Old Crown Round

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.

Check Points:

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.

Route description

Race map North

Race map South

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, j.horne145@btinternet.com

Race Results

2021: https://races.fellrunner.org.uk/results/3f9696cf-ffbb-4fd6-b5d8-a3dacc2c2053

2019: https://fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=5891