32nd Lowther Lakeland Fell & Trail Run
Sunday 12th August 2018
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The 32nd Lowther Lakeland Fell & Trail Run takes place on Sunday 12th August as part of the Lowther Show. The race starts at 11.00am precisely from the field beside Lowther Castle. We must start on time otherwise it will adversely affect the equestrian events taking place on the first part of the route. Lowther is located 3 miles to the south of Penrith, just to the west of the A6. GR522 240, CA10 2HG. Registration will be from 09.00am. The show will be signed off the A6 and parking for those taking part in the race will be in front of the castle. The race will start/finish at the Lodge in front of Lowther Castle. The race takes place under FRA Rules and the minimum age is 18.
This scenic route takes the runner across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley. It is a fully marked 13 mile route with about 1400ft of ascent. Although there are a few short but flattish sections on rough ground, we think that trail shoes will be more suitable than fell shoes and the fastest runners could consider wearing trainers. It depends on the conditions underfoot. You must come to the event equipped with a lightweight raintop which we will ask you to carry if the weather is wet. There are drinks at 2 points on the route. The route has about 3 miles of tarmac and the rest is mostly open country with grassy and gravel tracks, also about two miles crossing rough pasture.
The route climbs through Askham village onto the fell to Heughscar Hill where you will find a marshall with the first manned SPORTident timing station. The route turns south and descends to the Cockpit and onwards across the valley of Heltondale to Butterwick. You will get your feet wet when you ford the River Lowther! A stiff climb follows onto Knipe Scar to the most southerly point on the course and the second manned SPORTident timing station. From here the route turns north across the grassland of Lowther Park to Whale. A track above the River Lowther leads you to the finish at Lowther Castle.
The event will use SPORTident Timing and each competitor will carry an SI-Card. These are hired for £1.50 and collected from registration or you can use your own to avoid the charge. They are attached to your wrist and you use them to record your visit/time at the 2 timing points and the finish.
Competitors may run with a dog “canicross style” but the dog MUST be on a lead at all times and runners must not allow their dogs to impede the progress of other competitors. The route does pass through fields with livestock, so please be really sensible if you are running with a dog on a lead.
Event Entry Fees And Entry to the Lowther Show
Your entry fee is fantastic value as it includes a ticket to the Lowther Show for Sunday 12th August. You can also purchase additional adult tickets for Lowther show (12th August) when you enter the race. You can also edit your entry at any time to add additional tickets for the show once you know who will be with you on the day. You collect all these tickets at Race Registration.
- Enter Online – £10 (includes a ticket to the show for Sunday 12th August)
- Enter on the day – £12.50 (includes a ticket to the show for Sunday 12th August)
- Friend/Family Adult Show Ticket Purchased Online – £13 (Children under 16 FREE with a paying adult)
- Friend/Family Adult Show Ticket Purchased On the day – £15 (Children under 16 FREE with a paying adult)
A standard show ticket purchased on the day is £18 so the special ticket prices above are excellent value.
Under FRA Rules: Minimum Age 18. Records M: C Holdsworth 01:19:26 – 2016, F: J Zakrzewski 01:35:35 – 2016
Enquiries to Event Organiser: Martin Stone – [email protected] – 01931 714106