A 26 mile Challenge Walk around the beautiful Hills and Dales of the White Peak area of Derbyshire (Starting and finishing in the village of Monyash).
START TIME 10.00 - REGISTRATION AT MONYASH VILLAGE HALL FROM 8.30
UPDATE 11th July 2016
REPORT OF THE 29th WHITE PEAK WALK Saturday 9th July 2016
This year we celebrated our 30th anniversary (although, because of cancellation due to the foot and mouth disease outbreak in 2001, it was actually our 29th event).
We are quite proud of this achievement as we have raised a lot of money which has all been donated to local worthy causes in and around the village of Monyash.
The popularity of the walk shows no sign of declining and we always have to close the entries early in the year (this year we closed entries in late January). Therefore the repeated message must be to get your entries in for 2017 as soon as possible (bearing in mind that the entry forms will not be available until 1st September)
As forecast, the day started with heavy rain which did little to deter the White Peak Walkers and Runners as they gathered outside (and inside) Monyash Village Hall on Saturday morning. That said, the no-shows were considerably higher than usual because of the inclement weather.
In total, we had 117 cancellations and no-shows and the field started with 269 people
Results for this year:
First Man: Billy Naylor in 4 hours dead
First Male: Veteran Andy Robinson in 4 hours 17 minutes
First Local Man: Mick Riley in 6 hours 55 minutes
First Lady: Wona Donnelly in 4 hours 40 minutes
First Lady Veteran: Claire Bracegirdle in 6 hours 19 minutes
First Local Lady: Paula Riley in 6 hours 55 minutes
It is timely to remind you all that, although we do present trophies for these fastest times, we always intended the walk to be a personal challenge and not a race.
It would be nice to report that the event went without incident but wet weather and limestone can be a slippery combination and Steve Gribbon had a nasty fall before checkpoint 1 which resulted in a broken wrist!. However, due to the efficiency and care of the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT), Steve was treated at the scene after which he was ferried back to the Village Hall where he was seen by a Paramedic and taken to Calow Hospital for a plaster cast. A follow up call to Steve on Sunday revealed that he was quite comfortable and he praised the quiet efficiency of KMRT. We are very lucky to have the KMRT in attendance. They always enjoy our event and they participate, not only as a medical team but they also sweep each stage of the walk to assist any walkers who prefer to adopt a steadier pace.
In parallel with KMRT, we also were pleased to have the RAYNET radio team in attendance who provide radio cover between the Village Hall and the various checkpoints. It is comforting to know that this two-way communication enables us to know roughly where everyone is on the walk – we take the safety and security of all the entrants very seriously.
As always, we would like thank the many helpers who give their time freely to man the checkpoints, the kitchen and the registration/control desk – without their help, we could not possibly continue to stage this event to the quality that has developed over the years.
The entry form for 2017 will be available but not until 1st September. We do encourage you to fill it out and send it off without delay. The walk always fills early and we like to give previous entrants first crack of the whip.
We look forward to seeing you again next year! (8th July 2017)
Peter Skinner on behalf of the rest of the WPW organising team, Colin, Al and Mike
Full results can be found by going to the results page where you will also see results from past years also.