Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2018
The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Blakey Blitz on Sunday 18th March 2018 organised by Esk Valley Fell Club. Registration is at the Lion Inn, Blackey Ridge, Nr Castleton, Kirbymoorside YO62 7LQ (Grid Ref NZ 678998 ). Entry is £5 on the day only and the race starts at 10.30am.
The route is about 10.6 miles long with 2600 feet or so of ascent making it an AM category fell race. The terrain is a mixture of rough tracks, slippy paving stones and muddy tracks over the moors. Which with all the recent snow and rain will be very muddy. So, a well studded fell shoe would be the best choice of footwear. You can see a map of the race route by clicking here.
Make sure you carry full fell racing kit as outlined in the FRA rules. Waterproof Jacket and pants with taped seams and a hood, Hat, Gloves, Whistle, Compass, Map of the race route and some food. If conditions are really cold then you may consider carrying and extra layer. It’s easy to twist and ankle and have to walk back to the start. An extra layer might just stop the onset of Hypothermia.