Lockton Limping Fell Race

Information

The Lockton Limping Fell Race

Race organiser - Nick Cousins, 1 Eastfield Road ,Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7HU

Telephone number - 07985 024 014

Email address - nicholas.cousins@hotmail.com

Race start - 10:30am Sunday 24th October 2021

FRA category B Medium

Race distance - 11.2km/7.0 miles   Ascent - 330m/1140ft

Second counter in the Dave Parry Lets Run Winter Fell Race Series 2021/22

This is a fell race licence number 2021-7489 and is subject to the Fell Runners Association rules of racing..

It is your responsibility to be prepared and suitably knowledgeable to undertake this race.

Please read the FRA's "Requirements For Runners" here 

Further FRA runner advice, rules of competition and safety details for runners are here 

Venue; Lockton Village Hall, Lockton, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7QB

Grid Reference SE 84475 89918

Registration/number collection in the village hall is open from 9.00 am and will close promptly at 10.20am the race start is approximately 10 minutes at a brisk walk/trot.

Pre-entries Open 30th September 2021 and close at 11:59pm on 21st October 2021

Race entry limit 150

Minimum age to enter on the day of the race is 18 years

Entry Fee £6.00 for registered runners who competed at Fryup Frazzler or £7.00 for unregistered runners who did not compete at Fryup Frazzler. The £7.00 race fee includes a one-time £1.00 number fee supplement for first time entry to the series (if you ran at Fryup Frazzler bring your race number and the £1.00 is not payable) this is contribution to series prizes.

Parking - Please follow our parking marshal's directions and advice and park considerately within the village.

Race kit requirements:

Please bring the full FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit to the event (as is good practice to all fell race events and when training)

Waterproof whole-body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route and compass (no GPS) whistle and emergency food.

The organiser will confirm on the day which items you will be required to carry.

Note 1: FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit (for Long A, Medium A and Long B races) comprises: waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route and compass (see Note 3), whistle and emergency food

Note 2: The use of any GPS watch or device (or equivalent) for navigation is strictly forbidden in all FRA races. See also further information below.

Note 3: Maps must be physical (not electronic) and compasses must be traditional (nonelectronic) type. The use of electronic compasses is not permitted.

Prohibited equipment

All FRA races strictly prohibit the use of electronic devices using aids such as GPS for navigation or position fixing, even momentarily. Full details are given in the FRA Rules for Competition.

The use of such a device to display distance travelled, time, speed or altitude is allowed, as is recording of an actual route for post-race analysis.

This is a fell race event, the course is partially marked and marshalled, Navigational skills will be required and local knowledge will be an adavnatge. 

GPS navigation cannot be used.

Coronavirus:

Unfortunately coronavirus is still present in society, please do not attend this event if you are displaying any symptoms, awaiting test results or self isolating.

Please carry a face covering for use if you wish indoors/crowded settings and ,if you wish at the mass start.

If you develop Covid symptoms /test positive within 72 hours of the event, please inform the organiser and complete the UKA Covid 19 Report Form here 

Route description and Map

Please find the  map of the route here on the Esk Valley Fell Club website.

The starting point is an approx. 1100m walk ,west , from the village hall so allow 10/15 minutes to get there , remembering to carry your required kit it's too far to return back to your car!

There is a steep stony, slippery when wet , descent 200m after starting. Part way down at the metal field gate if you want to avoid the steep ,and slippy, descent through the wood then an alternative longer route through the grass field and gorse bushes will be marked with tape.

At CP1 ,before the farm , turn right over the footbridge.

The next 2km of woodland and pasture is straight forward ,though muddy after rain. Ascending the clear-felled plantation of  Keldgate Slack do not miss the right turn off the main track to reach the stile, contour path and CP2 higher up.

Descending from CP2 there is a right turn back up the hill ,to  CP3,just after passing under the overhead electric wires - don't miss it!

Be aware that at CP3 you emerge onto a road directly below a blind corner so be alert for any traffic emerging and descending from the crest of the hill and also ascending the hill.

Run down the road ensuring that you reach the marshals at CP4 to use the public footpath and do not cut across the open moor before CP4.

After CP5b the fast descent down Dundale Griff is both rocky and crossed by many tree roots.

From CP6 to CP7 the path along Levisham Brow is undulating and muddy when wet, and is single track making it difficult to pass others.

CP7 marks an acute left turn down to Wedland Slack.

About 1000m after CP7 there is a wooden bridge to cross . In wet conditions this bridge and the wooden duck boards directly before it are VERY SLIPPERY and hazardous , so please slow down and  take care crossing them.

The final 400/500m from the bridge is undulating path which steepens sharply just before the last field , all of which turns muddy in wet weather. The finish is at the hand gate of the field next to the road. 

When leaving the finish area be vigilant for traffic and other road users.

The prize presentation will be held at the village hall at the end of the event.