Thieveley Pike Fell Race & Junior Races


Thievely Pike Fell Race and Junior Races Saturday 26th September 2020

The senior race is a Category AS, at 7 km/400m of climb at 11.00 am

The Junior races start at 11.00 am or shortly there after.

Results 2019.

Senior results 2018Junior results 2018. Results 2017Junior results 2017Results 2016.

Thieveley Pike Senior Fell Race – 11 am

Registration:  St John’s Church Hall, Holme, Chapel-in-Cliviger, near Burnley, BB10 4SU. Grid ref: SD875285. Minimum age 15 years on 31st December 2019. Entry fee £5 (£2 if U19 on 31st December 2019) on the day only.

Records: Men: R. Hope – 30:44 (2006) Ladies: N. White – 35:41(2006). Results for this year’s race will be published on this page.

Kit Requirement: A decision will be made on race day. Runners are asked to bring full waterproof body cover (ie covering the torso from head to ankles) as this may be required.

Route: AS 4.3 miles (7km) with 1310’ (400m) ascent. The course is flagged and marshaled. Download GPX file.Thieveley Pike Fell Race

Start: In the field next to the Ram Inn, across the road from the village hall about 100m along the road towards Todmorden.

Simon Bailey at the 2014 race

Simon Bailey at the 2014 race

Route Description: From a boggy field beside the Ram Inn, Cliviger, the race follows the Mary Towneley Loop to Scout Farm where a sharp left takes you up a mercifully short, ridiculously steep climb to the moor, which levels off towards a ruin at CP4. After crossing a couple of fields it’s back onto rough moorland for the climb to the Pike, steep at first then it eases as you follow the fence to the trig point. A fast grassy descent precedes a shorter, technical drop to the fell gate. Then you battle through a young plantation before a steep ‘sting in the tail’ brings you back to the ruin. A second grassy descent leads to the bridleway for the last push to the finish in the field where you started.

Prizes: First five men and first three ladies. 1st U17 man and 1st U17 lady; 1st U19 man and 1st U19 lady (ages at 31st December 2019). Veterans: 1st in 5 year age categories.

Thieveley Junior Races – from 11 am

Registration:  St John’s Church Hall, Holme, Chapel-in-Cliviger, nr Burnley, BB10 4SU. Grid ref: SD875285. Entry fee £2. Minimum age 6 years on race day.

Medal for all finishers.

Races: There are four junior races:

11 am – U15 (age on 31st December 2020): 4 km with 150 m ascent. Kit requirement as for the Senior Race applies. The U15s set off with the Senior Race and turn round at CP4.

11.05 am – U9 (age on 31st December 2020): 1 km approx – 1 lap of race field
11.05 am – U11 (age on 31st December 2020): 2 km approx – 2 laps of race field
11.05 am – U13 (age on 31st December 2020): 3 km approx – 3 laps of race field

Please leave the area in front of the school free for emergency vehicles. Later arrivals can park on the road in the Todmorden direction, or in the village. Make sure you don’t block access to properties and gateways. Please avoid parking on the Ram Inn car park, unless you intend to patronise the pub.