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SarahCrunning - 07/11/2018 20:57:19
   
The Druid's Challenge 2018
The Druid's Challenge is a popular 3-day multistage event run on the Ridgeway - the oldest roadway in the UK, and one that has been used by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers since 3000BC. Around 140 runners will aim to complete 84 miles over three days. They start at Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire on Friday, and finish in Swindon, Wiltshire on Sunday. They will spend Friday night in Watlington and Saturday night in Didcot. Extreme Energy provide accommodation and food, and this year's guest speakers for the evenings are Rory Coleman ('20 years of the MdS') and Emily Denham and Maritsa Harrington ('A girl's guide to the MdS').

This year's event is the 10th edition of the challenge, and it's been a successful nine previous years. Our 9 runner reviewers all gave the event 4 or 5 stars. It is popular with those training for MdS, but by no means limited to this group. Good luck to everyone taking part.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 09/11/2018 20:24:08
   
RE:The Druid's Challenge 2018
Day 1 is complete - 29.3 miles with 855 metres of climb. These were the first 3 men and women to finish:

MEN - Day 1
1. Robert Barnes - 3:33:30
2. Nathan Montague - 3:56:02
3. Matt Cheyney - 4:03:35

WOMEN - Day 2
1. Elizabeth Steward - 4:55:52
2. Christine Howard - 4:59:47
3. Emma Bird - 5:11:42
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SarahCrunning - 10/11/2018 20:19:07
   
RE:The Druid's Challenge 2018
Day 2 is complete - 26.6 miles with 677 metres of climb. These were the top 3 men and women today:

MEN - Day 2
1. Robert Barnes - 3:16:17
2. Nathan Montague - 3:40:12
3. Matt Cheyney - 3:42:38

WOMEN - Day 2
1. Emma Bird - 4:38:45
2. Jo Rodda - 4:41:23
3. Natalie Proctor - 4:42:04

After 2 days, there is no change to the top 3 on the men's leaderboard. Elizabeth Steward remains first female overall, with Emma Bird around 9 minutes behind her. Jo Rodda is now third female overall.
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SarahCrunning - 11/11/2018 19:24:28
   
RE:The Druid's Challenge 2018
Day 3 contained 28.3 miles and 641 metres of climb. The top 3 men have remained consistent throughout. These were the first 3men and women to finish today:

MEN - Day 3
1. Robert Barnes - 3:30:55
2. Nathan Montague - 3:45:21
3. Matt Cheyney - 3:56:45

WOMEN - Day 3
1. Karine White - 4:37:37
2. Natalie Proctor - 4:40:36
3. Jo Rodda - 4:44:41

This is the final leaderboard and the podium finishers overall with their combined times:

MEN - Overall
1. Robert Barnes - 10:20:42
2. Nathan Montague - 11:21:35
3. Matt Cheyney - 11:42:58

WOMEN - Overall
1. Elizabeth Steward - 14:32:22
2. Emma Bird - 14:37:14
3. Jo Rodda - 14:45:43

Well done everyone!
Sarah Cooke

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