The Blacksheep Marathons is inspired by 'The 100Peaks' ethos to get outside and push your boundaries.
After a modest but very successful debut in 2018, The Blacksheep Marathon returned on 15th June this year. It turns out there are so many twisted individuals out there that want to take this beast on, that we’ll be running it AGAIN in 2020!
This year 2 people completed the 20 Rep Challenge Fully Loaded - Richard Morris and Paul Jones. Neil Strange also completed 20 Reps switching half way between Loaded and Clean, backed up by a stand out smash from Sarah Harris completing 16 reps fully loaded. This year the field grew by almost 3 times of that that took on the challenge in 2018, and every single person out there on this years event gave everything they had and the performances of all can only be applauded.
Basic details of the event format are: -
This will be a 12hr challenge, with a 3hr concession for those attempting the Marathon distance. Those attempting the marathon can go off at 0600, and everyone else will be off @ 0900, you will need to hit the top of the ladder in and around 2000 on your final rep to enable everyone to be back at the Village Hall by 2100. The aim being really to enable people to complete as many reps as the want to or can do with no real additional pressure in the time available.
You can complete it loaded, clean fatigue or a combination of the two. When we use the term ‘Blacksheep Marathons’ we refer to that as a personal metaphorical goal, just It is your bar to set!
The challenge involves a 3 mile walk/run to Jacobs Ladder at the Start of The Pennine Way in Edale, one rep (up and down) of Jacobs ladder is 1 mile with 500ft of elevation, (it is 20 Reps to complete the Marathon Distance) + 3 miles back to the start point.
It's a marathon, but it's not a normal marathon, it's a Blacksheep Marathon.
We will also be doing #9forLloydy as the event will be held the weekend before 'Lloydy Day', which is 16th June.
YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR INTEREST VIA THE FORM BELOW & ON THE GOOGLE SHEET - CLICK THE LINK AND GO TO THE ‘BSM - 2020’ TAB.
As with all Blacksheep Events, there is no cost associated to participate unless we have to cover costs of using the route, but would ask you to consider making a donation to The 100 Peaks Fundraising Cause, which will be The SASRA, again details of which will be available very soon.
ROB PAINE [Full Marathon Loaded 35lb+ - 11:39:16]
PAUL HEATH [Full Marathon Clean Fatigue - 8:31:26]
20 REP HALL OF FAME:
ROB PAINE (L)/PAUL HEATH (C)/PAUL JONES (L)/RICHARD MORRIS (L)/NEIL STRANGE (L/C)