Fell Race - Lakes TBD
Fri 26th Oct - Sun 28th Oct, 2018
The Annual Fell Race. Friday 26th- Sunday 28th October, Organiser: Duncan Lee
Cups, prizes (don’t get too excited) and glory are all up for grabs in the usual categories of the Fastest Lady, Fastest Man , the Handicap and the Concordia Trophy for the best first time effort by a club member.
This years race will be based from the FRCC hut, Beetham Cottage in Patterdale with the race taking place on the Sunday morning. At present we have a limited number of spaces in the hut (this may increase nearer the time as spaces are at present reserved for FRCC members) with 4 beds in a male dorm, 3 female beds, 2 spots in a mixed dorm and one camping spot. So let me know if you want a space reserving for you. The cost is £9 per night for members, £12 for guests.
The race as always is on the Sunday thus leaving Saturday free to explore the area on foot or to go climbing if the weather permits. In case of a heat wave Dove Crag is a fine venue as is Scrubby Crag which is home to the 3 star classic VS Grendel. If the cloud is on the hills there are lots of low level crags to go at such as Gowbarrow or, a bit further afield, the bolts at Bram Crag Quarry.
On the Sunday the race will follow the usual format with the walkers setting forth at 10.30am and the runners at 11am. The route will be approximately 12 miles and will require the ability to navigate or to follow someone who can. As always there will be a little bit of up and down and 2 or 3 checkpoints to find along the way. Hopefully we will be blessed with better weather than last year.
Hot soup is guaranteed for those that run, walk or help and I might even try to bake a cake but it’ll probably be flapjack again. Volunteers for checkpoint duty would be most appreciated.
Hope to see you on the day.
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