The Senior Fell Race, of approx 6 miles & 2400 feet of elevation starts from the main ring at 2.00pm.
The runners will then make their way across the main Coniston/Torver road and up towards the fell wall CP1 (& CP3 on return leg) (south of parking area at Coniston Fell Gate) then crossing the wet bog and Walna Scar road at the foot of the Old Man below the quarry. Runners choose their own route from CP1 & ascend some 2400 ft to the top of the mountain (CP2) & return the same way via CP3 to finish in the main arena. Runners have to visit the three marshalled check points (CP’s) on the way. The course is marked up to the fell wall (CP1) - from here they choose their own route.
Some of the race should be visible from the show field, especially when on the final ascent, so don’t forget your binoculars. The winner is expected to take approx 55 mins and the slowest about 90 mins.
Records— Men Alistair Dunn 52.36 (2006) - Lady Jackie Lee 62.16 (2007)
RUNNERS BE AWARE — large crowds/traffic when exiting and returning to main arena, especially via Coniston Hall farmyard & the funnel. Watch the drainage ditch crossing the funnel near the start & take care crossing the main road. Maps and race instructions are on display in the Secretary/Entries tent.
ENTRY IS FREE BUT RUNNERS MUST CARRY EQUIPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH FRA RULES - See race entry on FRA website.for details
PRIZES FOR : Men, Ladies, vets & senior race team prize
INDIVIDUAL WINNER for the perpetual Donald Bownass Challenge Trophy Dates back to 1978
Full results list available — see envelopes at entries tent or on web page within a few days
DON’T FORGET THE BEER TENT AFTER THE RACE