***Due to Coronavirus restrictions the Three Shires race is cancelled in 2020***
Saturday 19th September 2020
- Distance: 20km / 12.4miles
- Climb: 1220m / 4003ft
Free food provided by junior orienteers at the finish.
Entry fee £12.
Enter on the Sport Ident website from 1st June
Entries close 12th September.
There will be no entries on the day!
Venue (no parking)
Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale, Ambleside.
Take Coniston road out of Ambleside and follow for 3 miles before turning Right for Little Langdale and Wrynose Pass. After mile turn Left for Little Langdale and Wrynose Pass. Follow road for 1 mile to race venue – please do not attempt to park at the race venue, see details below for parking at Hodge Close and follow signs and instructions
Parking will be on the hard standing at Hodge Close Quarry. Follow the A593 from Ambleside towards Coniston (past the turning for Wrynose and the Three Shires) until you see the race parking signs. Then follow the signs. Please do not attempt to park anywhere else in the valley. The car park is a 25 minute walk from the Three Shires Inn so please leave extra time. is in fields adjacent to the start. No charge.
Follow tracks to intake gate at GR 296 023
CP1 – Wetherlam – GR 288 011
CP2 – Swirl How – GR 273 006
CP3 – Three Shires Stone – GR 276 027
CP4 – Pike O’Blisco – GR 272 042
Please ensure you pass over footbridge at south end of Blea Tarn.
CP5 – Lingmoor – GR 302 046
Follow flags from Intake Gate at GR 314 038 to race finish.
NB The Three Shires Stone Checkpoint will close 2hours after the start. This will be strictly enforced in the interest of your safety and transport back is not provided. If timed out you must still report Race Registration on your return.
Please note that Ambleside AC do not allow the use of certain GPS functions for navigation in their races, in line with FRA rules. Before you enter, please read our rationale and details of the rules here
FELL RACING IS DANGEROUS!
The Three Shires Race is a serious undertaking. The race organisers will try to make the race as safe as possible but we cannot be responsible for you during this event! You should not enter these fells unless you have the appropriate navigation and mountain craft skills and equipment. If you aren’t sure what that means then please don’t enter you may be putting yourself at risk.
The race is run under FRA Rules and we will check that the following minimum kit is carried:- MAP, COMPASS, WHISTLE, FULL WET WEATHER COVER, HAT AND GLOVES. Emergency rations are advised.
WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO PETE PLAND SPORTS AND THE THREE SHIRES INN WHO KINDLY SPONSOR THE RACE
Selwyn and Elaine
2019 241 runners
2018 233 runners
2017 172 runners
2016 212 runners
2015 260 runners
2014 227 runners
2013 211 runners
2012 250 runners
2011 288 runners
2010 294 runners
2009 279 runners
2008 320 runners
If you have a digital or hard copy of any results prior to 2008 please contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org