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    Hoping to still run the race.

    More details tomorrow. Junior races unlikely.
    Slight change of course.

    Andrew

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    Buttermere Shepherds’ Meet Fell Race
    Saturday the 26th October 2pm.
    The organisers of the Shepherd’s meet have cancelled the show following heavy rain, and the promise of more to come.
    I intend to still hold a race. The race will start at the published time of 2 pm.
    The delay in the publication of the decision has been due to the fact that I have had to consult the National Trust and the farmers with hefting rights over the common and the fell.
    Everyone has been very supportive and the race will go ahead as follows.
    Junior Races : These will not go ahead, however I will accept junior runners in the race. The race is about 3km long, so under 14’s and older will be allowed to enter – provided their entry form is signed by their parent / carer. I hope some youngsters take the chance to compete against the older runners.
    Car Parking : Will now be at the public car park at Lanthwaite Green grid reference NY 159 209. There is limited parking, but there are several large spaces nearby, and there is the possibility of parking cars along the road side carefully. We do rely on the support of the locals and the National Trust and I would ask people to take care to park in such a way that we minimize the opportunity for people to find fault in our parking. The car park is on the opposite side of the road to the race. Care must be taken when crossing the road.
    The Route : Will head off across the common to the bridge across the stream, this may be flagged. The route is then the same as the race route, up over Whinn Benn and onto the turning crag. Because of the new start and finish area, there will be a taped route on part of the way back which will prevent runners racing down the steepest part of the path that competitors are using to ascend. This start of the taped route will also be marshalled. Runners will then re-cross the bridge and enjoy the sprint over the well cropped grass of the common to the finish. Please do not try to cross the river without the bridge. At the time of writing it is quite full.
    Entry Fee : The entry to the race will be free ( see prize giving )
    Prize giving : There will be one and I hope to have it as soon as possible – 3:15 by the latest? We will operate a “bring a prize to win a prize” policy. When you register drop off a prize in the large collection of prizes that have already been assembled. Suggestions include bottles of wine, beers, chocolates etc.
    Looking forward to seeing people on Saturday afternoon. The weather forecast looks like we may get a rain free race.
    Andrew Bradley

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    Only a month to go

    And for those that have been out checking the best lines..... the Shepherds' Meet has moved into Buttermere village.
    The meet itself is reducing its commitment to tents, and focusing on the core business of Herdwicks. They are still very keen to have fell races. The new meet will take place in the field out of the back of the café ( the one where registration for the Buttermere Sailbeck race takes place ). There will be parking available at the Meet field - entry £3 per car. There should also be parking available in the National Trust car park or on Newlands pass. Race entry is free.
    Registration will take place in a trailer in the field at the meet. However the start and finish will be on the other side of the road ( using the field that the Buttermere Sailbeck race finishes in GR NY 175 171). It is only two minutes away from registration.
    It will be an out and back race. The turning point will be top of Whiteless Breast at about NY 182 181. The distance is about 2.8Km with about 300m of climb. The going is generally very fast, with very good conditions under foot, with a small rocky section which can be avoided. It will be a very fast race. The pub will be open.
    Please pass this message on to anyone you suspect is hoping to race.

    Andrew Bradley
    Last edited by Andrew B; 30-09-2014 at 08:09 PM.

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    Thanks to everyone who turned up, and to those who helped out.

    New course, third new course in three years.

    results up http://www.c-f-r.org.uk/node/3223#attachments

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    Thanks to all who helped on this little beauty.

    Cracking event, well worth the travel.

    Quick results too.

    Well done all.

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    Excellent course - fantastic descent enjoyed every minute. well done to all especially Jenny on top of the hill
    Mike Hind
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    A great set of photo's here. Many thanks to Paul.

    http://www.fellrunner.net/

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    really enjoyed running on Saturday - thank to the organisers

    Garmin trace: 0.8 miles up - pretty much a straight line - in 12 minutes, then back the same way in another 5

    and beautiful sheep on display at the Shepherd's Meet
    if I can't see blencathra it's raining
    if I can see blencathra it's going to rain

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    Thanks to all those who ran and helped at Buttermere today.

    Hope you enjoyed the good looking sheep and the course.

    Results are to be found at http://www.c-f-r.org.uk/

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