FAQ Friday: What night navigation experience do I need to take part in the Silver 75km or Gold Ultra 100km Challenges?
Whilst we don’t make the routes deliberately difficult, you’re taking on a challenge that inherently involves navigation, including at night time. If you are taking part in a team of 3-5 people, then we would expect you to have successfully completed comparable navigationally challenging walks or runs, including night-time navigation. These do not necessarily need to be part of an organised event. This is not the place to try to navigate at night for the first time!
We have stricter criteria for Duo and Solo overnight teams. Whilst you do not need to have taken part in a formal organised event, we do specify that your past experience must include a “qualifying” walk or run, that meets all these five criteria:
1) completed as a solo or duo entrant (matching your entry to the Peak District Challenge)
2) of 50km or longer
3) require navigation and not follow a way-marked route
4) include a section at night
5) not be all on paved roads.
We will ask for a brief description of your “qualifying event” on your registration form and will take your word – we do not require proof ⛰🥾⛰