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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Emmilou

    The Short Race is not a bad one to navigate. There are enough people for you to follow without getting lost.

    You start at the pub, and go up the Walna Scar Track for about half a mile to a gate. You then climb steeply on a bearing of 118 to a Quarry Building (Caw Quarry). Then head on a slightly-rising contour (85 bearing) for 500m to the Wall Corner at 235950: then continue along the wall NE for 400m (still on a contour) until it turns sharp left down the fell (don't go down). Instead carry on contouring round the fell heading at a 53 degree bearing to the Walna Scar Quarry Building about 30m above a main track. Then drop onto the track (heading NE): it soon comes to a wall which you then follow (NE then NW) to a wall corner (CP3). Then go up the ridge on a 90 degree bearing up Dow Crag to a grassy plateau 20m short of the summit rocks (CP4).

    After that the route is the same as for the Long Duddon: either over Buck & Brown Pikes on the path to Walna Scar pass (easier to find) or do a gradually dropping contour to the right of them to drop to Walna Scar pass.

    The next bit is where people sometimes (in mist) might go wrong. Follow a faint path along the ridge. After 500m don't bear left (faint path) up to White Maiden: instead contour round to the right past White Maiden then up onto White Pike.

    Getting off White Pike is steep: don't head direct towards Caw! Either go back 10m in the direction you came in from,then head W down a reasonable gully and scree by the quarry workings. Or go South down a grassy steep nose.

    Then head along the Wall just to the right of Green Pikes then contour & climb onto Caw (you eventually get onto a trod). After Caw, come back on yourself for 500m on the path until you are down at a col/ stream head, before heading down (soon with a wall on your right) to the final checkpoint (a marked gap in the wall). From there its flagged to the finish.

    All Grid Refs are on the Duddon Valley Fell Race website.

    Enjoy it, if you decide to do it. You'll be finished in good time to see the winners of the Long Race arrive.
    Last edited by MikeB; 03-07-2007 at 10:54 PM.

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    HELP!!!!!
    Lift needed...
    One of the NI runners is looking for a post race lift,
    ideally as early poss' on Sunday morning,
    from Duddon (Seathwaite) to Manchester Airport....
    If you can help please PM me and I'll put you in touch.
    Thanks
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    Unhappy Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Have a good run tomorrow folks - I'm afraid I won't be able to make it up to cheer you on - too many non running things to do at home - spending far too much time in the office during the week.

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Turned out nice again:


    http://www.mwis.org.uk/mountain/LD.PDF


    see you all there

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    1st Ian Holmes
    2nd Tom Owens
    3rd Rob Jebb

    Others doing well when I saw them around Great Carrs area included Lloyd Taggart, Rob Hope and Nick Sharp.

    But a very good turn out of decent runners; Pete Vale, Karl Gray, Mark Roberts, Andrew Schofield, John Heneghan, Danny Hope, Simon Booth, Phil Davies, Jim Davies... all in the top 20 when I saw them pass.
    Why walk when you can run.

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    few grainy pics at www.huwprice.com what a great day out well done one and all.

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    Anyone know who won the ladies race today? Well done everyone!
    What goes up usually has to come down...

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Huwski View Post
    few grainy pics at www.huwprice.com what a great day out well done one and all.


    Oiiii!

    Moo!!!!!

    Who you sticking one finger up at?

    in huws photos.....dscn0981.jpg

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysinjured View Post
    Oiiii!
    Moo!!!!!
    Who you sticking one finger up at?
    in huws photos.....dscn0981.jpg
    Wouldn't draw attention to the pics Mike. Have you seen 979?

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    Re: Duddon Fell Race

    Looks like Ian Holmes sneaked under Billy Bland's record with 2:42:35. Don't know how much time difference the new start made, but in any case, not a bad run for an old bloke a week after winning Jura!

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