Club Runs

“Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland ...... no other so exquisitely lovely, no other so charming, no other that calls so insistently across the distance. All who truly love Lakeland are exiles when away from it” A.W.

We meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm for a club run on the beautiful Western fells (even after only a few days of work one can feel like an exile). Our usual haunts include the fells surrounding Buttermere (Grasmoor, High Stile, Melbreak) and the Western fells around Ennerdale and Cold Fell. If the weather is bad we may stay low on the tracks and trails.

If you are visiting the area or thinking of joining the club feel free to pop along and join us.

We usually run for between 1 and 2 hours at a comfortable pace with frequent regrouping with some runners incorporating hill reps. Sometimes a fast group will decide to go further or a slow group to stay lower: it varies each week with the terrain and the turnout.

If the schedule is quite short it means we are in the process of deciding where to run next. Please keep checking the website for updated runs. Members may also post other runs at other times e.g. weekend runs, or recces of upcoming races.

PLEASE NOTE: These runs are weather dependent and whilst we like to think we are a hardy bunch sometimes the weather does get the better of us. Please check the website for any last minute route changes.

Date Location Details
30th Apr Fangs Brow

A committee will form and decide the final route.

We did promise that we go back and go up the small valley onto Carling Knott that we "discovered" last winter. Perhaps tonight is the night?

From there Blake will feature, and then the correct route to Burnbank and back.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

7th May Kirkstile Inn

Melbreak and possibly Hen Combe

Followed by a shandy and a nut in the pub.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

14th May Cold Fell Road

Tomorrow is the Latrigg race - the sixth race in the club champs. It is very likely that very few people will turn up tonight...…

For those that do, trot off up Blakely and onto Grike. You can then decide whether to take in Crag Fell too before coming back along the track.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

21st May Lowther Forest Gate

Tomorrow is the Latterbarrow race.

Tonight is the annual trot round the route. Find the best tussock to plan your face plant for tomorrow.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

28th May Darling Howe

Graystones, Broom, Lord's Seat and back down the non driest trod in Cumbria.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

4th Jun Ennerdale show field

Tomorrow is the 7th race in the club champs. everyone will be saving themselves for the classic Blencathra race.

If you really must ruin tomorrow's performance, or even worse, you aren't going to the race, then you are going to join what could be a very small collection of individuals.

A quick trot up Blake and Gavel is the suggested route.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six.

Might end up splitting the group, depending upon numbers, or changing the plan depending upon weather.

11th Jun Sale Fell

Trot round, over and under Sale Fell for an hour or so.

Car sharing - for those coming from the north. Meet at Mitchell's auction mart, Cockermouth at ten to six to divvy the cars. We leave at six. The car share might not be so popular tonight because of the members meeting.

Then its off to the Swan Inn Cockermouth for a members meeting. All welcome to join the discussion about club business.