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Thieveley Pike Fell Race

Registration is in the Church Hall opposite the Ram Inn.

  Advertised Statistics Measured Statistics (2014)
Distance 4.2 Miles 4.2 Miles
Total Climbs 1,300ft 1,100ft

2014 Update about 140 took part this year.  The organizers took great care to count everyone out and back.   The course packed a lot of climbs into the short distance, some of which were very steep.  The final run in is a blast and a little longer than you might expect. Very well run event.

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This is tough shorty of a race, with a lot of ascent packed into not many miles.  I would definitely recommend it (take your flask and butties).

The race starts in a field next to the Ram Inn and takes an initial lap round the field, then along a trail to the first climb.  The climb was VERY steep and there was quite a queue walking up it.  The course has some great, steep descents (watch out for the dug out channels in places!). I don't know whether it was fatigue from the climbs or just a bad day, but I found myself walking at some points where I felt I should have been running.

Fell shoes were handy for blasting down the steep descents.

Good points:  Tough and interesting course, well marshalled and flagged, efficient registration.  Plenty of photographers and even a video!  Runners of high standard. Suitable for all abilities.

Could be better: Small car park full, parking on busy main road, only 1 trap in toilets (queues), no hot drinks, snacks or butties available at end.  Results took a while.

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