Sunday 7th Oct
Who fancies a run out in this cracking event? See information below.
INFORMATION FROM THE ORGANISERS
The 25th Relay will be held on Sunday 7th October 2012, starting at 09.15hrs from King George V Playing Fields in Patterdale and run in a CLOCKWISE direction with the first changeover at Hartsop. Details of the course are enclosed.
The Relay is for Club teams of eight runners. Each of the four legs must be covered by two runners from each team. Each runner may compete on one leg of the Relay only. Runners must be 18 years or over except that on leg 1 one of the runners may be aged 16 or 17 years provided that the other runner on that leg is over 18. Ages are calculated on the race date.
There are four categories of team:-
Open – no restrictions except first claim membership of the Club
Women – all of the runners must be women
Veteran – all the runners must be aged at least forty years on the day of the race.
Mixed – at least four of the runners must be women
In an effort to manage traffic congestion at changeovers and avoid possible conflict with landowners this year’s entry will be limited to 60 teams. Clubs may enter more than one team but will not be guaranteed more than one team. Preference will be given to Clubs that have supported the Relay since its inception. Immediately after the closing date for entries the Organisers will decide which entries to accept if more than sixty teams have been entered. Clubs will be notified of the decision of the Organisers as soon as possible.
The entry fee will be £70. Any surplus/profit will be donated to a local charity after an appropriate ‘float’ is set.
Entries must be submitted on the attached entry form. The entry fee must be enclosed with the entry form. The closing date for entries is Friday 10th August 2012. Entries received after that date will not be considered. Completed entry forms, with payment, and all communications concerning entry to the Relay must be directed to Chris Speight, 49 Park Avenue, Kendal, LA9 5QN. Tel.No. 01539 730203, e-mail email@example.com
Each team must make arrangements for transporting its runners to and from changeover points. However a shuttle bus will operate between Patterdale and the Kirkstone Pass changeover. Teams will be notified in due course of the special rules for the Kirkstone Pass and Hartsop Hall/Sykeside changeovers. Access at both Kirkstone and Sykeside is very sensitive and parking restricted. The future of the Relay depends on Teams accepting these. We received great cooperation from all Teams last year – we hope we can rely on this again this year.
Maps and Timing
Teams must provide their own maps showing the area covered by the Relay. These may be either O.S.1:50000 or 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 windproof 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 whole body waterproof clothing and 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.
Accommodation is available at Sykeside Camping Park – see www.sykeside.co.uk
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 Barker Keswick 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.
LIST OF RUNNERS:
Stu Walton & Shane Beaumont