If your legs are up to it, it appears that the Old Counties Tops race is still open for entries this Saturday (cant see a closed anywhere!) – so, just 37 miles and 10,000ft of climbing to be considered!
Held in May, The Old County Tops Fell Race is a 37 mile/10,000ft. event (distance and climb dependant on whether you go the right or wrong way). The Race starts in Great Langdale and takes in the tops of Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Coniston after which the survivors are fed and watered.
There is a current start list here
Another race taking in some mountain beasts is the Carneddau in north Wales. With Carnedd Dafydd, Llewellyn and Yr Elen to negotiate those of you who know the area will testify to it being a super-tough event.
Start : Road Junction (633662)
CP 1 : Summit of Carnedd Dafydd (663630)
CP 2 : Summit of Carnedd Llewellyn (683644)
CP 3 : Summit of Yr Elen (673651)
CP 4 : Sheepfold (658669)
CP 5 : Summit of Gyrn Wigau (654675)
Finish: Just above cottages at Tan y Foel (630672)
Runners can register at George Inn, Bethesda (GR 625672). Entry fee £4 on day only. (Over 18). Any probs contact Ross Powell 01286 881491, Email email@example.com.
Up in Scotland it’s a long-weekend. In that I mean long distance. Tomorrow (21 May) the Slioch Horseshoe race covers 20km of hill and trails in the Kinlochewe area, and on the same day the mammoth Cateran Trail Ultramarathon goes ahead. Covering 55 miles this one also counts 2 points towards the UTMB.
Have a good one!