Birkrigg Common

Birkrigg Common, nr Ulverston.  This race is one for the speed merchants. It's short, firm under foot and relatively flat. The race starts with a stampede across the common and a brief, runnable climb up to the prehistoric stone circle on top of the hill. A gradual descent gives you the chance to increase your stride length and feel the wind in your hair. Then it's the long haul back up to the top and back down again, around, over the top, and the finish is in sight. Watch out for some epic battles on the descent. A real treat for spectators here with spectacular views across Morecambe Bay and plenty of off road parking.

    See 2010 race video from Andy Holden

 

 

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