Xmas Run 2022 – Lakes 5 Passes

The Annual Elbra Xmas Run (2022).   Given the recent weather, and last years washout, we decided to be sensible and avoid the higher tops. We used the Lakes 4 Passes route as a base, adding in Stake Pass to make it 5 passes and take it over 20 mile (22.5 mile and shy of 8,000ft in total). We seemed to have struck a bit of luck with the weather and it was dry when we set off from Wasdale Head. Although windy, it stayed dry as we headed over Black Sail, Scarth Gap, Honister, and until we got to the Langstrath valley. We actually started to think it might have been possible to go higher after all, and this […]

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COLEDALE HORSESHOE 2021

COLEDALE HORSESHOE A date for your diaries. The re-re-scheduled Coledale Horseshoe fell race will this year be held on sat 25th September. Entries are now open. All info can be found here. Once again we will be kindly supported by Pete Bland Sports

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Coledale Horseshoe 2020 Cancelled

Hello All, I regret to inform you that the rescheduled Coledale Horseshoe race (24th October) will not take place in 2020 due to continued uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic. It had been hoped to be able to make the race run in one form or another but the restrictions imposed on organisers make it impossible to make the race 100% safe for competitors, marshals & the general public. Those who had entered are all entitled to a refund, minus the admin/bank transfer fee, which will be repaid into the payees account over the next few weeks. Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news as the fell race scene gets ever diminished. But hopefully we can get back racing […]

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Coledale Horseshoe *Postponed*

It is with regret that due to the concerns over Coronavirus/Covid-19, 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 […]

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Xmas Run 2019 – Ennerdale Skyline

Friday 27th December, the Elbra Xmas Party/AGM/Run. Our annual Christmas run. Most, if not all, of the club members look forward to it all year. This year was no different with our biggest turnout yet. The route was the Ennerdale Skyline, approx 24mile and 10,000ft of ascent, slightly shorter than previous years, we must be going soft. The Ennerdale Skyline route hits all the tops over looking the Ennerdale valley. As we set off the weather was rather good for the time of year. We had a brief view of red sky from the rising sun while at the summit of Great Borne, that really was the last of any good views we had. As we carried on towards Red […]

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