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Wolf's Pit Fell Race
The finish line
Official race website
.gpx route trace (requites 7 zip to unpack)
parking was at the local Garden centre, about 15 minutes walk away from
the start field. It was
possible to park on the start field but it wasn’t recommended for
ordinary cars due to the wet conditions.
Despite some initial mocking from my Club mates, I took a small
tent to avoid having to walk to and fro between the Garden centre and
start field. I was very
glad I did and the tent was well-used for storing bags etc.. and as
shelter for our junior runner. To
re-iterate, registration was at the start field, not at the Garden
This was a
well-attended (just under 300?), very well run event with a high
standard of runner. It included two races for Juniors which were
cross-country-like and from the start field.
The seniors’ course was well marked and marshalled and
presented no navigation difficulty in good weather, even for slower
runners, because there was usually someone within sight to follow.
comprised a steep climb up and then a loop round the top on runnable
paths. There was a steep
descent on muddy paths (careful as you do a 90 degree right at the
bottom), a climb, a joint-crunching steep descent on tarmac (ouch!) and
a climb, then finally a lovely steep descent on grass to the road leading to
the start field where you also finish, slightly up-hill.
coffee, tomato soup and bread were available at the end in the start
field. They should have been 50p each but the organisers kindly gave
them away for free in 2013. Water was also available at the end.
There were no toilets in the start field (but there were plenty
of trees ;-)). There were
good toilets at the garden centre and also a café.
of official photos were available on race day via the race’s Facebook
page, including both the junior and senior races.
Prizes were given out in 10 year age categories up to MV70+. Also
there were male and female team prizes.
Next day my legs were pretty sore, probably from the steep
descents in Innov8 talons.
I have no hesitation recommending this race to all standards of fell runners, including beginners.
The initial ascent and final descent, you can just see a runner on the grass to the left
(C) John Mayall 2013all rights reserved