One of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team’s major fund raising events, the Cleveland Survival, took place on Saturday March 25th 2017. The event involved competitors (walkers or runners) navigating their way around a circular route across the North York Moors. The event starts from a different location every year and the entrants can select from a short (about 13 miles) or long about (26 miles) course.
The images below show competitors at the start of the event (they start in batches of 10) and competitors getting a welcome drink at the penultimate gallery below check point 4km from the end.
212 members of the public from all over the country turned up to take part in the event that this year was centred on the village of Borrowby near Thirsk. This year the main thing that the competitors had to “survive” were the clear blue skies and sunshine which most agreed was an improvement on last year’s rain.
2017’s event was the 34th “Survival” that the rescue team has organised, three competitors this year have completed all 34.
The fastest male competitors this year took just less than 5 hours to complete the route with the fastest lady finishing in 5hours 28 minutes. The event covered a vast age ranges with the oldest walker being 85 and the youngest being 14.
Most of the entrants selected to complete the longer course this year but we are finding the newly introduced short route popular with those who want a good day out on the hills with less of a challenge.
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