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Holme Moss Fell Race
13th July 2008
Finish line and place of infinite tea
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
|Distance||17.5 Miles in 2008||17.1 Miles|
|Total Climbs||4500 ft||4000 ft|
I wore trail shoes but regretted it on the steep, grassy descents. Fell shoes recommended.
Laddow Rocks, you clamber up here
Holmfirth Harriers did a great job organising the race. It was pretty hot and they ferried water to some difficult places (e.g. top of Laddow Rocks) to help us. The £5 entry fee included a T-shirt, big sandwich, cake and unlimited refills of tea and coffee. They even had a bar. There was a generous prize list (although, controversially, cases of stella for the winning men's team but not for the winning ladies team). Typical vet prizes were £15 up and running vouchers.
All in all a top, 'proper' fell race organised by generous folk who know what they are doing.
Height Profile of Race
OS Map (checkpoints flagged)
Copyright John Mayall 2008.