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Wolf's Pit Fell Race

The finish line


Advertised Statistics

Measured Statistics


5.6 miles

5.7 miles 

Total Climbs

1,500 ft

1,500 ft

Official race website

.gpx route trace (requites 7 zip to unpack)

The main parking was at the local Garden centre, about 15 minutes walk away from the start field.  It was possible to park on the start field but it wasn’t recommended for ordinary cars due to the wet conditions.  Despite some initial mocking from my Club mates, I took a small tent to avoid having to walk to and fro between the Garden centre and start field.  I was very glad I did and the tent was well-used for storing bags etc.. and as shelter for our junior runner.  To re-iterate, registration was at the start field, not at the Garden centre.  

This was a well-attended (just under 300?), very well run event with a high standard of runner. It included two races for Juniors which were cross-country-like and from the start field.  The seniors’ course was well marked and marshalled and presented no navigation difficulty in good weather, even for slower runners, because there was usually someone within sight to follow. 

The course comprised a steep climb up and then a loop round the top on runnable paths.  There was a steep descent on muddy paths (careful as you do a 90 degree right at the bottom), a climb, a joint-crunching steep descent on tarmac (ouch!) and a climb, then  finally a lovely steep descent on grass to the road leading to the start field where you also finish, slightly up-hill.   

Tea, coffee, tomato soup and bread were available at the end in the start field. They should have been 50p each but the organisers kindly gave them away for free in 2013. Water was also available at the end.  There were no toilets in the start field (but there were plenty of trees ;-)).  There were good toilets at the garden centre and also a café. 

Hundreds of official photos were available on race day via the race’s Facebook page, including both the junior and senior races.  Prizes were given out in 10 year age categories up to MV70+.  Also there were male and female team prizes.  Next day my legs were pretty sore, probably from the steep descents in Innov8 talons.  

I have no hesitation recommending this race to all standards of fell runners, including beginners. 

Height Profile

3D Overview 

The initial ascent and final descent, you can just see a runner on the grass to the left



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