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PCR TT Series
October Challenge 2023
How Far Will You Go?

 October 1st - 31st




Welcome To The 8th Edition of the

PCR October Challenge:



PCR TT Series

October Challenge


Plymouth, Devon and surrounding area


October 01 2023 12:00 AM

October 31 2023 11:59 PM


The Plymouth Coastal Runners (PCR) Time Trial (TT) is a ‘virtual’ time trial normally held on the first weekend of every month. A different route each month. It's virtual in the sense all routes are set up as Strava ‘segments’ so there is no set start time; you can go out whenever you like, on your own or with a group. Run, Walk, Crawl, everyone's invited, even the pets! Results are collected at the end to produce a leaderboard. For more info Click Here: TT Series

For October only, rather than just one weekend you have the whole of the month (1st-31st October) to run the set routes as many times as you want with your fastest result being used in the final leaderboard for each route. However, for your time to be counted on the leaderboard, an entrance fee of
£30 has to be paid. In return for this you get a months worth of TTs, a medal to rival last years, PCR bootbag and at least £££5 (as long as we get the numbers) split between SWCPA (33%), Alzheimer's Research UK (33%) and MS Society UK (33%).

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This years PCR October Challenge will be focussed on how far you personally can go and how far as a collective we can VIRTUALLY traverse the 630mile long SWCP (TT's only of course)Twelve routes are available, to complete at your leisure during the month as many times as you like. Whether you complete one or all twelve is entirely up to you. The routes are each of the ones you have completed this year in REVERSE plus one new one from the Cremyll Ferry around Mt Edgcumbe and the three original TT's. 

You still get the goodies as long as you complete one of the routes - It's about getting you out exploring... not beasting yourself to the n'th degree unless that's what you're in it for... Some may do one in the month, some may do one a week (maybe the ones you've missed this year)


The event relies on Strava to record the time over the specific route segments. Therefore, after you have signed up for the event, if you don’t have an account on Strava you will need to create one. You can use a GPS watch or the free Strava app on a smartphone to record your adventures upon the routes set. Take part whenever you like, day or night. Run, Walk, Crawl. Whatever you fancy! The whole family, dogs and any other pets that you fancy taking out are all invited!

Once you have finished, make sure the activity is set to run (even if you walked), Who Can See it set to Everyone and Map visibility settings off. If you got the segment, you don't need to do anything else, if you didn't send the link to Share your experience on the Facebook group if you like. Repeat as many times as you wish during the month.

You may have guessed, marking these routes and expecting them to stay up for a whole month is not going to happen, everyone will receive printable paper maps and all the usual electronic mapping resources of a usual TT.

For all routes and timings please start and stop your GPS in the set location, Strava will record your time for the segment. The set locations will ensure you get the segment.


Our medals have got a name for themselves over the last few years! This is another must have PCR MEDAL along with a BOOTBAG for those muddy shoes! The PCR Social Pub Crawl (Drinking is not enforced) is taking place 30th September and if we have the bootbags by then I will dish them out! I hope to sort a social or two later in the year or early January which will be the time to collect your bling. If for whatever reason you can't make it, you will be able to pick them up from me in Plymouth as per previous years. 


33% of the profits will go to the SWCP and 33% to Alzheimer’s Research UK. The other 33% will go to MS Society UK, following one of our members being diagnosed

Last year following a series of balance and vision issues a mate and PCR member who has been around since the beginning was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


MS, an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the layer that surrounds and protects the nerves (myelin sheath) in the brain and spinal cord. This damages and scars the sheath, and potentially the underlying nerves, meaning that messages travelling along the nerves become slowed or disrupted.


Hideous right? So let’s do our bit to help a charity that can provide some support to them! I hear the person in question will be nailing the October Challenge as regular Exercise is prescribed!!


By signing up and being involved with the PCR TT Series and/or The October Challenge it is assumed you have read and accept the following. This is a social event and not a race. It is your responsibility to look after your own safety, not the organiser or PCR. You complete the routes in your own time, any time between 1st and 31st October inclusive. There is no insurance, prizes etc... You do the routes at your own risk. Be aware there could be muds, floods, cows, rabbit holes, dogs, other humans, horses, badgers, roads, cars etc along the way! It is also assumed that you'll have a good time exploring the coastpath and surrounding area!

For a TT attempt to be added to the leaderboard it must register as the segment on Strava. Attempts which do not register as a segment due to navigational or GPS errors will be added to the leaderboard as long as they are emailed to:

Have fun, be careful and considerate of other users of the paths! Please apply common sense regarding dogs on/off leads especially around livestock and shut gates behind you especially when animals are present! Feel free to share the event to get as many people as possible involved.

By getting involved with our events you also agree to adhere to the Countryside Code.


Kindly Supported By...

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Would your company like to sponsor the event? Please contact Luke,

You can still sign up but there are no longer medals or boot bags available. Your entry will therefore be split between the charities...

Thanks for submitting!

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