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Saddleworth Edges Fell race
Registration at Tanners' Mill, Waterside, Greenfield (post code OL3 7NH)
|Advertised Statistics||Measured Statistics|
|Distance||9 miles||7.8 miles|
|Total Climbs||1050ft||about 1,500ft|
This race was run for the first time in 2012 and has some similarities to Ravenstone FR, but in reverse. Entry fee was £4.In 2013 there were about 140 starters. Suitable for those with little experience of fell running.
The start is up a very steep hill to a stile with attendant traffic jam. Then it's a steadier path to the right, then up to the top of the universe. The course has a bit of everything, including a sticky peat section, bogs, steep gradients, stream crossings and even a bit of tarmac at the end. Results on internet the same day, plenty of toilets, adequate car parking.
Overall a well run event and an interesting course with some terrific views.
(C) Copyright John Mayall 2012 and 13