British Police Fell Race 2017
Police Sport UK are pleased to announce that the 2017 British Police Fell Race will be hosted by Lancashire Police AC in Cumbria on Wednesday 17 May 2017.
The race will take place in the Howgill Fells starting from Sedbergh at 1pm. The race will be over some steep, testing but very scenic fell terrain. The course will be around 10 miles with circa 2500 feet of ascent.
The course over some interesting, hill moorland. Full description below.
Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue
Registration will take place at Sedbergh Village Hall.
As usual, there is no official accommodation provided. Competitors are asked to make their own arrangements. There will be rooms available at the Youth Hostel. Bed and Breakfast and hotel accommodation can also be found in the area. As with all events, members can claim up to 50% of the accommodation and travel costs.
Shower and Changing Facilities
There are no showers, but some changing rooms and toilets provided at the Village Hall.
Printed A4 maps of the course will be provided. However, you still need to be able to navigate and this should not deter any competitor from taking such equipment as necessary to stay safe on the fells.
Compulsory Kit Requirement
Competitors will need to carry the following equipment:-
1. Windproof top body cover
3. Compass and Whistle
4. Suitable footwear for fell running
5. Waterproof full body cover (Only if poor weather conditions)
Each competitor should have navigational skills and be able to use a map and compass if required. Random kit checks will be carried out so please ensure you carry the required kit for the conditions. Any kit found missing will incur a time penalty.
Registration and Pre-Race Briefing
At the hostel - a briefing will take place five minutes before the start.
Post Race Meal and Presentation of Trophies
A hot meal will be provided at the local pub (to be decided). This will be followed by a formal presentation of trophies and prizes at approximately 3.30pm. This cost will be covered by the Sports & Social Club.
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Vet 40+
1st - Vet 45, Vet 50
1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Mixed Force Teams (First three to count including ladies)
1st - Veteran 40+ Mixed Team (First three to count)
1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open
1st - Vet 40+
NB. Additional prizes may be added subject to entry volume.
British Police Fell Race Entry
The entry fee will be £12.00. This fee covers the cost of the presentation buffet and the awards and prizes. This cost will be covered by the Sports & Social Club.
Entry is open to all serving and retired Sports & Social club members. Any individuals interested in entering please contact Richard Cupper
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