Bleasdale Circle Fell Race 2017
Saturday 18th Feb 2017 at 1pm
Where: Bleasdale Parish Hall GR SD574453
How far: 5 miles/1250' 8km/381m
Records: Male, L.Taggart 2005 35:22
Female, J.Lee 2006 43:41
Contact: Leigh Warburton
88, Mersey St
Pre entry by post, email, text or phone by 18th Feb 2016 and pay on the day (£5)
Entry limit of 120.
Very limited parking, please car share, charge of £1 per car with 2 or more occupants, £3 for cars with 1 occupant, (procceeds to the school).
Runners cycling to the event pay £2.50 entry to the race.
Please bring full waterproof body cover, map, compass, whistle, hat and gloves.
Over 18's only
The race starts from Bleasdale Parish Hall, heading north on the road for 200 metres where a cattle grid is crossed before the route leaves the road and crosses farmland for around 1500 metres, likely to be wet and muddy, passing Bleasdale Circle and on to Higher Fairsnape Farm. A farm track now climbs gradually for around 1500 metres to the fell gate. The route then climbs steeply, on rough grass and with some rocks that may be concealed, to reach Paddy’s Pole, check point. From Paddy’s Pole the route descends gradually on a fell path, grass/rock, before climbing gradually to Parlick, check point. From Parlick the route descends steeply, mainly on rough grass with some rocks that may be concealed under grass and reeds. The route then leaves the open fell descending on farmland and tracks past Blindhurst Farm and continues on a track then farmland for the final 2 km.
The route will be partially marked with tape attached to small canes, the markers must be followed.
Marshals will be recording race numbers at Paddy’s Pole, Parlick and the finish, please assist by making sure your number is clearly visible.
The route climbs to 500 metres and can be exposed to strong winds, sub zero temperatures, frozen ground, snow and ice. Competitors may be required to carry a minimum of full waterproof body cover, map, compass, whistle, hat and gloves.
Race entry does not require competitors to have previous experience of fell races though experience of traversing steep fell terrain and familiarity with winter weather conditions on the fells is recommended.
If you have doubts about your ability and experience to compete you are advised to contact the race organiser.
If you are a novice and would like to be guided over the route prior to the race you can contact the race organiser and arrangements can be made to show you around the course.
No training over the first and last part of the course which is not a public right of way.
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