BB KONG – A Classic summer evening horseshoe race
The race begins in Threlkeld village by the Salutation Inn, runs up the road and cuts off on the footpath by the public car park (Dickney Car Park) to the fell gate. From here, race across fields to reach the foot of Doddick Fell. Next, it is a relentless climb to the top of Blencathra. A super fast dash across the stunning ridgeline towards Blease Fell, your final checkpoint, before plummeting back down the extremely steep grassy slopes to the finish. Your quads will be screaming by the end of the descent!!
The race is approximately 5 miles and has approximately 2,500 feet of ascent. It is open to anyone aged 16 and over but those under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The course will not be flagged so you must be able to navigate and make your own way to the 2 compulsory checkpoints. Full FRA kit will be required (waterproof top and bottoms, hat and gloves, compass, whistle and map)
Distance – 5 miles Climb – 2487ft
Venue – Salutation Inn, Threlkeld (GR 322253)
Race start – Tuesday 10th August 7pm, from Salutation Inn, Threlkeld.
A classic 5 mile course traversing one of the most beautiful ridgelines in the Lakes.
- Doddick Fell GR332270
- Blease Fell Summit GR311270
To enter this race, please visit the SIENTRIES site here
Entry list here
Race Map here