Peatling Challenge

Sunday 8th March 2020


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Three great events for the whole family to enjoy. 'The Mile' completely off road and an ideal introduction to competitive but fun racing for absolutely everyone. Budding young athletes can compete on their own, (minimum age 7). Mums, Dads, Aunts and Uncles can run too. This distance will be staffed so that competitors can see and be seen at all times by a marshal, wherever they are on the route. Making this a perfect event for younger competitors to enjoy being 'off the reigns' whilst being perfectly safe. The longer events will start after the mile race is completed, so those of you who are entered in 'The Thirteen' or 'The Seven' can cheer on the competitors before getting ready for your own challenge.  In fact, why not run 'The Mile' too,  as your warm up !! Entry is entirely free if you have already paid to enter the longer challenges.


Don't forget, this isn't just an event for runners, the whole family can enjoy a beautiful 7 mile walk around the very scenic South Leicestershire countryside, taking in the villages of Shearsby, Bruntingthorpe and of course Peatling Parva, even better, accompanied u18s go absolutely free. A great way to spend a few hours in the big outdoors.


The 13 mile run is a figure of 8, so come on, aim high, enter 'The Thirteen' and then see how you feel at the half way point. If you choose to finish early you will still get an official time for 'The Seven', just let the finish marshal know when you come back in. 'The Seven' is simply the first loop of 'The Thirteen' everyone running or walking the exact same route. The course is predominantly on footways, tracks and fields, it will be muddy in places, so leave your best white trainers at home and let your old faithfulls take you round. Walkers would be best in sturdy boots with good grip, again, they are unlikely to be clean when you get back, so some spare footwear and a dry pair of socks for your

return would be a good idea.


For those of you running with dogs, a hefty regime of stile jumping practice, would be advisable. There are a considerable number of gated crossings that do not currently have dog friendly access.


This really is for the whole family, with as much flexibility built in as possible, even well behaved dogs can run or walk along with you. Everyone will receive a small memento, with prizes for 1st and 2nd male and female competitors in both 13 mile and 7 mile runs and medals for every young person completing the one mile challenge.  Competitors who are 16 or under in the 13 mile and or 7 mile events, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.




We are a combined Village and Church Hall committee, aiming to build on last years event, with the emphasis on a fun family event. We have taken on board all the feedback from our Previous years and will make some minor changes to ensure everybody can enjoy this back to basics, low key and inclusive challenge. Simply fill out the online entry form, pay by PayPal, then turn up and enjoy a well organised, friendly, well signed and well marshalled event.


Most of the village will get involved on the day, carrying out all the usual duties associated with this type of event. The most important, of course, baking mountains of cakes and making tea for all the competitors and their supporters. We are all there to help make the day run smoothly for you, if you spot something we could improve upon we would love to hear your views.



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the thirteen

A challenging 13 mile, multi-terrain run around Peatling Parva and its surrounding villages. Multiple spectator points to help keep you well supported and motivated. Well behaved and well socialised dogs extremely welcome.

The mile

A one mile run for anyone. Starting and finishing in Peatling Parva

A great opportunity for budding young runners to enjoy a competitive but fun event,

with or without an adult

running alongside.

The seven

A beautiful and invigorating 7 mile run or walk in and around Peatling Parva and its surrounding villages. Perfect for the whole family

to enjoy. Well behaved and socialised dogs are almost compulsory!!