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Rules

  1. This event is held in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of the Fell Runners Association. It will be assumed that you have read, and accepted, these rules. The following additional rules and minimum kit requirements must also be adhered to by all entrants.
  2. All competitors must report to the finish and hand in their SPORTident card as soon as possible, especially if they are retiring. This is a vital safety check. Failure to do so could result in a mountain rescue call out, and will result in a life time ban from the SLMM!
  3. All competitors must follow the Countryside Code. In particular it is forbidden to climb maintained walls or fences. Enclosed farmland may only be crossed on a public right of way.
  4. The competition map may have Out Of Bounds areas, Uncrossable Boundaries and Crossing Points marked on it. These must all be respected. An Uncrossable Boundary may not mean it is physically uncrossable, but crossing it is deemed to be in breach of the rules and will lead to disqualification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Any competitor who acts in a manner that brings the event into disrepute or endangers another competitor, marshall or member of the public will receive a lifetime ban from the SLMM.
  5. There is a minimum age limit on the Bedafell, Wansfell and Harter Fell courses of 14, on the Carrock Fell and Kirkfell of 16, on the Bowfell of 18 and on the Pillar and Klets of 21.
  6. A junior runner is one who is under 18 on the Saturday of the event. Where one of the two runners is under 18, the other runner must be over 20 and must be the “accompanying adult” appointed by the parent or guardian of the junior runner. Ages as on the Saturday of the event.
  7. The FRA standard entry form for Juniors, and also the FRA Parental Consent Form, must be completed and submitted to the organiser. Both documents can be found on the FRA website.
  8. Every pair must remain together, with all of their equipment, at all times except in the event of an emergency. This means within voice and visual contact. Both team members must visit every control.
  9. If one team member retires then the second team member must also retire and accompany his/her team mate back to the HQ.
  10. No dogs are allowed on the competition area, as it is sheep farming land.
  11. The carrying of GPS, GPS phones or any satellite navigation devices are not permitted. Altimeters are allowed. Mobile phones (without built-in GPS) may be carried for emergency use only.
  12. Solo competitors in the Klets & Pillar classes MUST carry a mobile phone with them for safety purposes.
  13. Milk and beer will be available at the Mid-way Camp, provided it has been pre-ordered via the event entry system. Competitors must carry all of their other food with them. Meals will be provided at the conclusion of Sundays courses.
  14. The veterans handicap is open to teams whose combined age is 90 plus or to Klets aged 45 plus.
  15. EMERGENCIES – in the event of a serious accident ensure that the casualty is in a safe position. Put him/her in a sleeping bag in a tent. Try to obtain assistance from other competitors.Take note of the exact location (grid reference), telephone for help, or send a runner to summon help.

Minimum Kit

Each individual competitor must wear or carry the following at all times:

  • Footwear suitable for use in the mountains. Fell running/Trail shoes or boots with a minimum tread depth of 4mm.
  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Survival Bag – a Bag NOT a Space Blanket.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof overtrousers (not shower proof materials – see FAQ’s for more details)
  • Long trousers / thermal leggings or similar – NOT cotton.
  • Thermal vest or similar
  • Warm thicker top
  • Hat & gloves
  • Torch (suitable for emergency night navigation)
  • Compass & Whistle
  • Watch
  • Waterproof pen / pencil and paper
  • Map provided by SLMM
  • Solo competitors in the Klets & Pillar classes MUST carry a mobile phone with them for safety purposes

Each team must carry the following at all times:

  • Tent with sewn in groundsheet, poles and pegs
  • Stove & fuel, matches/lighter – with Emergency fuel remaining at the end of Day 2
  • Food for 2 days including your Emergency food which you will still have with you when you finish Day 2. If you have eaten your Emergency food before the Finish then you will have experienced an Emergency and consequently be assumed to have retired.
  • Plasters and bandage
  • SportIdent dibber.

The equipment listed above is the minimum you are expected to carry. In bad weather you should consider carrying additional items of clothing. If you are in any doubt as to what might be acceptable within these rules either take additional items or ask us before you start. Kit checks will be made and we reserve the right to disqualify any competitors who, in our opinion, do not have the necessary kit to survive an emergency situation out on the hills.