|Teenager with Altitude||Grade AL 15.4 miles, 7600 foot of ascent, 75 entries max|
|Description||This is a long race with a large amount of climb, visiting some exposed areas. Navigational skills and experience of long distance racing are a prerequisite. The race starts from the hillside by the road above Stair, grid reference NY233212 and climbs steeply to the first checkpoint at Causey Pike. Checkpoint number 2 is on Outerside and from there the route heads for Grasmoor, checkpoint 3, the highest point in the race. It then visits Whiteless Pike (Checkpoint 4) and after a steep plunge to Sail Beck it reaches Newlands Hause. There is a cut-off time of two and a half hours at this checkpoint; runners reaching Newlands Hause after the cut-off time will be asked to retire and return to Stair. Checkpoint 6 is High Snockrigg, a good vantage point overlooking Buttermere. The route then crosses Buttermere Moss and after a steep climb reaches Robinson. From Robinson the race follows the same route as the Anniversary Waltz, visiting Hindscarth, Dale Head, High Spy and Cat Bells and finishes at a field near Newlands village hall.|
|Race HQ||Stair Village Hall|
|Start||10:00 am pompt at grid ref NY233212 – Allow 15 min walk from Village Hall|
|Route|| The route covers the Newlands Valley Horseshoe. The final sections of the course will be taped and in addition there will be a number of manned checkpoints as follows:
Start: GR 233212
|Kit Check:|| This is an extremely exposed route early in the season. On this basis a full kit check will be done at the start, and spot checks at the finish for:
Full waterproof body cover Map, Compass and Whistle Entry is dependent on your carrying this as a minimum!
Not to carry them will result in disqualification. You have been warned!
|Newlands||Any profits that are made from the race will be donated back to the Newlands Valley.|
|Camping||There are campsites at Keswick and Braithwaite.|
|Download Map||Please click on the map below. For illustration of route, not suitable for on the day.|