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    grisedale horseshoe

    i am doing this race as part of our club championships.. would like a map of course. is there one posted on the internet anywhere?

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    also is it as tough as it looks!!!!

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    This race really killed me the first year I did it, it is a very tough 10 mile or so race. Saying that I had only done 10 mile on the roads.

    Just prepare for the sting in the tail on the way up to hole in't wall.

    Did it last year and did not suffer as bad as first year, due to being a little more experienced and knowing what to expect.

    No map but route goes

    Glenridding
    Catsye Cam
    Helvellyn
    A point in between
    Grisdale Tarn
    St Sunday Crag.
    May Also be a checkpoint in the valley
    Then back to glenridding via Hole in't wall

    Some body who knows may be a little more descriptive

    Jamie

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    I have done this twice and found it the toughest fell race I have done - although I have not done the Ben or other epics. This has more climbing than the Ben over similar distance. If I am injury free this year I would like to go up and do it again, cracking route although I have still to find a good line off St. Sunday Crag! Killer of a last ascent up Grisedale brow which is a flank but hellish steep after 8.5 miles or so. I will try a plot a rough route on the O/S Memory map - PM me with email addy and I will forward.

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    have pm you hope it arrived

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    Profile.jpg

    Should be a link to elevation profile I hope

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    its a very hard race
    i suggest turkish delight

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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    May as well post route here also - not very Hi-Res but have full size Memory Map file if anyone wants it so they can pick holes in my route finding - I accept no responsibility for any runners getting lost!!!!
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    Re: grisedale horseshoe

    The toughest race I've run. Did the entire final climb on my hands and knees, with a quiet lie-down after each count of twenty.
    The valley checkpoint is at the south western corner of Elmhow Plantation, by the bridleway. I headed almost due north downhill to it off St Sunday, following a pair who crossed my path at right angles and seemed to disappear over a precipice. Turned out there was a green funnel between the cliffs which led straight down onto the open hillside.
    The race took me so long that the marshal at the finish asked me if I'd retired. I said no, but after that race I was thinking about it.

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    Grisedale Horseshoe

    Anyone know the route for this one?
    Cheers

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