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    Question First Fell Race

    My first fell race is at the Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials, anybody done this race before ? whats it like ?

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    Re: First Fell Race

    fell running...it's a crazy game


    Take up something sensible instead...bowls?

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    Re: First Fell Race

    I'm quite a novice myself Tommy, plenty of off-road but I've only done a few fell races. You'll love it, so tough but you'll get a real buzz

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    Re: First Fell Race

    Oh, don't know that race but if its classified as fell expect tough hills and loads of mud after recent rains. You probably know that already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials
    Anyone know what the 'dogs are charged with?

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    Re: First Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Hare View Post
    Anyone know what the 'dogs are charged with?
    I'd recommend a Uniross Universal 120 NI-MH Battery Charger

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    Re: First Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Hare View Post
    Anyone know what the 'dogs are charged with?
    LOL

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    Re: First Fell Race

    The James Herriot Race in Wensleydale this weekend is an excellent first fell race. 1000 ft in the first mile and a bit then a glorious level track on the edge of the moor with astonishing views up the dale. There's a bit of short steep climb then a 4 mile bounce back to Bolton Castle.

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    Re: First Fell Race

    Doing the James Herriot this weekend as well, didn't realise it had that much climbing in the first mile though

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    Re: First Fell Race

    Oops! Yes that wouldn't be a very encouraging first fell race would it? I've just gone back to the memory map and in fact it's about 500 feet in the first mile and a quarter and 1083 feet approx overall. The second climb is from Beldon Beck to Greenhaw Hut which is about 200 feet but seems more. But it's on a jeep track. The rest of the ascent is made up of undulations and steady climbs.

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