We’ve extended the Virtually Something Wild Challenge to Monday August 10th to give people more time to have a go. Please note, we have made a few minor adjustments to the official route to reflect the changes to the landscape (ie gorse) that have happened during lockdown, as well as hopefully making it more straightforward for route selection. NB: You will still need to choose your own preferred line/approach across Yartor Down and up to Sharptor (very overgrown in places), and along Holne Ridge where you carry on to the Sandy Way path and then down to the tin workings.
Please do read the notes on the Viewranger app though. The route is hand drawn because we have changed the start and finish to give people somewhere to park. Normally we spend six man days marking out this course but this just hasn’t been possible to do for a virtual event.
We will be posting the medals out to all finishers next week. Thank you and very well done. We hope the weather was kind.
Well done and thanks to everyone who completed the Virtually Something Wild Event over the weekend. Quite a few did the original course, even the half marathon. Obviously parts of the route have become quite overgrown, so you had to pick a line. So the GPX hs to be interpreted with what's in front of you on the ground. One year we even spent half a day strimming, to clear a path through the gorse, with the landowner's permission.
We have decided to extend the event to next weekend for any who wants to have another go, or to do it for the first time. Once this has finished, we'll be sending out medals at the beginning of next week to every one who has finished, as well as prizes. Watch out for posts about the respective leaderboards which we'll also be mailing to people shortly. ... See MoreSee Less