The second counter in the 2015 Calin Wild sponsored Manx Fell Running League, takes place on Saturday 24th January. Start time is 1.00pm for the main race with an earlier 12.30pm start for any runner expecting to take over 2hrs.
Registration will be at the Ard Whallan Outdoor Pursuit Centre from 12.00pm until 12.20pm for the early start and 12.30pm until 12.50pm for the main race. Online pre entry is available for this race (see below). Entry fee is £5.
Full safety kit is mandatory for all runners and this will be inspected at registration.
Race distance is 12.5km with 750m of ascent. A/M
Any runner who has not completed a medium or long fell race in the past must take part in an official recce of the course that will be held on Saturday 17th January at 10.00am from Ard Whallan (check Facebook page for details)
Please do not park at the Outdoor Pursuit Centre as there is limited parking. There is plenty of space on the road outside and the Colden Car Park is just a few hundred metres to the north.
Showers and refreshments will be available in the Centre after the race.
Any newcomers to the sport of fell running who have competed at St Johns and feel they would like to take on the challenge of a more testing course but are a bit apprehensive of tackling a tough A category race should note that a short race will be held in conjunction with the Ard Whallan Fell Race. This course will be a step up from St Johns but not over difficult. It will cover a section of the Ard Whallan course and will start at the same time. The race will be counted as a finish in the Manx Fell Running League but will only award 2 points to all competitors. This race will be strictly for newcomers to the sport who have never completed a medium or long race. Minimum age 16 on race day. Registration between 12.30pm and 12.50pm. Please note the course is only marked through private land, not on the open fell.
New runners should make themselves familiar with the safety rules and regulations of fell running by reading - http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/pdf/committee/14_Competitors_Safety_Rules_and_Equipment.pdf
Full safety kit is mandatory for all runners and this will be inspected at registration