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The Yomp Mountain Challenges

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Sunday 2nd June 2019

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Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Thursday 30th May 2019
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246 Participants
Entry Fees

Full Yomp - £20 (£15 for those over 60)
Half Yomp - £20 (£15 for those under 16 or over 60)
Short  - £10

Event Administrator - Dave Prince

The Upper Eden Yomp Mountain Challenge was established by the Rotary Club of Upper Eden to commemorate the achievements of the British Forces engaged in the 1982 Falklands Campaign. 

The three Yomp routes make up a major outdoor event with a welcome for both fell walkers and runners.  All routes are over fell land, bog and tussock, flagged at 50 metre intervals.

There is a choice of three courses:

  • The Full Yomp is a serious undertaking.  It follows the Mallerstang watershed and includes six summits over 650 metres high.  Fell runners will aspire to beat Carl Bell's 2017 course record time of 2 hours 36 minutes.  Walkers should aim to complete the circuit in less than 9 hours. 
    • 23 miles, 3,900 ft ascent, minimum entry age is 18 in line with FRA rules.
  • The Half Yomp provides a less demanding course, but with some rough terrain and the full ascent of Nine Standards it is still more than equivalent to a half-marathon on the flat!
    • 11.5 miles, 1,700 ft ascent, minimum entry age is 11
  • The Short Yomp covers the same ground as the final section of the two main courses, including the summit of Nine Standards.  It provides a great challenge for children walking with their parents or teachers. 
    • 6.5 miles (10k), 550 ft ascent, minimum entry age is 5

The Yomp is both a fell race and a community event open to all with appropriate fitness and experience. Local organisations and individuals support the event and landowners grant access permissions.  Apart from aiming to run a great event, the Rotary Club of Upper Eden seeks to raise as much money for charity as possible. This year our nominated charity is Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children's Hospice.

Trophies, Medals and Certificates
Twenty different trophies are awarded to winners of various categories. All finishers will receive a printed certificate and a race medal. Latest finishing time to count for trophies is 4.00 pm.

Team Entry
Teams must be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 nominated entrants. NOMINATED TEAMS MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE THE RACE! The aggregate time of the team's first three runners to finish will be the team's time. When booking please clearly indicate the name of your team e.g. Howgill Harriers A Team, Howgill Harriers B Team, Quakers Running Club. 

Registrations are between 7 am and 11 am depending upon the course - full details are provided upon booking.

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