Distance: 4.8 km (3 miles)
Ascent: 340m (1,115 ft)
Race HQ: Reliance Garage, Glossop, SK13 6JR
Cost: £5 plus £1 booking fee
Entry Limit: not stated
Start Time: 7.15 pm
Two hills for the price of one!! A lot of ascent for such a short distance!!
The Herod Farm Fell Race is organised by Glossopdale Harriers and is famed for the “2nd hill”.
Normally, short fell races are run on an up and back basis - so once you have got all the climbing out of the way, there is little else to do except run like hellfire to get back down to the bottom of the hill. Herod Farm is different.
It follows all the usual bits, like running up a hill at the beginning, followed by a descent, but then there is another ascent, up the back of the hill, to the same height, but at at steeper incline. THIS is where the race is won or lost, and it is on THIS ascent where places are generally finally decided.
For further information, please see the event website page below:-
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