2018 will see the third running of this race that takes in the superb private estate of Castle Carr as well as much of Midgley Moor.
AL- 24km (15miles) / 1200m (4000′)
Sunday 2nd Sep 2018
Main start: 11am (early start available at 10:30am for runners who would expect to be in the last 20% of the field.)
|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 200. Pre-entry will open in July (details will be published here.)|
|Prizes||10 year categories with prizes for u21s & u23s|
|Age limit||Over 18.|
|Race Organiser||Bill Johnson – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (01422) 881465|
|What shall I carry?||You must carry:
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||Because part of the route is through private land, below is a map of the recommended route to recce on.
Start by crossing Dimmin Dale to the gate on the edge of the estate, and then do an anticlockwise loop.
This recce route is 14 miles with 3200′ climb.
-On race day, 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.
Hint: the route shown onto the moor is not mandatory. There are several stiles that may cause bottlenecks. If you do not want to queue at the stiles, carry 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:
|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.
|Results||PDF: 2017 | 2016
Excel: 2017 | 2016
|MU21||Noah Hurton||2:15:32||Eden Runners||2017|
|MU23||Noah Hurton||2:15:32||Eden Runners||2017|
|MV40||Karl Gray||2:04:40||Calder Valley||2017|
|MV60||William Procter||2:37:15||Helm Hill||2017|
|MV70||David Tait||3:09:41||Dark Peak||2017|
|FU21||Hannah Russell||2:44:51||Helm Hill||2017|
|FV50||Anna Jane Meeks||2:55:13||Borrowdale||2017|