GPS Race Maps
David Bray Fell Race
Tintwistle, near Hyde
7th October 2007
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
|Distance||8.5 miles||8 Miles|
|Total Climbs||1050 ft||1050 ft by GPS
1495 ft by OS Map
|Electronic map trace||.csv or .gpx||.mmo (requires memory map)|
Attractive BM out and back course starting from
the lovely village of Tintwistle. Registration is at the aptly named
Bull's Head (78 Old Road , SK13 1JY). The bar is like something from a
film set, with a real, huge Bull's Head on a wooden board above a massive stone
fireplace. Antiques road show could fill a whole series with the
stuff in this pub.
The course is largely trail and runnable except for a few short steep parts. It follows part of the Pennine Bridleway. These runnable courses are hard work - no excuse for walking.
There were good toilet facilities, drinks at the end and they were all a very friendly lot. Only about 44 entered in 2007 (a similar number to last year) which is a bit of a shame because it is a lovely course with great views. Unfortunately the day before its XC and the Autumn Leaves fell race with free cake. If this race was moved to another date I bet there would be double that number.
OS Map Profile:
24 November 2007
Copyright John Mayall 2007.