SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2023
Entries open on SI entries here
A detailed overview of the challenges this race presents are on this ‘FRA matrix’ here
You must read this information in this matrix carefully if you are entering the race for the first time
AL 21.1km/1450m (12.5 miles/4600ft)
Race start: 11am
Entry fee: £12 FRA members £15 non-FRA members
Teams: (Men 4, Ladies 3) free
This race is over a rough, tough course with almost exclusively rocky and slippy ground. The weather in October is rarely ‘pleasant’ and the fells are often clagged in, making navigation difficult on a course with many pathless sections. If you are at all unsure of your ability to complete the course safely, you should gain more experience and come back another year. Previous experience of similar races will be asked for as part of the entry system: 2 medium or long mountainous (Lakes, Scotland, N Wales) category A ‘non-GPS’ fell races in previous 3 years, or similar relevant experience (significant mountain experience)
Please read the FRA safety requirements here before you enter.
Please also note that Ambleside AC do not allow the use of certain GPS functions for navigation in their races, in line with FRA rules.
Narrow roads – please car share if possible.
Organiser: Dan Duxbury
Tel: 01539 728249
Cost is £12 for FRA members and £15 for non-FRA members. Join the FRA here.
Enter on SI entries from 1st August. Limit of 550.
Entries close 4pm Wednesday 4th October 2023
There are no refunds but substitutions can be made on SI entries up to the Wednesday before the race.
We are afraid that for every damaged or lost dibber Sport Ident charge £30, so we have to pass this charge on to the individual competitor. Please look after them!
Race parking and registration near the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at the head of Langdale valley
|Description||Grid Ref||Closing Time|
|2 Thunacar Knott||279080|
|3 Esk Hause Shelter||235083||12.55|
|5 Crinkle Crags||249049||14.15|
|6 Pike O’Blisco||271042||14.50|
|7 Cattle Grid||289051|
CUT OFF TIMES IN PLACE TO PROTECT FELL TOP MARSHALS (may be relaxed in fair weather)
Esk Hause shelter 12.55 (after 1hr 55mins)
Crinkle Crags 14.15
Men: 1.55.03, A. Styan, 1977
Women: 2.22.50, V. Wilkinson, 2016
To encourage elite runners to attack the above, a cash prize of £100 to the men’s and/or women’s winner should they break the record.
2023 253 runners
2022 421 runners
2021 269 runners
2020 – no race due to COVID
2019 397 runners
2018 242 runners
2017 345 runners
2016 390 runners
2015 380 runners
2014 375 runners
2011 364 runners
2007 237 finishers
2006 325 runners
2005 369 finishers
2004 272 finishers
2003 346 finishers
2002 219 finishers
2001 No race – Foot & Mouth
2000 202 finishers
1999 259 finishers
1983 No race
1982 Race to Scafell & back
1981 1st only.