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Saturday 7th July 2018

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Saturday 9th December 2017
Entries Close
Wednesday 4th July 2018
Courses
21 Km; 13 Km; 5 Km
Entry Fees
21 Km   £28.00   
13 Km   £28.00   
 5 Km - Age 15 and Under  £8.00   
 5 Km - Age 16 Plus  £15.00   
Contact
Event Organiser - Ian Mulvey
Phone
07535818107

Borrowdale Trail Run          "Trail Running in a Mountainous Environment" 
Start Time: 10.00am - 21k route & 10.30am - 13k route  1400 5km (TBC)
Distance: 21k,13k & 5k routes
Venue: Crow Park, Keswick, CA12 5DJ.

Now in it's 8th year this is a classic on the trail race calendar. Incorporating Derwentwater lakeshore trails and the Borrowdale valley, there's a course for everyone. These are fantastic trail races based from Keswick with distances of 5k, 13k, 21k.

Make sure to take in all the stunning vistas this route has in abundance. It is a trail runners dream, incorporating everything in terms of scenery and variation of terrain, a key feature of the route is the well balanced mix of woodland trails, rocky singletracks and a few testing climbs following footpaths and bridleways.

Course:
21k Route: From the marina the first section leads through woodland trails to Hawse End Bay on the shores of Derwentwater. The route then follows the lakeshore trail through mixed woodland to the picturesque village of Grange, before winding its way past Castle Crag to Rosthwaite in the heart of the Borrowdale valley. A steady climb out of Rosthwaite following the bridleway leads to the hamlet of Watendlath. The trail continues along the beautiful Watendlath valley before descending to Ashness Bridge via a short road section. A singletrack traverse below Falcon Crags is followed by a gradual descent into Great Wood. Cross the Borrowdale road back to the lakeshore past Friars Crag and follow the path skirting the shore of the bay back into the finish at Crow Park.

13km Route: This deviates off the main route at the south end of Derwent water and crosses the road into High Lodore woods. A testing section of single track ascends through the woods parallel to the famous climbing area of Shepherd's Crag. Follow the trail alongside the beck past spectacular waterfallls and pools to rejoin the main route at Ashness Wood.

5K Route: Lakeshore Route: This is a fantastic route if you are new to trail running. Starting & finishing at Crow Park, the route winds past Friar's Crag "Keswick's best view" following the lakeshore trails to Calfclose Bay & the Centenary Stone. Enjoy the spectacular views down into the Borrowdale Valley. Cross the shingle beach & loop back to rejoin the outward loop at Ings Wood. The terrain is predominantly easy gravel trails with some gentle inclines.

All routeswill be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.


Entries: Minimum entry age 17 years old. (5km open to all ages)

Included: Professionally run event, qualified & experienced personel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, unique finishers medal, fully marked routes, hydration station & refreshments at finish both on the course & at the finish, event photography.

Part of the National Trust Derwentwater Regatta.


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