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British Athletics Uphill Only Trial Race

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Friday 19th April 2024

Entries Open
Friday 1st March 2024
Entries Close
Wednesday 17th April 2024
Senior; Under 20
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £15.00   

British Athletics Uphill Only Trial Race for the 2024 European Off-Road Running Championships incorporating the British Athletics and England Athletics Mountain Running Championships.

Course Details

  • The event will take place on Skiddaw, Cumbria, starting at Dodd Wood, CA12 4QE (parking available here). The route will start in a parking bay at Dodd Wood, follow a marked track through the woods to the base of the ridge which then takes in Ullock Pike, Long Side, around Carl Side finishing on the rising traverse path to Skiddaw.
  • The courses will be marked and marshaled.  There will be a cut off time at Carlside (cairn) at 50 minutes.
  • The Under 20 race, starting 5 minutes after the senior race, will finish at Carlside Cairn.
  • A map of the routes can be downloaded here.


  • There will be two races, a senior followed by under 20: 
      • Senior race, start:         16:00:            6.4km/4.0ml, 905m/2969ft ascent
      • Under 20 race, start:    16.05:           5.0km/3.1m,  590m/1935ft ascent
  • Entry costs £15 per athlete
  • Number collection/registration at Dodd Wood car park from 14.00
  • Senior race open to athletes born in or before 2004
  • Under 20 race open to athletes born 2005 - 2008.


  • All competitors must carry a waterproof top and be prepared to also carry waterproof bottoms, hat and gloves.
  • The Race Organiser will decide what kit should be carried on the day. This information will be available at registration.
  • The races finish high up on an exposed mountain side/summit and the only protection you will have from the elements is the gear you carry (organisers are unable to transport kit to the summit).
  • Failure to comply with any minimum kit rule will result in disqualification.
  • Any athlete who retires from the race must report their retirement to a race marshal.
  • All athletes must report to and hand in their number to the Race Organiser on returning to the start area.  RO will be at Dodd wood car park/cafe area.
  • Athletes are responsible for making their own way back down the mountain after the finish.  We strongly recommend that you follow a flagged race route back down the mountain to the start.

2024 European Off-Road Running Championships, Annecy, France

This race is a trial to select the British Athletics team for the Uphill Only race at the 2024 European Off- Road Running  Championships, taking place in Annecy, France between 31st May – 2nd June 2024. The selection policy for the event can be viewed here:

Note that for the purposes of selecting the senior British Athletics teams for the Uphill Only and the Classic races, senior athletes are defined as born in or before 2004.

Event information can be found here: 


Race Organiser :          Duncan Richards ( )
UKA Selection :           Anne Buckley ( )

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