The Old Crown Round 2021 – Saturday 23rd July 2022
**Covid Restrictions may apply**
Please note that the race is a FELL RACE ONLY, no entry for walkers (sorry). For 2022 it is also an FRA English Championship Race.
This is an arduous route. There are sections of open fell with no paths and only the first section of the route across farmers fields will be flagged, the rest will not be flagged. Cut off times for checkpoints will apply (although these will be generous), and runners should not enter this race unless they have experience of AL fell races and are confident they can navigate themselves round the race safely.
Route: ROUTE CHOICE is YOUR CHOICE and optimal race lines are for reccing. A map will be supplied here in due course but the route on the map may not necessarily be the optimal race line.
Start : Old Crown Pub Hesket Newmarket
Checkpoint 1: Carrock Fell Summit
Checkpoint 2: Blencathra Summit
Checkpoint 3: Skiddaw House
Checkpoint 4: Skiddaw Summit
Checkpoint 5: Knott Summit
Checkpoint 6: High Pike Summit
Finish: Old Crown Pub
Please click on the links below for more information:
Please note that Skiddaw House is listed on the maps as a shelter, it is now a compulsory checkpoint (checkpoint 3), sorry that the maps don’t currently reflect this.
Runners will have a choice of three flagged river crossing points: stream crossing
Northern Fells Running Club are grateful to the The Old Crown Pub for allowing us to use their outdoor covered area for registration.
A note on poles: poles will only be allowed for runners that otherwise would be unable to take part in the event. The ethos is to be inclusive not exclusive
Date & time: Sat 23rd July 2022
FRA Category: AL NG
Distance: 36km / 22.4m
Climb: 2200m / 7218ft
Venue/Start/Finish: The Old Crown Pub, Hesket Newmarket
Grid ref: NY 341 386
Skills & experience: ER, PM, LK, NS
Minimum age: 18
Race records: Male: H. Bolton 03:31:44 – 2021 Female: S. Brett & N. Hawkrigg – 04:50:00 – 2017
Car parking: will be at Hesket campsite, signs and marshals will be out to direct
Race Contact: John Horne, Smithy House, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, CA7 8JG, 016974 78219, firstname.lastname@example.org