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    Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Heres a new race for all those of you who enjoy running around Pendle Hill

    PENDLE CLOUGHS FELL RACE
    Saturday 26th July 2008
    AL 14 miles 3900ft accent
    Start time 2.00pm

    The idea for the race came from two know defunct races the Downham Fell Race and the Five Cloughs Fell Race, as no one I asked seemed to remember the exact route of the races I decided to make up my own combining the two, the result is the Pendle Cloughs Fell Race starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Downham and is an AL category race of 14 miles with an ascent of 3900ft.

    It takes in seven Cloughs of Brast Clough, Mearley Clough, Ogden Clough, Deep Clough, Churn Clough, Ashendean Clough, and Boar Clough.
    The course will only be partially flagged following the quite lane from Downham to just past the stile at the bottom of Worston moor, and from the road crossing to the finish across the fields.
    There will be 9 unmanned Checkpoints which must be visited in order the route taken between being up to the individual, as long as walls and fences are crossed via stiles, and private land is not crossed. (Keep within the access areas)
    A system of Orienteering clippers will be used at each Checkpoint, for those not accustomed to orienteering events competitors will be given a card containing numbered boxes, i.e. arrive at checkpoint 1 use the clipper attached and punch box 1 on the card and so on.
    EQUIPMENT
    Competitors must carry all of the following equipment as stipulated by the FRA
    a) Windproof whole body cover.
    b) Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions.
    c) Map and compass suitable for navigating the course.
    d) Whistle.
    e) Emergency food.
    No GPS equipment allowed
    Kit checks will be carried out,
    No kit no race.
    Anyone dropping out of the race must report back to Race Control at the Finish
    EXPERIENCE
    ER Experience required NS Navigational Skills Essential LK local knowledge an advantage. PM. Course only partially marked, at Start and across fields at Finish.
    Please don’t drop litter on the course.
    There are Toilet facilities and Parking but it can be fairly restricted at times due to the village being popular with tourists so car sharing is recommended.
    GRID REFERENCES
    START SD 785 440 Downham Village (on road by car park)

    CP 1 SD 783 411 Bottom of Mearley Clough
    CP 2 SD 789 404 Wall end at Nick and Ogden path Jct
    CP 3 SD 809 418 South side of wall in corner, Bottom of Big end
    CP 4 SD 806 405 Deep Clough
    CP 5 SD 796 384 Between intake walls (Staincomb)
    CP 6 SD 777 396 Bottom of Ashendean Clough
    CP 7 SD 798 398 Highest Pendle way sign Boar Clough
    CP 8 SD 805 419 Foxes Well
    CP 9 SD 797 433 Barn, Lane Head
    FINISH SD 786 440 Downham Village (lane by stream)

    4.00 entry to Andy Hirst 29 Darnbrook Rd Barnoldswick BB18 5RE
    Tel. 01282 812701
    Should be interesting !!!!!!!!
    Last edited by grifter; 27-04-2008 at 06:29 PM. Reason: Imformation missing

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Just looked at the route on a map. Ouch!

    Looks good, particularly as there'll be a lot of route choice, somethings thats becoming a bit rarer in fell races at the moment.

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Fancy a recy pudgy?

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Grifter, looks a great route, will head torches be rquired?
    Will there be entry on the day.
    I am up for this one.
    Cheers
    After climbing a great hill one only finds that there are many more hills to climb ......

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    nice, route!! you couldn't have picked a cooler time of year for it!

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Would make a good couple of recces - bare chested race?

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Ady In Accy View Post
    Would make a good couple of recces - bare chested race?

    Urrrgh! Watching those moobs bounce around after too many chippy teas.


    (and that's only one of my hobbies)

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by john doe View Post
    Fancy a recy pudgy?
    Yeah I'm on for that. Might be one or two inventive route choices (I'll just follow Pete Booth and out sprint him at the end )

    Grifter, you said the routes flagged up the road to the stile on Worston Moor. Have you got a grid reference for it? Cheers

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Pudgy View Post
    Urrrgh! Watching those moobs bounce around after too many chippy teas.


    (and that's only one of my hobbies)
    How very dare you

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    Re: Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

    There is going to be entries on the day but pre entry would help.

    No more grid refs, the idea is to make it interesting but it is going to be fairly obvious at the start and finish.

    Headtorches not essential unless you navigate as good as Stick !!!!!

    Kit will be according to conditions on the day and taxi fare for the non navigators

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