your team members leave the event for any reason you must inform a marshal so that we can sign you out. Please be sensible – if one of your team members retires ensure that another team member goes with them.
YOU MUST SIGN YOURSELF OUT OF THE EVENT WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED. Please see a 10in10 marshal at the Swinside or sooner if you leave the event early!
It is you and your team’s responsibility to make sure that you have the right equipment in your rucksacks including water and snacks. Please come fully prepared for all weather possibilities! Please look at the kit list on the 10in10 website. We will provide each team with a waterproof map and a route guide on the day, so don’t forget your compass!
Planet Fear will be providing a feeding station with warm or cold drinks (depending on the weather) in Buttermere. So please pay them a visit (situated near the little church).
Goodies and Prizes
Cotswold Outdoors are offering all participants a 15% off voucher (to be collected on the day). They are also offering a team prize and an individual prize for who ever raises the most money for MS research.
ICE – In case of an Emergency
I know that some of you have given us this information already but you will need to leave us an emergency name and number, and indicate any medical conditions. You will not be able to enter the event without providing me with this information. I am sure we won’t need to use this number but we must be prepared for all eventualities!
Party in the Barn at the Swinside Inn
The guys at the Swinside are putting on a BBQ for us all to enjoy through out the afternoon and into the evening. The cost will be £6.50. We think the party should start as soon as you finish the challenge this year. This way we can all get together and chat about our walk over a cold beer! We really hope everybody can stay and catch up on the day’s events!
Any Other Business!
Please aim to do the challenge in no more than 10 hours otherwise you could miss the fun at the party!
It goes without saying but please respect the fells and leave no trace!
If anybody has any queries just give me (Yvonne) a ring on 07810 522 889 or e-mail me at Yvonnebooth10peaks@gmail.com
Once you have completed the event please aim to collect your sponsorship money within the following week and get it to me as soon as possible and I will let you all know the total amount raised.
Happy training and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 23 June bright and early!.