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Saturday 25th September 2021

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Wednesday 4th August 2021
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Friday 24th September 2021 at 18:00
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140 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £6.00   
Non Member   £7.00   
Race Organiser - Pete Booth/Alan Dorrington

AS 4.3 miles (7km) with 1310' (400m) ascent at 11:00am.

Minimum age 14 (on day of race).

Registration: St John's Church Hall, Holme, Chapel-in-Cliviger, nr Burnley, BB10 4SU

Parking: Please leave the area in front of the school free for emergency vehicles. The best place to park is on the road in the Todmorden direction, or in the village. Please make sure you don't block access to properties and gateways. Please avoid parking on the Ram Inn car park, unless you intend to patronise the pub.

Start: 11:00am in the field next to the Ram Inn, across the road from the village hall about 100m along the road towards Todmorden.

Route Description: From a boggy field beside the Ram Inn, Cliviger, the race follows the Mary Towneley Loop to Scout Farm where a sharp left takes you up a mercifully short, ridiculously steep climb to the moor, which levels off towards a ruin at CP4. After crossing a couple of fields it’s back onto rough moorland for the climb to the Pike, steep at first then it eases as you follow the fence to the trig point. A fast grassy descent precedes a shorter, technical drop to the fell gate. Then you battle through a young plantation before a steep ‘sting in the tail’ brings you back to the ruin. A second grassy descent leads to the bridleway for the last push to the finish in the field where you started.

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