INFORMATION FOR RUNNERS
Maps and Timing
Teams must provide their own maps showing the area covered by the Relay. These may be either O.S.1:50000 or1: 25000 or Harveys 1:40000. The two runners on each leg must have at least one such map between them – NO handing over of maps is permitted. Timing will be by Sportident and each team will be issued with a dibber which acts as the baton.
All runners must carry waterproof whole body cover*, compass, and whistle. A map suitable for navigating the course must be carried by one of each pair of runners. The weather can be nasty in October and in the event of inclement weather all runners may be required to carry hat and gloves. All runners attending the Relay should bring waterproofs to the event and be prepared to carry them.*Jackets must have a hood.
The handing on of bumbags or maps at changeovers will not be permitted. Random kit checks will take place at the end of each leg.
Both runners from each pair must complete their respective leg and checkpoints must be visited by both runners from the pair. Runners must stay together in pairs at all times – pairs that are seen to be running apart will be disqualified. NOTE TO TEAM CAPTAINS: please select evenly matched pairs!
Runners are responsible for finding their own way between checkpoints. It is therefore essential that all runners possess navigational skills and knowledge of the course.
The winning team will “hold” the Ian Hodgson Trophy for one year. Their name will be inscribed on it and it will then be placed on display in the Scafell Hotel, in deepest Borrowdale – the winners for as long as anyone can remember There will be prizes for at least the first five Open Teams and the first Women’s, Veteran and Mixed teams. There will also be fastest leg prizes.
Leg 1. 4.5 miles – 1000ft Ascent – Patterdale to Hartsop
Navigational skills are required.
Record Mark Roberts/Chris Steele Borrowdale 32.16 2011
Ladies Aly Raw/Sharon Taylor Bingley 42.27 2011
Veterans Steve Varney/Billy Proctor Kendal 37.01 1997
Start Track to Side Farm GR.395161
C1. Angle Tarn, E.Peninsular (manned) 417145
C2. Path/Stream junction 422131
Takeover Sheep Pens Hartsop 412129
Leg 2 -7.5 miles – 2600 ft ascent – Hartsop to Kirkstone
Navigational skills are required
Record: Ben Bardsley/Jim Davies Borrowdale 1.00.14 1999
Ladies: Louise Roberts/Angela Brand BarkerKeswick 1.15.32 2003
Veterans: Dave Houlsworth/Mick Walsh Kendal 1.08.02 1998
Craig Roberts/Paul Dugdale Kendal 1.08.02 2005
Start Sheep Pens, Hartsop GR.412129
C1 Summit, High Street (manned) 441111
C2 Caudale Moor small tarn south side 415101
C3 Cairn south end Ravens Edge 405082
Takeover Kirkstone Inn car park north end 401082
The route from C3 to Kirkstone is flagged and mandatory
Leg3. 4.5 miles – 2000ft ascent – Kirkstone to Hartsop Hall
Navigational skills are required.
Records: Colin Valentine/Nigel Lanaghan Keswick 46.21 1989
Ladies: Angela Brand Barker/Louise Roberts Keswick 57.06 1998
Veterans: Chris Speight/Andy Beck Kendal 52.50 1998
Start Kirkstone Inn car park GR.401082
C1 Red Screes small tarn NE side 396088
C2 Large pile of stones (manned) 372109
Finish Hartsop Hall 398118
Leg 4. 7.5 miles-2800ft Ascent-Hartsop Hall to Patterdale
Navigational Skills are required.
Record: Gavin Bland/Jim Davies Borrowdale 1.03.42 1997
Ladies Andrea Priestley/Helen Sedgwick Ilkley 1.23.22 2005
Veterans Graham Schofield/Steve Jackson Horwich 1.09.33 1997
Start Hartsop Hall GR 398118
C1, Footbridge, Dovedale Beck 389113
C2. Summit Hart Crag 369113
C3. Summit St.Sunday Crag 369134
C4. Knoll on Thornhow End 386154
Finish Playing Field Patterdale 391161
The route from Hartsop Hall goes along the track in Dovedale to the footbridge at 389113, C1 and climbs the footpath alongside Dovedale Beck to the footbridge at 382116. It will be not be flagged but is mandatory. The route from C3.to the finish will be flagged on the day. Runners reconnoitring must use recognised footpaths and ensure all gates are closed, especially on Hartsop Hall land.