Come and join us on a magical and highly enjoyable night run around Fairfield Horseshoe. Its a Lakeland classic by day, can be severe in the grips of winter, but combine winter and night and you get something really magical.... assuming the weather doesn't get in the way!
Bookings via SI Entries.
A professionally guided night run around Fairfield Horseshoe. This all depends on the weather and conditions, but if we can't make the loop due to conditions then the back up plan will still excite!
Expect it to be dark, expect us to light up the mountains with Silva Trail Speed 3XT's, expect it to be epic, expect it to be exciting and expect it to be extreme and expect it to feel and be very wintery.
Previous experience of winter mountain conditions is helpful for all participants on this event.
We'll meet in Ambleside at the Cumbria University at 20:15, where we'll have a quick chat, make sure everyone is geared up correctly, the run will start at 20:30. You will be guided expertly by our team at Mountain Run. We will be roughly 4 hours, could be less and be back in Ambleside by 00:30.
Any runner who has dreamed of spicing their 'running life' up a little and heading out into the mountains to have some extreme fun (safely we hasten to add).
Trail runners, Ultra runners, Mountain/Fell runners and Sky runners are all welcome. Road runner? No worries, we'll look after you all the same. Don't forget, we're all in one happy family.
**You will need to have had some experience of running at night, some experience of running over technical terrain and some experience of running in foul weather conditions and some experience of running in the snow.
[If you have any queries or questions... just give us a call before you book.]
Date: February 9th 2020
Meeting Time: 18:15
Start Time: 18:30
Meeting place: University of Cumbria, Ambleside.
Route: Set off from University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus and run up Nooks Lane, traverse the low path to Rydal Hall and then start the ascent to Nab Scar from there. This wide ridge leads to the summit of Fairfield via Heron Pike and Great Rigg. Once summited, we will then head onto Hart Crag and Dove Crag, before making the awesome and long descent via High and Low Pike back to the street of Ambleside and a quick drink in a local pub [Golden Rule most likely]
Bad Weather Route: Set off from Cumbria University, Ambleside Campus and run into the village of Ambleside and up Stockghyll Lane to start the ascent of Wansfell. Taking in both Wansfell Pike and Wansfell, we'll drop across the open fell on the east-side to Hundreds Lane and then back over Wansfell Pike to make one of the best descents in the Lakes, dropping from the summit into Skelghyll Woods and back to the street of Ambleside and that warm pub and pint we've all been waiting for.
Please bring the following and make sure you have everything, although we have some spare kit, we don't have everything:
** Please bring your own micro-spikes
**Let is know if you don't own this kit, we will have some available to hire.
Additional Guide bio needed here.
Charlie Sproson: Your Night Running Guide
Charlie is the main man behind Mountain Run, as well as being the Race Director of Lakes Sky Ultra & Scafell Sky Race.
See our About Us page to find out more.
In ancient times, people across Europe and Native Americans used the Moon to track the seasons. In the lunar calendar, names were often given to each month’s Moon. (If this sounds odd to you, remember that our current calendar is based on the Sun and the solar year!)
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