2022 will see the sixth running of this tough race that takes in the stunning private estate of Castle Carr as well as Midgley Moor, Warley Moor and Wadsworth Moor
AL- 24km (15miles) / 1200m (4000′)
Sunday 23rd October 2022 – 11am
Early start available at 10:30am for runners who would expect to be in the last 20% of the field.
FRA members £8; non-FRA members £10
Pre-entry details posted here nearer the date.
18 years old
The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA rules and is therefore a non-GPS race. You are allowed to use a GPS device to record your route and display your distance travelled during the race. However electronic devices cannot be used to aid navigation except in the case of an emergency. If you choose to use any GPS functions to navigate to safety you must declare yourself as a non-competitive participant at the finish.
FRA mandatory minimum kit is compulsory including waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated attached hood) + hat (not a buff) + gloves + map + compass (not out of a Christmas cracker) + whistle + emergency food.
Kit check prior to race number allocation on the day. Not the correct kit you won't be allowed to race.
The race route goes through the Castle Carr estate to checkpoint 1 and then does an anticlockwise tour of the moors around the estate.
Once the circuit is done, you head back through the estate to the finish. The route will be flagged through the private Castle Carr estate, but apart from that will only be flagged at a few key points.
Please do not go through the private Castle Carr estate before race day.
1: SE027307 trod
2: SE011303 standing stone
3: SE007276 path junction
4: SE010264 path at bottom of woods
5: SE014278 Sheepstones trig
6: SE020267 gate
7: SE022276 Crow Hill (timeout at 14:00)
8: SE034302 Rocking Stone
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.
Map for recce runs
Race route on the day
Male - 1:56:22 - Sam Tosh, Rossendale (2017)
MU21 - 2:15:32 - Noah Hurton, Eden Runners (2017)
MU23 - 2:15:32 - Noah Hurton, Eden Runners (2017)
MV40 - 2:04:40 - Karl Gray, CVFR (2017)
MV50 - 2:16:22 - Mark Roberts, Borrowdale FR (2017)
MV60 - 2:37:15 - William Procter, Helm Hill (2017)
MV70 - 3:09:41 - David Tait, Dark Peak (2017)
Female - 2:16:12 - Victoria Wilkinson, Bingley Harriers (2017)
FU21 - 2:44:51 - Hannah Russell, Helm Hill (2017)
FU23 - 2:36:27 - Annie Roberts, Todmorden Harriers (2017)
FV40 - 2:21:35 - Lous Roberts, Ambleside (2017)
FV50 - 2:55:13 - Anna Jane Meeks, Borrowdale FR (2017)
FV60 - 3:09:37 - Pat Goodall, Totley AC (20187)
From 5 races
Paul Hobbs (Todmorden) = 4
Tom Smith (Bowland) = 4
Philip Hobbs (Holmfirth) = 3
Gavin Mulholland (CVFR) = 3
Phil Wells (CVFR) = 3
Andrew Worster (CVFR) = 3
Anne Johnson (CP4) = 5
Anthony Costello = 4
Jocasta Fletcher = 4
Mick Fryer (CP8) = 4
Bob Howard = 4
Sue Martin (road after CP6) = 4
John Nunn (CP6) = 4
Mike Wardle = 4
Dougie Zinis (sweep) = 4 (plus 1 race finish)