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Saturday 22nd June 2024

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Monday 1st April 2024
Entries Close
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Buttermere Horseshoe; Short Course
Entries So Far
89 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £15.00   
Non Member   £17.00   
Event Organiser - Paul Jennings
01946 861084

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The Darren Holloway Memorial Race is one of the toughest Lakeland races in the calendar and makes a fantastic day out over the quiet Buttermere fells. In memory of Pennine Fell Runner Darren Holloway, this race is based on the original Buttermere Horseshoe.

The route is flagged to the fells at Lanthwaite Green, but once on the tops there is much route choice between checkpoints. Descent from Mellbreak is via the col between North and South summit - the route off the North is out of bounds and much slower anyway.

The so called 'short' route is also available but note that this is still classed as an "AL" and is still a very challenging course and is not suitable for novice fell runners.

Please note that it is highly likely that it will be cloudy on the tops, it is also likely that you will be on your own at times with no-one in sight, therefore you do need to navigate and be experienced in running in the fells in whatever weather the Lake District can provide. Note that GPS is not allowed for navigation and the route is not flagged on the fells.

Further details, including cut-off times, are on the CFR website (Long race details and Short race details).

Much needed refreshments at the end.

Kit Requirements: Full FRA kit list (check the FRA website if you don't know) there will be a full kit check for everyone before registration. No kit, no race.

Parking: Free parking for runners in Loweswater just down from registration (NY143211) opposite the phone box.

No dogs are allowed in the village hall.

Original Course
Race Category:AL 
Distance/Ascent: 35.5 km / 2515 m
Start/Finish: Loweswater Village Hall (NY140211)
Race start:11:00am 

Short Course
Race Category:AL 
Distance/Ascent: 20.8 km / 1518 m
Start/Finish: Loweswater Village Hall (NY140211)
Race start:11:00am 

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Event Location
Loweswater Village Hall, CA13 0RU