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Tour of Pendle Fell Race

 Tour of Pendle Fell race

The Tour of Pendle fell race photos can be seen here http://racingsnakes.com/photos.php.  The Tour of Pendle fell race is an established fell race that sets off from the lovely village of Barley at the foot of Pendle Hill.  I took photos at three locations for the Tour of Pendle, firstly heading up the steep side of Pendle Hill and headed to the South Side to get the pictures of the Fell Runners as they ran over the flat summit with the Yorkshire Dales in the background.

After Photographing every runner on the Tour of Pendle , I jumped on my cross bike and headed to the foot of the steep sided gill at Ogden Clough. I got there just missing the first of the racing snakes as they made good speed up the Clough.  It was an impressive sight seeing the runners descending the steep side of the gill with the occasional excitement of calls as the rocks got dislodged and the calls to warn the other runners echoed around the valley.  I took a number of pics of the Tour of Pendle runners as they crossed the stream and headed up the valley, the pain was starting to show on some of the runners faces.

tour of pendle fell runner fallingAfter most of the runners had passed I made my way to the safety checkpoint (checkpoint 4), this was going to be the next place to capture some great pictures, this location captured the racers as they neared the finish of the Tour of Pendle fell race.  This was the last steep descent of the race and it certainly was steep and slippery with more than one racer coming to grief on the steep slope.  Some great pics can be seen of the runners descending on http://racingsnakes.com. The temperature was dipping as the last of the runners passed through and it was time to call it a day.

Dunnerdale Fell Race Photos

Dunnerdale Fell Race Photos will be published on racingsnakes.com/photos soon after the race. The photos of the Dunnerdale fell race will be taken out on te course with the aim to get the best photos possible that reflect the pasion of the fell race. The Dunnerdale fell race is held on 9 November 2013. The race often attracts around 250 runners, with the fastest runners completeing the course in around 40 minutes. The Dunnerdale fell race is held in the lake district National Park and he start is from Broughton Mills. The Dunnerdale fell race is organised by the Black Combe Runners.  The race is clseed as a ‘short classic’ race, the distance is 8km with 550 meters of ascent (and descent).The racefollows a circular route with checkpoints at

  • The Knott: SD 2233 9195
  • Raven Crag: SD 2229 9294
  • Stickle Pike: SD 2111 9281
  • Great Stickle: SD 2109 9161

The race climbs out of Broughton Mills climbing The Knott and Ravens Cragg, at this point the race descends to the road crossing before climbing back up to Stickle Pike, the route then descends before undulating towards Great Stickle. From here the race descends back to the start at Broughton Mills. After the race there is food provided in the local pub.fell runner lake district

Dunnerdale Fell race Map