GPS Race Maps
Pendle Cloughs Fell Race
Downham, near Clitheroe, 8th May 2010
No road markings, TV aerials, sat dishes, pylons, telephone wires or food after 2pm.
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
Depends on route - 14m or a bit more
|Total Climbs||3,900 ft||4,150 ft|
This fell race is set in the beautiful village of Downham. Coaches of tourists turn up to see the village and we can race from there for a fiver!
Check out the men's loos which, in the nicest possible way, look like a converted pigsty (see below).
The race is difficult and in 2010 strong winds made the many climbs very hard work.
The village has one pub and it stops serving food at 2pm = 3hr from race start. So take some butties.
In dry weather trail shoes were OK for most of the race, although better grip would have been nice on the steeper descents. In wet weather fell shoes would be better overall.
Very well organised - good quality colour map provided at start. link to map.
Worth the trip just to see the loo
Copyright John Mayall 2010.