Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
The Saddleworth 10 Trigs South Pennines
West Nab Trig Point
This route has its origin in what were two popular challenge walks: the Saddleworth 5 Trigs and the Saddleworth New 5 Trigs. Bob Tait, then leader of the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team devised the walks in 1971 and 1979 respectively. More recently the routes have become regular training runs for members of Saddleworth Runners.In April 2019 Chris Webb decided to combine the two routes into one long circuit, bagging all 10 trigs in an inaugural time of 6-17-54. Overall it involves traversing some 36 miles and ascending 6,500 feet, including long stretches of the boggy and tussocky terrain for which these moors are renowned.
The objective is to visit the 10 trig points listed below starting and finishing at Tanners Mill car park, Greenfield (SE 002 039 ). Use in conjunction with OS Maps OL1 The Peak District Dark Peak area and OL21 South Pennines.
Chris Webb's account of his inaugural run includes actual times at each trig - see link below.
Finishers are invited to add their name to a completions log. Please supply a short report plus a track/schedule of times for each trig.
Email Chris Webb: email@example.com
Why not report your experience on facebook to inspire and encourage other runners to have a go!
Links and Further Information
Chris Webb's Account - Report on the 2019 inaugural run including a schedule of actual times.
Sub-Ultra menu - both the Saddleworth 5 trigs and the Northern 5 Trigs are listed as training routes
All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times. Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions! Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
HAVE A GO!
The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.
FRA LONG DISTANCE
RECORDS and NEWS
Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.
Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush: email@example.com . Put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.
If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush: firstname.lastname@example.org