It’s back! The Kong Winter Fell Series returns! Same routes as before! Get ready for some fast-paced fell racing action! All the usual F.R.A. rules apply.
Prizes will be awarded both for the winners on the day and for the overall series winners in all usual age categories!
Prizes are worked out on your best 4 out of 5 races for the series prize but you must attend our last race – Loopy Latrigg – if you want to be in with a chance of winning!
You must enter Loopy Latrigg online if you wish your performance in the race to be included for the series prize.
Please enter Online via SiEntries by 21:00 on the evening before each event – no excuses for not entering online:
Entry for Each event is £10
Enter all 5 events together via SiEntries and get a £5 discount
Race maps available to buy in the shop or on the day for £2. Buy all 5 race maps and save £2. Available to buy here.
RACE ONE 6th November: 2 Riggs
Start Bram Crag Farm, 11 AM
Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible. There will be a £1 parking charge which will be for charity.
The route is a runnable 5.6m loop which starts quickly out along the St John’s in the Vale valley bottom before climbing gradually along the ridge up to High Rigg. After the summit, there is a quick steep descent down to the minor road then a final short climb up to Low Rigg. Once here, you blast your way down into the valley with a few final boggy fields to trudge across before sprinting across the road and back to the farm. The route has 984ft of climbing.
Check out the video from the race last year here
RACE TWO 4th December: Stybarrow Dodd
Start Thirlmere People’s Hall, 11 AM
Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible. Parking is available in the People’s Hall Car Park, the track connecting the A591 to the B5322 by Castle Rock Car Park and the main A591 – please park as close to the side of the road as possible and take extra care walking along this road.
This race is the toughest of the series and packs in 2297ft of climbing in only 4 miles. It is virtually an out and back to the summit of Stybarrow Dodd but visits the top of Sticks Pass on the way out as well. Last year, the race was run in deep snow and many people ran in spikes or crampons so come prepared for any weather conditions!
RACE THREE 8th January: SOB (Stile End, Outerside, Barrow)
Start location – Braithwaite Lodge, CA125ST (Same location as Coledale Horseshoe race) 11am
Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible. Parking is available on the old A66 which is a short 5 minute walk across the A66 to Braithwaite.
Our third race now starts with a run up from the cattle grid at the bottom of the Braithwaite Lodge track, past the lodge and onto the fell at the bottom of Barrow. Head right, traversing the bottom of Barrow to reach the stream crossing between Barrow and Stile End, climb up to join the main track on to Stile End and re-join the old route. You then head straight up the front of Stile End, descend quickly and make your way towards Outerside. Here there is a short flagged section to get you back on the track down to Barrow Door. A quick sprint up to Barrow and then it’s a flying long descent down the front of Barrow to finish back at Braithwaite lodge. It’s a 5 mile race with 1640ft of climbing and is a beautiful route.
RACE FOUR 29th January: Clough Head
Start Threlkeld Quarry, 11 AM
Parking is limited, please car share as much as possible. Parking will be clearly signposted in the quarry and there will be a £1 parking charge which will go towards the Threlkeld Quarry Road Management Scheme.
Our fourth race is a tough 5m route with a lot of climbing. The race starts in the quarry and heads straight out onto the fell to begin the climb up to Clough Head summit – a total of 1870ft of climbing in a little over 2 miles. From Clough Head summit, it’s a flying runnable descent to the rocky summit of White Pike then turn left and pick the best line down to the gate and the quad track. From here any route across the lower fellside back to the top of the quarry and the final sprint along the quarry tracks all the way to King Kong Climbing Wall’s workshop and the finish!
RACE FIVE 19th February: Loopy Latrigg
Remote Start at Spoony Green Lane, 11AM(Registration at Kong Adventure, closes at 10:45am)
Our last race is the fastest and most runnable of them all. Beginning at Spoony Green Lane, the route climbs gradually through the forest to reach a high point near to the summit of Latrigg. A fast descent leads you round the back, past the car park and then back up the zigzigs to the summit of Latrigg. From here it is another flying descent along forest tracks and back to Spoony Green Lane. Prizes will be presented after this race back at Kong Adventure for individual winners and series winners.