Distance: Leg 1: 6.7 km (401 miles), Leg 2: 11 km (6.8 miles), Leg 3: 7.5 km (4.7 miles) & Leg 4 11 km (6.8 miles)
Ascent: Leg 1: 440m (1,440 ft), Leg 2: 890m (2,920 ft), Leg 3: 570m (1,870 ft) & Leg 4: 900m (2,950 ft)
Race HQ: King George V Playing Fields, Patterdale CA11 0PJ
Cost: Team entry only (via SiEntries) - paid for by the Club
Entry Limit: not stated. Entry on the day only if race not full
Start Time: 9.15 am
All Holmfirth Harriers competing get 15 points for the Club Fell Championship
This event is set in the heart of the Lake District Fells and takes place every year on the first Sunday in October. It is competed by around 70 teams from across the country, but mainly the North of England. It is the longest-running mountain relay in the country.
The race is a tough one, with four legs each throwing up their separate challenges, including hard climbs and steep descents on difficult terrain. The route requires careful navigation especially in bad weather, with no GPS allowed, so it is imperative that clubs only enter if they are confident that all 8 runners have the ability & experience to cope with these conditions…. it is not a race for novices wanting to enter their first fell race, or for runners who cannot read a map. The race also represents one of the highlights of the fell running calendar with keen racing across some magnificent mountain terrain, and is always a great social day out ending with many stories & shared experiences.
Each of the four legs is run in pairs (so 8 runners per team) and teams compete in Open, Ladies, Mixed or Vets categories.
A race for serious fell runners this one, or at least those competent on the fells
See event website below for full details:-
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay
Like the other fell relays Phil Hobbs and Helen Haigh will select teams and reserves from those available. All relays are a logistical nightmare to arrange teams, so if you do say you are available please keep the date open and only give back word if absolutely essential i.e. injury, illness or personal reasons. If you are down as a reserve you still need to keep the date available as nearly every year people are forced to withdraw, often at the last minute. this leads to frantic phone calls by the team captains to try and rearrange legs!
Last date for letting Phil and Helen know you can run is 18th September.
Please enter your availability by using the links below and/or emailing the team captains.
Entries are paid for on a team basis, by the Club
Entries open mid July and close mid-August and are limited to 70 teams. Full details on website (see above)