Recceing race routes
Knowing the fastest racing lines can be key to success in fell racing. We like to think we know them all, so why not hire us for a day or half day to show you some of the best routes in the some of the best races in the country? The examples below would typically class as a full day's worth of running, with the exception of the Fairfield Horseshoe. Make a booking or enquiry
- Langdale Horseshoe fell race
This Lakeland classic is "only" 13 miles on paper, but its 5000ft+ of ascent makes it feel a lot more - trust me! There are lots of route choices and sneaky racing lines along the way which could save you literally tens of minutes.
- Ennerdale Horseshoe fell race
The Ennerdale Horseshoe fell race, at 23 miles and nearly 8000ft of ascent, is one you'll certainly want to recce before the big day!
- Wasdale fell race
This race is a real mountain challenge, coming in at 22 miles and with over 9000ft of ascent. It covers some of the hardest-going terrain in the Lake District, passing over the rocky summit of Scafell Pike from Esk Hause.
- Borrowdale fell race
This is another classic Lake District race that passes over the summit of Scafell Pike, and the descent from Great Gable to Honister definitely needs a recce pre-race.
- Fairfield Horseshoe
Even when if not racing, the Fairfield Horseshoe makes a fantastic route. It is about 9 miles long and has around 3300ft of ascent, and the best bit is that most of the route is running along the top, giving you great views all route long.
- Yorkshire 3 Peaks
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is a tough route and judging the correct pace to go at can be very difficult. The challenge is not going to fast on the flat sections and tiring yourself out for the grueling ascents. A description of the walk can be found here.