WEDNESDAY 25th JULY 2018, 7pm.
2018 sees a new route for the race, taking in the southern section of the fell. This will be a short, but challenging route, akin to the guides races that started our sport. It will involve navigation and there is the potential for a short, technical section through the scree and boulders, with a fast descent to the finish. This is also the last race in the junior series. Due to the cancellation of the junior Snaefell race, only 2 races are needed to qualify for the junior championship.
The route starts at the gate on the Hibernia road. There is a short flagged section from/to the start and finish to take you diagonally back and forth across the field to a kiss gate. This is a compulsory out and back section. From the kissing gate, it is any route to CP1, which is the flag pole at the crash site memorial. Then on to CP2 which is the trig point on North Barrule. From CP2 it is any route back to the kiss gate, before following the flagged section to the finish by the gate.
The route is just over 2 miles, with about 1100 feet of climbing.
Pleas note that parking and signing on for the race will be just down the road from the start on the right (as you come from the coast road). We have permission to use this as a car park and marshals will be on hand to supervise parking. It is a narrow road, so please take care and avoid parking on the verges.
I have also been asked by the farmer to remind people not to climb fences or walls. There is no need to do either on this route. Also, the area is heavily used for sheep farming, so if you choose to bring dogs on a recce, please keep them on leads. No dogs on race day.
RACE INFORMATION & MAP HERE
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