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The postponed 2020 Keswick and Coniston walks will be taking place on the 18th September.

We'll be re-opening registration in June  for co-ordinators to add new teams and additional walkers to teams. As well as to take registration fees for those who haven't paid yet (fees paid in 2020 will roll over) - Please Note we are awaiting the Government announced on the next phase of Covid easing before re-opening our on-line Registration Payment system.

Coordinators can modify their teams today. You can remove walkers or swap walkers up to your current registered team size.

If you are currently in a team but your coordinator can no longer administer the team, please contact us at registration@keswick2barrow.co.uk

Please see our updated FAQs for more infomation

 

Revised timings for September 2021

As daylight hours will be shorter than in May, we'll be making some changes to timings to reduce the risk of walking on dark roads. As such, the Kewick walk will be starting at 06:00 and the dollowing cut-off times will be in place.

Coniston     13:00

Lowick        16:00

Rakes         18:00

Marton      19:00

Dalton       20:00

The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

Competition rules

The Keswick to Barrow Walk operates an electronic timekeeping system to accurately measure times and calculate finish positions. Each participant will be issued with an electronic RFID monitoring tag. The system will record individual times for each participant at the start, at every checkpoint, and at the finish. On this basis, the system calculates the elapsed time for each participant to complete the distance. The official K2B start time is 05:15 hrs. The official competition runners will be started first at 05:10 hrs. The start will be open from 05:15 hrs to approximately 06:30 hrs to allow a staggered start of all participants. Any person not passing the electronic start reader will be credited with a 05:15 hrs start and excluded from team or individual trophy competitions. Note: The C2B start at Coniston Sports & Social Club will be open from 09:00 hrs to approximately 11:00 hrs to allow a staggered start of all C2B participants, and minimise congestion on the walk route. The ‘elapsed time’ (not finish time) will determine the overall finishing positions, and will also be used to determine places in the team competitions. A full listing will be published at the Sports and Social Club in the afternoon. The committee recognises the increasing ‘friendly rivalry’ often expressed between competing teams, and where adjudication is necessary, all parties must accept that the referee’s decision is final.

 

K2B Trophy Categories

 

Team Trophies
Resolution Cup The best performance in a closed competition between teams from ships of the Royal Navy built at Barrow and Barrow Shipyard Teams
L Redshaw Cup The team having the best walking performance, as determined by the total number of points scored
K2B Walk Challenge Cup The best walking performance by a team from outside the Furness area
Vanguard Cup The best performance by a Youth team with not more than two members of the team over sixteen years of age.
Charity Challenge Trophy The best walking performance by a BAE SYSTEMS team
W Richardson Trophy The best performance by a team from the Armed Services other than those teams eligible for the Resolution Cup
Ladies Team Trophy The first "All Ladies" Team home
Individual Trophies
Best Performance Cup First man home
JM Redshaw Cup First Lady home
Sandy Woods Boys Trophy First male under 17 years home
Sandy Woods Girls Trophy First female under 17 years home

Team Awards

For K2B team awards, ‘Best Performance’ is identified as the maximum number of points raised in the shortest possible time. The ‘maximum number of points’ that is achievable by any team is 200. This is divided by the number of ‘starting’ team members up to a maximum of 20 points each. For example, a team of ten can achieve a maximum 200 points, so can a team of twelve, but a team of nine can only achieve 180 points (9 x 20 = 180). This means that the optimum number in a ‘competitive team’ is ten, each person walking for 20 points. By the same factoring mechanism, the ‘maximum’ number of team points accumulated by a participant upon reaching each checkpoint is provided as follows:

Checkpoint Location Max Points
1 Grasmere 1
2 Elterwater 2
3 Coniston 4
4 Water Park 6
5 Lowick Church 7
6 Rake Cross Roads 8
7 Marton 11
8 Dalton 15
Finish Hawcoat Park Sports Club 20

The "shortest possible time" is determined by the last person in the team to finish.

Individual Awards

Competitors for the K2B First Man/Woman/Boy/Girl Trophies should preferably start together. There will be a special start-point set up adjacent the marshal’s desk at the K2B start, where runners (or fast walkers) competing for these trophies will need to register. Competitors will be started at 05:10 hours. Any competitor arriving later than 05:10 hrs can still compete for the trophies provided he/she passes the electronic start reader to record their start time.