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Wansfell Uphill Only

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Friday 16th October 2020

Entries Open
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Entries Close
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Entries so Far
101 Participants
Entry Fees


All proceeds go to the organising of the WMRA International U18 Mountain Running Cup


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The race start will take place between 18:00hrs & 20:00hrs from the bottom of Stock Ghyll lane (behind the Salutation Hotel) GR 337044/LA22 0BB finishing on the summit of Wansfell at 488 m/1601ft.

Primarily this race is to help raise funds for next years Youth Cup, also to test our systems for next years pre youth Cup Wansfell race and enjoy a autumnal Friday evening blast up Wansfell.

The race starts with an unforgiving short, sharp ascent of Stock Ghyll Lane (which is actually a tarmacked road) to the fell gate/ stile. A runnable section to a 2nd gate leads on to a thigh burning section of steep stone steps which head directly upwards. A short section of open fell follows, over rough grass and onwards to the rocky summit.

The course will be fully flagged and marshalled. All competitors must assess that they are fit and able to participate safely in this event.  All competitors enter at their own risk and agree to abide by the FRA Requirements For Runners.  A copy of which will be on display at registration and can be viewed here

In terms of target time, if you can get close to, or even beat, your current time for 5k flat, that will be very good running!

Category:  AS
Distance:  2.5k
Climb:  400m
Skills & Experience:  n/a
Venue:  St Johns Ambulance Hall, Stock Ghyll Lane, Ambleside
Minimum age:  14 (age on day of the race)

Kit - Minimum requirement to carry is a Head Torch, a Mask (in case of incident on the course) and Jacket.  However, runners must be prepared to carry full body cover, hat & gloves if required by the Race Organiser.  A final decision on kit will be made by the RO on the day and will be on display at registration.

Entries - This is an online entry only event with a maximun of 240 competitors (ie No entries on the day).  Upon entering each athlete will choose a start time by the minute between 18:00 and 20:00 (so 120 options).  Athletes will be started at 30 second intervals.

Once entries close, numbers will be allocated based on start time ie 001 = 18:00hrs etc

Numbers will be available for collection at the entrance to St Johns Ambulance Hall opposite the start area.

NB PLEASE COLLECT YOUR NUMBER NO EARLIER THAN 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR CHOSEN START TIME AND WEAR A MASK WHEN DOING SO to help reduce potential crowding at the start.  Each number will have a bar code with the athletes name.  Please bring your own pins.

Starting - This race will be in a time trial format with athletes setting off every 30 seconds.  There will be a coned area in which there will be a quick kit check before starting.  When the bar code on your number is scanned the timer is activated and your race has started.

Finishing - On arrival at the summit finish marshals will scan your bar code again and your time will be recorded instantly.  Live results will be available on line.  (A link will be provided nearer the time).

 There will be a fully flagged alternative descent to the climb.

Prizes - Although this is a fund raisining event for next years International Youth Cup, Pete Bland Sports have generously donated £100 worth of vouchers.  These will be used as 5 x £20 spot prizes for all finishers.

A draw will be made immediately post event with the winners will be notified and vouchers sent in the post.  

N.B SAFETY.  On your return to the start area after your race, please present yourself to one of the two marshalls who will scan your barcode a final time.  This is a safety process to help confirm all athletes are off the hill and accounted for.


You must not attend if;

  • You have a temperature of 38c+ on the day of the event.
  • You have had any Covid 19 signs in the past 14 days, such as a new continuous cough, fever, change/loss of taste/smell.
  • You have been in contact with anyone who is sick (symptomatic) in the past 14 days.
  • You have travelled within the last 14 days to an international location with widespread ongoing local Covid 19 transmission
  • Runners should ensure that any others that they bring to the event are also subject to these criteria.

Thank you

Duncan (RO)


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