Three Shires Fell Race
Saturday 16th September 2023
- Distance: 20km / 12.4miles
- Climb: 1220m / 4003ft
Entry fee £12 FRA members £14 non FRA members
Enter on SI entries on 1st July
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 Tilberthwaite and follow signs and instructions
Unfortunately this year we have lost our usual car park in Hodge Close Quarry. After a full week of investigating potential replacements with no positive results, and discovering (again) that that there is no flat field within a mile of Race Assembly, we have an agreement to use one of Steven Dugdale’s fields at Tilberthwaite Farm, which sadly means you’ll be walking 30 minutes to the Start rather than 20. The only alternative would have been to cancel the race, but of course being fellrunners we dont give up! The good news is that the route, though off road, is flat and cycle friendly – why not bring a bike? You’ll be directed to the car park from the Ambleside – Coniston road: please have £3 ready to pay at the gate.
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 the FRA do not allow use of GPS for navigation.
Please read the FRA safety requirements here before you enter.
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
2023 233 runners
2022 248 runners
2021 164 runners
2020 – No race Due to COVID
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