Simonside Fell Race 2013
Simonside Fell Race will this year take place on Saturday 21st September 2013. The race is 11km long with 350 metres of ascent and starts at 2.30pm. The start and finish is in the Showfield at the Thropton Show near Rothbury, Coquestdale, Northumberland (Grid ref NU031027. Entry to the race is £2 on the day and it costs £3.50 to get into the show field. There is also a junior race of about 7km for over 16’s.
The route of the senior event splashes through the river and upto the summit of Simonside before descending on a slightly different route that takes you to the same river crossing and back to the show field. The terrain varies going over grass fields, boulder stroon tracks, heather and fire trails. An exciting route.