Race Calendar

Fairfield Horseshoe

11 May 2024

Starts: 11:00
Distance: 9 Miles
Entry Fee: £13.16 - £16.32

Classified as an AM event, the Fairfield Horseshoe starts and ends at Rydall Hall (grid reference GR367063) near Ambleside. The 9 mile (14.5Km) route incorporates 2999ft (914m) of climbing. If you don't have the required kit see the FRA rules you won't be allowed to enter. If its a hot day, its likely that there will be a requirement to carry some water added to the kit list (TBC), therefore runners should bring a water bottle (probably at least 300ml) in case its required on the day. The course may be slightly different at the start and finish to avoid bottlenecks and members of the public. NEW START TIME - 11.00 AM ENTRY FEE FRA Member £12 + booking fee (you MUST provide your FRA number ) NON FRA Member £15 + booking fee. Entries close at midnight on 4th May. No refunds allowed but runners can transfer to another person up to this time (please check for details how on your sign up email) COURSE RECORDS: Male: J Adkin 01:14:45 (2021) Female: P Williams 01:27:09 (2023) COURSE: The course is only marked from the start to the fell gate at the bottom of the Nab Scar climb. You must follow the flags. You must keep to the East side of the wall coming off Dove Crag. CHECKPOINTS & CUT-OFF - There is a cut-off of 1 hour, 30 mins at Great Rigg Checkpoint 2 (roughly equivalent to the previous cut-off at Fairfield top of 1:45). C1 – Stile Nab Scar – GR 356071 C2 – Great Rigg summit – GR 355104 C3 – Fairfield summit – GR 358118 C4 – Dove Crag summit – GR 374104 C5 – Gate Low Sweden Bridge – GR 374055 PERMIT / INSURANCE: This race has a Permit and associated UK Athletics insurance from the FRA. OTHER INFORMATION: Parking (£3 per car) in the official race car park which is signed from the A591. There is strictly no parking at Rydall Hall and in the lane leading up to the Hall, which will be policed! Tea and cakes will be available at the finish.


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Results for the Fairfield Horseshoe were last updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 11:36.



9 Miles
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Toilets
  • Baggage store
  • No water stations
  • No distance markers
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
Race HQ:
Rydal Hall, Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9LX

You may be required to carry water so please be prepared.

Please visit the Ambleside AC website for additional information. You must enter your FRA number here if you have selected FRA membership.

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