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Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

Saturday 11th May 2024
Information for runners here

You must have fell racing experience and be able to navigate with a map and compass to enter this race. This is not an ideal first fell race.

AM. 14.5km / 914m

Start time 11am

Cost: £12 FRA members, £15 non FRA members

Enter on the Timing Up North website from March 1st 2024

Venue: Rydal Hall Ambleside. GR NY367063

Experience required / Local knowledge useful / Navigational skills essential

The course is only marked from the start to the fell gate at the bottom of the Nab Scar climb. You must follow the flags

You must keep to the East side of the wall coming off Dove Crag

Please note that the FRA do not allow the use of certain GPS functions for navigation in their races, you must be able to navigate using a map and compass to enter this race on the high fells

Records: Male, Jacob Adkin, 01.14.45, 2021. Female, Phillipa Williams, 01.27.09, 2023

Teams: 3 to count

Parking £3 per car in official race car park only, signed from the A591. There is strictly no parking at Rydal Hall and the lane leading up to the Hall, which will be policed.

Checkpoints

  • C1 – Stile Nab Scar – GR 356071
  • C2 – Great Rigg summit – GR 355104 (cut off 1hr 30 after start of race)
  • C3 – Fairfield summit – GR 358118
  • C4 – Dove Crag summit – GR 374104
  • C5 – Gate Low Sweden Bridge – GR 374055

Race organiser:- Rob Harper

Telephone:- 07887 985654

Email:- fairfield.aac@gmail.com

Results

Fairfield Horseshoe was first ran as a race in 1966 and is one of the oldest courses in the calendar. Below are as many previous results as could be found. The course as it is currently, with Jacob Adkin’s and Phillipa William’s records from 2021 and 2023 respectively, has been the same since the 1992 but prior to that descended direct from Low Pike and was somewhat quicker. If you have any of the results missing below, either digital or hard copy, then please contact Dan at danmunro2014@gmail.com

2023  449 runners

2022   275 runners

2021   219 runners

2020 – No race due to COVID

2019  232 runners   report here

2018  304 runners

2017  371 runners

2016  316 runners

2015  209 runners

2014  278 runners

2013  412 runners

2012  291 runners

2011  298 runners

2010  379 runners

2009  291 runners

2008  290 runners

2007  456 runners

2006  251 runners

2005  298 runners

2004  218 runners

2003  167 runners

2002  192 runners

2001 no race due to foot and mouth

2000   505 runners

1999   307 runners

1998   175 runners

1997   202 runners

1996   336 runners

1995   193 runners

1994 missing – can you help?

1993   331 runners

1992   418 runners

1991   327 runners

1990   421 runners

1989   381 runners

1988   426 runners

1987   367 runners

1986   412 runners

1985 ‘Reebok Challenge’   64 runners

1985   379 runners

1984   279 runners

1983   251 runners

1982 missing – can you help?

1981  288 runners

1980 missing – can you help?

1979  286 runners

1978  295 runners

1971 to 1977 missing – can you help?

1970   55 runners

1969   34 runners

1968   29 runners

1967   31 runners

1966 missing – can you help?

List of winners 1966 to 1984