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Noon Stone Fell Race
From Lumbutts, Todmorden, Lancs,
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
|Distance||9 Miles||8.6 Miles|
|Electronic Traces||Google Earth(KML) and .mmo and .csv|
The snow made this a beautiful race. Pictures. Ran on snow for the last 2 years. Hot on way up then bitterly cold over the moors. Start and end flagged but you have to find your own way to the checkpoints on the moors where there are no paths. Hard under foot. Tussocks and heather. Easier than Winter Hill. Fell shoes essential and not recommended for beginners. Excellent, well run event.
I had forgotten what a hard race this is, much harder than the stats suggest. Full fell safety gear mandatory. The unflagged parts have large parts which are not paths, but heather, bogs and slippery peat. Its definitely not one for beginners or road runners. The organisation by Tod Harriers was excellent. There was a very strong wind to add to the fun. Slight problem with parking - over 200 raced so there were about 136 cars and not enough space for them This meant parking about half a mile away. Car sharing is recommended for next year.
Height Profile of Race
01 March 2008, (C) Copyright John Mayall 2006.