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Saturday 4th May 2024

Entries Open
Monday 8th January 2024
Entries Close
Thursday 2nd May 2024
Entries So Far
131 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £15.00   
Steve Paterson

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Coniston is a classic Lakeland fell race: steep and rough in places with some fantastic ridge running and an interesting final descent, depending on the line you pick.

PARKING will be at Coniston CE Primary School, LA21 8AL - GR 3046 9779. There will be a charge of £5 per car and space is limited, so please car share where possible. Payment is cash only; please bring the exact amount if you can. The car park will open at 09:30. All parking proceeds will go to the school.

No parking anywhere else in the village please as this will jeopardise the future of the race.

REGISTRATION will be at the Coniston Institute, LA21 8DU - GR 30209771 - and will open at 10:00. The route from the car park will be marked.

KIT CHECK for all runners will take place at registration prior to collecting numbers and dibbers. All runners must carry the minimum FRA mandatory kit regardless of the weather. No kit, no race.

RACE NUMBERS must be clearly displayed on the front of your vest and not folded in any way, as per FRA rules.

RUNNING/WALKING POLES are not permitted.

The race starts on the Copper Mines Road - a 2 minute walk from race registration; checkpoints are on the summits of Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Old Man; with the finish in the field adjacent to Coniston Institute. None of the route is flagged; however, you will be directed off the Copper Mines Road and up Mouldry Bank soon after the start by a marshal.

CUT-OFFS: there will be a 90 minute cut-off at Swirl Hause - GR 27830077. This will be strictly enforced.

TEAS, COFFEES, AND CAKES will be provided at the Institute by Coniston CE Primary at a small cost; payment by cash or card. All proceeds will go to the school.

PRIZE GIVING will take place in the institute at 14:30. In addition to the regular category prizes there's a £100 Pete Bland Sports voucher for anybody who sets a new men's or women's record.

Net proceeds from race entries will be donated to the local community.

Coniston Fell Race is run under FRA rules for competition. Minimum kit requirements apply and will be strictly enforced.  You should arrive at the race prepared to carry waterproof whole body cover, map and compass suitable for navigating the course, whistle, hat and gloves and emergency food.

  • Date & time: Sat 4 May 2024 at 12:00
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: AM
  • Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
  • Climb: 1065 m / 3494 ft
  • Venue: Coniston Institute, LA21 8DU
  • Skills: ER, LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 18

Male record: I Holmes - 01:03:29 - 1996
Female record: V Wilkinson - 01:17:11 - 2014

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Coniston Institute, LA21 8DU