Ard Whallan 2018

 Greeba summit looking over to the next checkpoint at Slieau Ruy

Greeba summit looking over to the next checkpoint at Slieau Ruy

The opening round of the 2018 Callin Wild sponsored Manx Fell Running League will take place on Saturday 27th January. The Ard Whallan race will start and finish at the Outdoor Pursuits Centre in West Baldwin where registration will be open from 12.15pm. Race will start at 1.30pm and will be over a 12km route that includes 750m of ascent. Full safety gear is mandatory for all competitors and this will be checked at registration. Minimum age for entry is 18 years on race day.

Pre entry is now closed but you can still enter on the day.

There is limited car parking at the Centre plus space at the Colden car park and a few spaces on the West Baldwin road but if parking here please do so with care. We would strongly advise car sharing.

Changing facilities, showers and post race refreshments will be available. The race will be our annual cake race with competitors invited to bring along a home baked treat.

The route has changed slightly from last year and will revert to the same course as 2016 - runners must go through the Cronk Breck gate safety control and then over to Greeba summit.

FULL ROUTE DESCRIPTION AND MAP HERE

We have the option of booking the hostel again this year for anyone who fancies staying the night. Please get in touch if you are interested as we need a few to make it worth proceeding with. It was a good laugh last year. A few beers are optional! 
 
We have had a small response to the request for marshals but we still need the following helpers for race day. Names have to be in by 20th January.

  • Valley manned safety control, 1 helper.
  • Cronk Breck Track manned safety control, 1 helper.
  • Slieau Ruy summit manned safety control, 2 helpers.
  • Finish, 1 helper.

There is no compulsory marshalllng stint to qualify for the league in 2018. We are relying on regular runners to volunteer so that we can cover our marshalling obligations. Contact us if you are able to help out.