Red Screes Downhill Club Champs Race
Tuesday 27th June 2017
Ever wondered who the best descender in the club is? Well wonder no longer, the race you have been waiting for is here. This one-off Kamikaze Downhill affair is part of the club champs in 2017. The concept is simple. We all start together at the summit of Red Screes and descend the long broad ridge to the south. The first to the door of the Golden Rule pub on Kirkstone Road in Ambleside wins.
Meet on summit at 7.40pm for a 7.45pm mass start. To encourage people not to skimp on kit to save weight, there will be a clear kit requirement, dependent on the weather, posted on club Facebook and website that day.
Please do not climb any walls or deviate too wildly from the path down the shoulder of Red Screes. This being fellrunning, cunning fast lines are absolutely encouraged, of which there are a few. Those of you familiar with the descent might recognise the points marked on the image below. In the interests of fairness, everyone needs to know that the wall gap at the northern most point and the low gate at the southern one are IN as crossing points. There is a decent trod joining the two. The gate requires a little step over or ‘shimmy’ through! Still time for a recce!
Can I please appeal to everyone to be super careful on the 700m of road at the end? If anyone can help by synching watches with me at 6.30pm then taking times at the end from about 8pm then please let me know. No-one except the runners are needed at the summit. Finally, there is no charge for this race as it comes free as part of your membership of the Greatest Fellrunning Club on Earth.
Beers and Prizes in the Rule afterwards. See you there, Dan