26.2 miles in the Peak District

stunning views, sore feet and great food

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28/02/2012 at 20:30

This is a 26.2 mile challenge walk with over 5000 feet of ascent, starting and finishing in the White Peak village of Alstonefield - in its 2nd year....anyone interested? Bring food for ducks...


01/03/2012 at 11:17
sorry I should have mentioned that it is a walk and run.

Last year, it attracted quite a few fell runners so if you like offroad, hills and stunning scenery and don't mind getting sheep poo on your shoes.. this one's for you. The route is on the link below.
Limit is 330 and locals provide refreshments and encouragement.


Route is below
WARNING – The Leaden Boot Challenge is an event held on a specific day each year. On this day, there are several manned checkpoints, marshalls at various points around the course and dozens of brightly coloured direction arrows helping participants to follow the route. The instructions below have been written with this in mind. Therefore, if they are used at any other time please take the precaution of carrying OS Explorer Map OL24 and a compass to assist you.
30/05/2012 at 15:48

Well I done it, did anyone else? feel like i will be aching for a while yet, the toughest and best marathon experience ever. Baking hot and the most friendliest people in Britain organised it. 


back for more next year

13/02/2013 at 08:52

Hi Paul, we have put this event on the RW website  (run in May) so hope to see you there again! 


13/02/2013 at 20:49

wow looks good, you can,t beat running if the views are good..........never done a full marathon , so how feasible would it be to walk run , hopefully coming in around 5 -6hrs......................would there be any shame in that ?

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