Howards Way at Wadsworth

Good job January is ‘dry’! You know it’s February when the ‘beast’ that is, the Wadsworth Trog, is upon us! This classic fell race takes in 19 miles of rugged, local moorland and fells with 3640ft of tough climbing.

Calder Valley’s international star, Ben Mounsey summed up The Trog and his attempts to ‘tame it’: “What makes this route so challenging is the terrain. The boggy ground saps your legs of energy and it’s a constant battle with the tussocks and the mud. The weather is usually inclement on race day and you have to be able to navigate as very little of the route is flagged. Not surprising then that many people refer to it as ‘The Beast’. Only tough, seasoned fell runners need apply.”

With thirteen checkpoints and cut off times, speed and navigational skills are of the essence.

Start line of The Trog

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