*COLEDALE HORSESHOE UPDATE*
It is with regret that due to the concerns over Coronavirus/Covid19, the Coledale Horseshoe due to be held on 28th March will be POSTPONED until 24th October 2020.
This decision has not been taken lightly but with the potential for the situation to get much worse in 2 weeks time, I have acted quickly to secure a date to ensure the race takes place later in the year.
I hope people understand & accept the reasons for this difficult decision but 400+ people in close proximity at registration/start etc, the potential for spreading the virus is too great.
Fell runners by their very nature are a fit & hardy bunch but possibly taking the virus home to family members, particularly the elderly is too great a risk.
Entries have now been closed, but those entered who can't make the substituted date will be given full refunds.
Please bear with us as this may take a little time. In the meantime, enjoy your running & stay safe.
Nick Ray, race organiser.
This years race is once again sponsored by Pete Bland Sports
and will take place on Saturday 28th March (2020).
There is parking on the opposite side of the A66 to Briathwaite Village, this is on a disused side road, and the restriction of 2 hours has been lifted by Allerdale for this race.
Registration is at Bratihwaite Lodge (which is also the start) and will be sign posted from the parking area and is approx 10 minutes walk.
Note- please take care crossing the A66 this is a busy fast road.
This years race will once again be PRE ENTRY only. This will be done via Events Up North (See Register button below, Entries now open). Pre entries will be required to sign for your number confirming your emergency details and car reg you have travelled in.
If you sign for your number and for some reason DO NOT START, you must inform the race organiser so we can confirm the number of starters.
NOTE:- This race is classified ‘non-GPS’ (NG), the use of any electronic device to delineate a route, to display current position on a map, or as a compass, will be prohibited. If such a device is used in an emergency situation then that competitor should retire from the race and declare themselves non-competitive. The use of such a device to display distance travelled, time, speed or altitude will be allowed, as will recording of an actual route for post-race analysis.
The start through the village is marshalled, but please consider other road users and local residents.
The 1st Checkpoint is Grisedale Pike, then Crag Hill and finally Barrow.
Marshall's will be in radio contact with the start , any retirements please inform the marshal to avoid any unnecessary call outs to the MRT.
Competitors will be required to carry waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat,
gloves, map, compass, whistle and emergency food.
The Race is permitted by the FRA and therefore held under FRA Rules. All competitors should be aware
of and adhere to the FRA Rules for Competition which are available in the FRA Calendar and website at
By Registering for this event you are agreeing to following:
- I accept the hazards inherent in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and
running this race at my own risk.
- I confirm that I am aware of the rules imposed on me by the Race Organiser and that I will
comply with them.
- I confirm that I have read and will comply with, the “FRA - Requirements for Runners”.
- I acknowledge and agree that I am responsible for determining whether I have the skills
equipment and fitness to participate in this event.
- I accept that neither the Race Organiser nor the Fell Runners Association shall be liable to
me for any injury, loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my
participation in this race (other than in respect of death or personal injury as a result of their
- I consent to publication of my name, club, race category, race number, finishing time and
race position in race pre-entry and results lists, and to the sharing of all the above details
with trusted partner organisations (e.g. UK Athletics) for disciplinary purposes or otherwise
where necessary in the interests of the sport.
- I accept that the Race Organiser may use photographic or video equipment for the purpose
of monitoring the race.