Leg 4 – Route change

Leg 4: Change to final descent

From Stone Arthur, Leg 4 will now descend direct to the finish field in full view of the finish field. This is a change to the published descent line on the map. It was necessary to keep this a secret until now to ensure that runners were not tempted to recce this line as it is almost entirely on private land belonging to the event field owner. The new line will be fully flagged and available for recce (in reverse from event field) from 9 am on the morning of the race. Please do not attempt to look at it before then.

Final Details

Here is your Race Information for Saturday 20th October 2018. It should answer most of the questions you might have about race day but if there is anything else out-standing do get in touch. Please be patient, we might not always be able to give an immediate response.

Please remember that you must register your team by Midnight on Thursday 18th October 2018.

Download Final Details

Download Emergency Contact Sheet

Download Car Park Pass (two passes per team only)

Socializing options for after the running is done

We have received enquiries about options for a night out from those wanting to party after the Relay. There is no ‘official’ event organised but best options for drinking (and eating) for those staying over are probably Grasmere or Ambleside.

Grasmere is a quiet and picturesque village in the heart of the Lake District. Unsurprisingly, it is hardly known for its banging nightlife. There are, however, a handful of pubs and hotel bars that are worth a visit. Right next to the Relay field on the A591 are the Travellers’ Rest and Swan pubs. Think traditional Lakeland: slate floors, good beer and in the Swan’s case, well-heeled patrons. In the village itself are a variety of hotel bars just a stone’s throw from the camping and campervan sites, the most notable of which are Bar 1769, attached to the Inn at Grasmere right in the centre of the village, and Tweedies Bar, which may require navigational skills to find but will be well worth the effort. Tweedies has a huge selection of craft beer and ales and has live music until midnight on a Saturday.

Ambleside is another idyllic Lakeland village with an abundance of pubs and restaurants. It has a bit more hustle and bustle and a town-like feel compared to Grasmere and is likely to be a bit busier around the pubs – think Newcastle in Northern Ireland after the champs race or Fort William after the Ben (without the aggro). The Golden Rule is a favourite of hill goers and is a pub-lovers pub. Good beer, a homely feel, and friendly locals make this place popular. The Unicorn is a bit of a hidden gem around the corner from the Rule; small, welcoming and often with live music on a weekend. The Lily offers something a bit different and is a more modern wine bar with a bit of music on and a younger, smarter crowd. The hotel bars of Churchill’s, White Lion and Queen’s are roomier and all serve food. Churchill’s has live music on a Saturday. The Royal Oak in the centre of the village is another Lakeland pub with good beer, a low beamed roof and decent outside seating to watch the world go by. Finally, there is the Ambleside Tavern with the draw of the downstairs late-night disco-club of Sporties. Free entry from 11pm and open until 2am, this is where the hardcore will head to dance their cares away in to the wee hours.

The Badger Bar is also worth a mention, sandwiched between Grasmere and Ambleside in the pretty hamlet of Rydal. Owned by a fell runner, and in addition to the attractions of great ales, roaring fires and oak panelled finery, there is a colony of badgers that can be observed around dusk.

Travel between Grasmere and Ambleside can be done either by taxi or the 555 bus. See the bus timetable here:

Bus timetable

T-Shirts

Uncollected T-Shirts

If you didn’t collect your t-shirt at the relays then please contact Kate at  kate.ayres@hotmail.co.uk to arrange delivery or collection.  You will be liable for postage.

T-Shirts

You can buy T-Shirts with the British Fell Relays 2018 logo, designed by Ambleside AC’s Jim Tyson.

They are £13 each, with men’s and women’s option.

Order before the cut off date and they will be available on the field. After the cut off date you can have them delivered.

Follow this link:

T-Shirts

Our Men’s Club Captain modelling the T-Shirt (Captain not included!)