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Wansfell Uphill Only

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Friday 23rd July 2021

Entries Open
Friday 1st January 2021
Entries Close
Thursday 22nd July 2021
Entries so Far
106 Participants
Entry Fees


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


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 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!

Category:  AS
Distance:  2.0k
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 Mask (in case of incident on the course) and we RECOMMEND a 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.

Water - There will be TWO water stations, at the start area and where the course leaves the road for the fell.  Please bring your own container (flexible flask/collapsable cup etc) should you want a drink.

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 and SI-Cards will be available for collection at the PARISH CENTRE, ROTHAY PARK, Ambleside, LA22 9DH.  Dibbers will be a swipe card with an elasticated wrist strap.  These NEED to returned to the Parish Centre after the race for your result to be validated.  Please bring your own pins AND WEAR A MASK WHILST AT REGISTRATION.

(Nearest parking = Rydal Road 24 hr car park LA22 9AN, approx 150mts from Market Cross)


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 Dib your card at the station, starter will will say go and your race has started.

Finishing - On arrival at the summit finish Dib you card at one of the two stations and your time will be recorded instantly.  A link to live results, updated as each runner finishes, can be found at -

The descent route will also be fully flagged.

NB SAFETY - YOU MUST RETURN YOUR DIBBER TO THE PARISH CENTRE, your card will then be have a final scan to validate your result and, crucially, we can ensure all are off the hill and accounted for. 


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
£50 Voucher

Spot prizes 

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, James Kirby will be taking photographs of runners on the hill.  These will be freely available on the Ambleside Mountain Cup Facebook page.


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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