5 Checkpoints - your route choice!
Set within the Clwydian Hills AONB - The Clwydian Ranger, is a new event which requires participants to cover a minimum distance of 12.5 miles...with no marked course, just a map with 5 checkpoints that need to be visited in order, before returning to the HQ where they started. A reconnaissance is highly recommended, the perfect excuse to spend some quality time in the hills prior to the event, to nail your preferred route! Public rights of way, roads and Open access areas can be used for your route. The CP's are located in positions that ensure a certain amount of ascent/descent is required - so if you like some hills, then you'll get them here. Good navigators who don't mind a bit of pathless terrain can complete in as little as 12.5 miles, and all participants can expect at least 3500 ft of ascent too.
Participants must NOT trespass and will observe the countryside code whilst taking part. An immediate DQ will result in anyone not following these rules.
Electronic timing with Racetek will be used and participants must 'dib' at each checkpoint in order. Once again, the route is the choice of the participant and there'll be no route markings at all. It is advisable therefore to take part only whilst possessing some navigational skills.
All finishers will receive their event-specific medal and a free drink at the bar, upon finishing!
Mandatory Kit Requirement:
1 litre of Water
Fully charged mobile phone
Map (Provided) and Compass
Hat and Gloves
Depending on the weather conditions, there may be an additional requirement of full body cover to be carried.