15 miles 3000ft - 20th March
Its back......HEPTONSTALL FELL RACE
Put HEPTONSTALL in your 2012 diary; a great introduction to fell running across the moors and valleys of Bronte Country.
18th March 2012 - 15miles 3200feet climb - see you there???
Organisers are planning recces - would you like a guided run of the route????
Should be there too hopefully,as its a good trainer for the Three Peaks(if I get in),Hebden 22 first long race/run,21st Jan.
Just entered the 3 Peaks - see you there!
Fancy doing the Trog too?
I`m in too - Yey! Now lets see if I can do a little better than `barely finish`
I`d looked at the Full trog,but I`m in at Liversedge half that weekend,although I did the half trog last year,which was a good scenic run,but bog trotting for so long isn`t my idea of a good fell run.
Date for your diaries; Sunday MARCH 17th 2013 - the date of 2013 Heptonstall Fell Race. See you there???
Considering it as my first forray into the world of Fell Racing, or is that just completely stupid...?
Iain - good to hear from you. Apologies for the delayed response!
If you are regular and confident half marathon /marathon runner this race would be highly recommended as a first fell race; Heptonstall Fell Race is well flagged (apart from one section) A map and compass is compulsory (as are hat, gloves, and full wind/shower proof body cover) but you'll only be resorting to the map if you lose touch with the more experienced runners who make up the majority of the field; the regular fell runners will be running at a variety of paces so unless you are planning to be in the top 10% you should find you always have company. The compulsory gear will normally be carried in a bum bag unless the weather turns nasty. I suggest including a small water bottle and a few gels.
Heptonstall Fell Race is a great excuse for a weekend away; Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall are well worth a visit, and the local landscape is spectacular; full of vast moors and hidden valleys. Most of all you'll find the local fell runners are a welcoming bunch so you'll be making new friends and downing many pints...
Hope you can join us on March 17th!
Steve (Race Organiser)
If you're interested in this race its well worth keeping up to date whilst enjoying images of fantastic winter scenery; "like" Heptonstall Fell Race facebook site;
The official race website is still at http://www.heptonstallfellrace.org.uk/
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