Slooby Dhoo Fell Race 2018

It's a bit steep fella! Pete Bradley and Paul Sykes battle it out on the infamous slope of Slieau Freoaghane. Both runners are currently injured but hopefully we'll see them return on march 10th!. (Photo courtesy of Murray Lambden)

The third counter in the 2018 Callin Wild Manx Fell Running league takes place on Saturday 10th March with the inaugural running of the Slooby Dhoo race.

This AS category race is a shortened version of the Ellan Vannin fell race, taking runners from Ballaugh Plantation, through Glen Dhoo reserve before climbing Slieau Curn. Runners then descend south into the valley before tackling what is probably the most daunting climb in Manx fell running - Slieau Freoaghane! This beast of a slope often requires the use of all four limbs as it climbs to the 488m summit.

From this point though it is largely all down hill as you traverse over to Slieau Dhoo and then drop down into the Ballaugh valley once more before returning to the start/finish area.

Registration is from 12:30 at Ballaugh Plantation car park. Minimum age on race day is 16. Any runners under 18 must complete a parental consent form and bring it to the race.

Please car share where possible as parking is limited. 

Everyone welcome for a post race refreshment in the Raven afterwards.

Marshals are still required for this race - please get in touch if you are available to help out.