Howgills Junior FRA Race

HOWGILLS FELL RACE SUNDAY 12th MAY 2024

FROM LUPTON FIELDS, SEDBERGH, CUMBRIA LA10 5AB

REGISTRATION OPENS - 10AM

FIRST RACE STARTS - 12PM

Directions

The races start at Lupton Fields, Sedbergh School, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5AB.

Parking

No fee. You will be directed where to park. See map of field entry/exit point.

 Administration Area

  • Start/Finish area -Lupton Fields
  • Registration - building adjacent to Lupton Field
  • Portaloos -by wall/metal railing
  • Food stands - there will be tea/coffee, hot/cold food stands available

(Food vendors - the pitches are next to the outdoor electrical point)

Registration

ALL runners must register at the classroom adjacent to the carpark.

Bibs

If a junior collected their bib at the Duddon Dash Race on 21st April 2024, please bring that bib with you to this race.

Replacement Bibs

If a junior, who already has their bib from the Duddon Dash race forgets that bib, they can obtain a replacement bib from registration for a fee of £2.00.

Junior Race Entry

If you have already submitted an online entry for the ENTIRE FRA Championship/Challenge, you do not need to enter online again to take part in this race.

If you have NOT already entered the FRA championship/challenge, TO ENTER, please click on this link and complete the entry form:

https://fellrunner.niftyentries.com/Howgills-Junior-Fell-Race-2024?fbclid=IwAR2HW7FSBaDdYgDrCPcS56DmU8SdiY5pEtfAPIKRhtVr4Ydh6Cj8oive5U0

If the Howgills Fell Race is your first event, you will be given your bib on the day - the bib  contains the race chip to record your time as you cross the finish line (there are no ankle tags or wrist dibbers).

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ENTRY IS ALLOWED ON THE DAY FOR JUNIORS – SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU MUST ENTER ONLINE BY 11.59PM FRIDAY10th MAY 2024.

Senior Race Entry

Seniors can ONLY enter on the day.


Race kit

U9 to U15 must carry (inside a bum-bag or running vest/carriage system),

  • whistle
  • hat
  • gloves
  • waterproof jacket

U17/U19/Seniors must carry (inside a bum-bag or running vest/carriage system),

  • hat
  • gloves
  • map of the route
  • compass
  • emergency food
  • waterproof jacket with attached hood (taped seams)
  • waterproof trousers (taped seams)

The Race Organiser may check the race kit before a runner is allowed to start, during the race or at the finish.

Race timings

U9                   12:00pm

U11                 12:15pm followed by prize-giving for U9

U13                 12:40pm followed by prize-giving for U11

U15                 1:15pm followed by prize-giving for U13

U17/U19          2:15pm (both age groups start together) followed by prize giving for U15

Seniors            10 minutes after the U17/U19 start.

The prize-giving for U17/U19 will take place after all U17/U19 finish.

There are no prizes for seniors.  

Race procedure

After runners have registered, they need to be in the holding pen (near the race start)

10 minutes before the start time.

The runners will be counted before going to the start line.  

Runners will be given a race brief by the Race Organiser before starting. 

During the race, runners will be counted through the various checkpoints by marshals.

Once runners pass the finish line, numbers will also be manually recorded to confirm everyone has returned. This is in addition to runners having electronically chipped bibs.  

Prizes

ALL juniors who finish will receive a medal as they come through the finish funnel.

There are also prizes for the first three runners as follows:

Challenge Under 9 and Under 11

  • 1st place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports vouchers for £15 and 1st place medal
  • 2nd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £10 and 2nd place medal
  • 3rd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £5 and 3rd place medal 

Championship Under 13 and Under 15

  • 1st place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports vouchers for £20 and 1st place medal
  • 2nd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £12 and 2nd place medal
  • 3rd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £8 and 3rd place medal

Championship Under 17 and Under 19

  • 1st place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports vouchers for £25 and 1st place medal
  • 2nd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £15 and 2nd place medal
  • 3rd place boy and girl:  Pete Bland Sports voucher for £10 and 3rd place medal

U18 Mountain Cup Trials

Those competing in the U17/U19 race born in 2007 or 2008, will have the opportunity to also complete in the England Trial for the International U18 Mountain Running Cup taking place in Palencia, Spain on 20th - 22nd June 2024.

The first 3 junior males and first 3 junior females (born 2007/2008) will automatically gain selection from the trial race, with the remaining 1 place in each race to be decided by the selectors.

Results

Results will be published by ‘Crazy Legs Events’ via the FRA website usually on the day of the race.

Race Safety

All runners will receive a race brief on the start line summarising the race route. Also, there will be a reminder that if a runner is injured and cannot continue in the race i.e., ‘DNF’, they must inform a marshal so that everyone is accounted for. Runners will also be reminded to help any other runner who is seriously injured. If another runner is only mildly injured e.g. twisted ankle, racers should alert the next marshal they see on route. 

Please note the race route is very steep for U13 and upwards so good grips are essential. Runners should take extra care on the return leg. 

Marshals will be briefed to inform the Race Organiser regarding any injury/incident. Marshals will provide basic first aid with their first aid kit.

If the runner cannot return to the finish unaided, a marshal will call for assistance to help the runner return to the finish.

If the injury is serious and the runner cannot be moved, Mountain Rescue will be contacted by 999.

An ambulance will be called, if required.

A defibrillator will be located at the start/finish area.

Routes

All routes will be flagged with coloured flags.

U9                   yellow flags

U11                 green flags

U13                 orange flags

U15                 blue flags

U17/U19          red flags

Seniors

See map below for race routes.

Questions

Please contact Justin Tancrel by text, WhatsApp, mobile or email if you have any questions.

Good luck to all runners!

Justin Tancrel

Race Organiser

07402 071430

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