Castle Carr

2017 will see the second running of this new race that takes in the superb private estate of Castle Carr as well as much of Midgley Moor.

AL- 24km (15miles) / 1220m (4000′)
Sunday 3rd Sep 2017
Main start: 11am (early start available at 10:30am for slower runners.)

Parking is limited, so PLEASE EITHER COME BY TRAIN (just over a mile [uphill] from Hebden Bridge station to race registration) or CAR SHARE.

Registration will open at 9am.
There is an early start at 10:30 for runners who would expect to be in the last 20% of the field. That’s so that you can get back to the pub earlier, and have a bit more leeway for the 2pm timeout at CP7. No-one was close to being timed out last year – its a generous timeout.
Don’t join the early start if you are not one of the slower runners – if you do, you may get to a checkpoint before the marshal and have to wait for them to arrive before you can dib in!
The main start is at 11am.

Facebook  Castle Carr FB page. Link here
Where? The Hare and Hounds Pub, Chiserley (Old Town)
near Hebden Bridge. HX7 8TN.
Grid ref: SE 005 280
How much? £10. Entry limit 400. Pre-entry only:
Prizes 5 year categories with prizes for u21s & u23s
Age limit Over 18.
Race Organiser Bill Johnson – contact: or (01422) 881465
What shall I carry? You must carry:

  • waterproof whole body cover with hood and taped seams
  • hat and gloves
  • map of the route, suitable for navigating with
  • a proper compass (not out of a Christmas cracker!)
  • whistle
  • emergency food

Bring your kit to registration because it will be checked there.

Route Notes The route will mostly be unflagged. You must be able to find your way between the checkpoints.

The race goes through the private estate of Castle Carr. Please do not go through the out-of-bounds area shown on the recce map before race day. The route through the estate will be well flagged for the race.

There will be organised recces of the race route on Sunday July 16th and Aug 20th. Check the race Facebook page for details (link above)

Route Map The race route goes across the Castle Carr estate to checkpoint 1, then does a complete anticlockwise circuit around the estate and moors. Once the full circuit is done (checkpoint 9), retrace your steps across the estate to the finish.Apart from through the private estate, the route shown in yellow on the map is not mandatory. On the moor you will need to decide on your best route. Off the moor the best route is almost certainly the route shown in yellow. In any event do not trespass. Do not climb walls or fences.The route will mostly not be flagged. You must be able to find your way between the checkpoints.Hint: the route shown onto the moor from the start is not mandatory. There are several stiles that may cause bottlenecks. If you do not want to queue at the stiles, carry on on the track to come onto the moor slightly further northwest (as the old Tom Tittiman race used to go).
See this map for options:Castle Carr start
Checkpoints 1: SE027307 trod
2: SE011303 standing stone
3: SE007276 path junction
4: SE010264 path at bottom of woods
5: SE014278 sheepstones trig
6: SE021266 gate into woods
7: SE022276 crow hill (timeout at 14:00)
8: SE034302 rocking stone
9: SE027307 trod (same as checkpoint 1)
NB: there is a timeout at CP7. If you arrive there after 2pm you must check in with the marshal there, retire and make your own way back to the start/finish.
Records Male – 1:56:22 Sam Tosh (Rossendale, 2017)
Female – 2:16:12 Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley, 2017)
Results PDF: 2017 | 2016
Excel: 2017 | 2016

The 2006 British Relays were hosted in Castle Carr:


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