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.
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 with additional lighting courtesy of Ambleside AC. Please stick to the race route indicated by the flags.
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!
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 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 the number collection area.
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 i.e. 001 = 18:00hrs etc.
Numbers will be available for collection at Market Cross, Ambleside (100m from start) from 17:30h on a table outside Trespass. Each number will have a bar code with the athletes name. Please bring your own pins.
(Nearest parking = Rydal Road 24 hr car park LA22 9AN, approx 150mts from Market Cross)
NB PLEASE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEAR A MASK WHEN COLLECTING YOUR NUMBER.
Starting - This race will be in a time trial format with athletes setting off every 30 seconds. There will be a kit check area in front of the St John Ambulance Centre 10m from the start.
Please wear a mask and go the kit check area TWO MINUTES before your start time.
After kit check move into a call area as directed by marshal where you can remove your mask and wait to be called to the start line.
On the start line when the barcode on your number is scanned, the scanner emits a short electronic sound, the timer is activated, starter will will say go and your race has started.
Finishing - On arrival at the summit finish marshals will scan your barcode again and your time will be recorded instantly. A link to live results, updated as each runner finishes, can be found at the Ambleside Mountain Cup Facebook page -
The descent route will also be fully flagged.
1st Male & Female £150 cash
2nd Male & Female £100 cash
3rd Male & Female £50 cash
First place U16, U18, U20, U23, V40, V50, V60, V70 age groups
Male & Female
Winning one of the main prizes disqualifies from an age group prize, e.g. if the fastest overall is an U23 athlete, that individual will not be eligible for an age group prize.
Prizes will be sent out to home address after the event.
Photographs - Adventure Sports Photographer, Web Developerer, ice swimmer James Kirby will be taking photographs of runners on the hill. These will be freely available on the Ambleside Mountain Cup Facebook page.
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;