British Fell Relays 2015


Relay Centre Barley

Clayton-le-Moors Harriers are proud organisers of this year’s UKA British Fell & Hill Relay Championships, sponsored by Pete Bland Sports.

Saturday 17th October 2015 at 10:30am. Barley, Near Burnley. GR 823403.

Minimum age 18. Clubs must be affiliated to UKA. All runners must have completed two category A fell races and be first claim members of the club they represent.

Based at the village of Barley, the competition area takes in the massif of Pendle Hill, which hosts a number of very popular and challenging short, medium and long fell races.

The event centre will be split between Barley Village Hall and the start/finish area on Barley Hill. Registration will be at the village hall where refreshments will be available all day. The post-race meal will be provided by The Cabin next to the village car park and there are two pubs in the village. The start/finish area is on Barley Hill alongside a marquee and toilets. A short walk up Barley Hill gives a panoramic view of the change-over area and allows spectators to watch competitors approach the start/finish, as well as the action on the ‘Big End’ of Pendle.  We will use the SportIdent system for compiling entries and for monitoring progress of the legs on the day.

Runners who compete regularly on Pendle will know that parking is restricted. We are negotiating with local landowners to arrange extra parking on the day and for camper vans prior to race day. We have also negotiated extra parking spaces in Chatburn (10 miles to N of Barley) and Barrowford (at the end of the M65, 4 miles to the S), where we would encourage individual team members to meet and drive to the race venue in one vehicle.

The event will follow the usual format of 4 legs run in succession. Leg 1 will be a solo leg of approx 7K with 450m of ascent (winning time 30 minutes approx). Leg 2 is a pairs leg of 15k with 630m of climb (winning time 75 minutes). Leg 3 is a pairs navigation leg that we believe will give competitors a choice of routes depending on their perceived running strengths (estimate of winning time: 70 minutes). The solo final leg is 8K with 400m of ascent (winning time 35 mins approx).

For Entry Information and Rules click here

If you require further information, you can contact the organising team.

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