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Ian Roberts Fell Race BS 2011



Sunday March 13th 2011, 11am



Marsden Cricket Club - from 09:30 am.


Race start is about 10 minutes walk from registration.


Given the weather over recent months come prepared to carry kit suitable for winter conditions i.e. full waterproof body cover.


Please note:

The cricket club is currently renovating the changing rooms, so there will be only limited changing facilities available. We have been asked by the cricket club committee to remind all runners to try & keep the clubhouse as clean as possible. Please ensure that after the race you take off any muddy, wet shoes and do not clean your shoes or socks in the sinks in the toilets. Failure to respect the cricket club’s facilities may jeopardise future races.


Flagged route


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After the success of last year’s race, we think we have settled on the race route, which will be the same as 2010 - the tussocks are here to stay!


Ian Roberts 2011 – race route description:


  • Straight along the track to road crossing (1)
  • Flagged tussocky trod then gently uphill to reach the catchwater; along catchwater to junction (2)
  • This time continue along catchwater to a boggy area beneath Swellands dam Up to footbridge (3) and along a decent trod to another footbridge at Black Moss (4)
  • Join Pennine Way path here and follow it to junction with Standedge Trail (5)
  • Follow Standedge Trail eastwards to junction with a narrow path by a catchwater (6)
  • Turn off left along catchwater to reach road (7)
  • Left on the road briefly, then straight up Pule Hill (8); good path gently downhill above edge and quarries
  • At (9) a path comes up an incline to the left, but instead head right (east) on another of those tussocky trods (something of a local speciality). Eventually re-join the main track near the start
  • Same as outwards route along track, across the road (10). Follow outwards route up to the catchwater. At the junction (11) follow flags down and leftwards on occasional sheeptrods becoming even more tussocky lower down.
  • Cross stream in the bottom of Butterly Clough and go up to cross a fence (care with the stile) and reach a stone wall. Follow walls to join a good path which zig-zags down to again cross the Butterly Clough stream lower down at a footbridge. Short sharp uphill to cross a stile and follow a narrow path along a fence and over another stile to reach the cricket ground and finish.





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