Kettlewell Anniversary Fell Race
And Shark Hunters Reward
Thursday 6th June 2019 7.30pm
AS, 5 miles 1800 ft (8km/550m)
The route is challenging yet not too far or over difficult terrain. The going is generally on tracks but mostly over grass with a few boggy bits if the weather is wet. The climbing presents the challenge but the descents are fast and fun for those so inclined.
Registration, which opens at 6.30pm, and prize giving (alcohol and chocolates of course) will be at the Blue Bell Inn in the middle of Kettlewell. This has good beer and sandwiches for sale and on cold days a roaring log fire. Sadly there will be no soup this year as there are new owners. Parking is in the main car park on the left-hand side by the bridge into Kettlewell or whereever you can find, but please do not park inconsiderately.
The start is on the track at GR SD 966723 and follows a clockwise direction following the footpath off the main track turning left up the hill for the first serious climb to the crest of the fell. A fast descent down to Arncliffe but turning right at the wall along the wood edge until meeting the footpath back to Kettlewell. The second and last stiff climb up and over the fell following the footpath back down to Moor End Farm then along the main farm track to the finish where the race started.
As an added twist there is a prize for the first man and first woman to catch either the rat runner who will be carrying a rat or the shark runner (who will be carrying a shark). Collect the animal or fish and return it to RO Mike to claim your bottle of the hard stuff.
Rules and Regs
Age 16+ (16 on the day of the race)
U18 runners must bring a completed FRA entry form to demonstrate that they have approval from a parent/guardian
The FRA Safety Requirements for fell races require that you bring full FRA safety kit to the race. If the forecast on the day is for fine weather, the race organiser may relax the requirements. A notice will be displayed at registration. If there are any kit requirements specified on the day there will be random kit checks. FRA safety kit requirements; waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food
Cancellation? In the event of severe weather or other circumstances forcing cancellation, this will be notified here, and local clubs will be advised.
Ted Mason (36:29) 2015
Karen Pickles (43:33) 2015