Fell Race - Start 10.30
The Longshaw fell race is held on the Saturday morning of the Sheepdog trials.
The number of competitors at the Longshaw race has increased each year, despite competition from several other local races which are traditionally run on the same weekend.
Entries come from many miles away, and occasionally we have an international runner in the field including the 2011 winner.
The Fell Racecourse is shown below, it covers 5 miles of varied terrain over Burbage, Higger Tor, Over Owler Tor, Owler Tor, Lawrence Field & Longshaw Pastures, including woods, rocky paths and the occasional bog.
The start field can be seen from the majority of the route, and conversely, the spectators can follow the runners through binoculars.
The course record is 38m 07sec and will stand forever.
Pay to enter the Sheepdog Trials (currently £5) and race free. Bring the family; there’s plenty for them to do while you run on the fells.
* Dark Peak Fell Runner organised, FRA insured event * Extensive prize list * Spot prizes * A friendly event * A proper fell race * Catering marquee * Real ale Bar with Abbeydale beers * What more could tha' want? * Be there or be somewhere else *