Loughrigg Fell Race
Wednesday 12th April 2023
4 miles/1080 feet
6.4 km/330 metres
7pm start from Rothay Park, Ambleside
Pre-enter on SI entries from March 2023
£5 FRA members
£7 non-FRA members
Age clarification: You must turn 15 before 31/12/2023 to take part.
For many, this popular early season evening race heralds the start of Summer. A four mile out and back blast from Rothay Park in Ambleside, this race packs a lot into its short length.
The race starts with a mad dash for the bridge and the exit out of the park. Over the cattle grid and on to the steep climb up the tarmac road which soon levels out and gives way to gravel track. Continuing to gradually climb, you will pass through 2 gates on the bridleway before reaching the final gate and a sharp right turn on to the fell proper. From here the route has a few short sharp climbs interspersed with some fast runnable stretches before the last pull up a pitched path and into the summits view. From here its a quick crawl up the crag to the summit cairn before retracing your steps all the way back to Rothay Park.
Please read the FRA safety requirements here before you enter.
Organiser: Paul Tierney
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 07960470415
Male: Jacob Adkin – 25.26 – 2021
Female: Sarah McCormack – 29.39 – 2017
2023 178 runners
2022 172 runners
2021 108 runners (numbers restricted)
2020 No race due to COVID
2018 208 runners
2017 189 runners
2016 174 runners
2014 195 runners
2013 176 runners
2012 125 runners
2011 117 runners
2010 139 runners
2009 115 runners
2008 105 runners
2007 136 runners
2006 89 runners
Dave Holcroft at Loughrigg before his cycling addiction took hold