British Champs Round 2, Yetholm, Scotland
If anyone’s interested in competing in round 2 of the British champs up at the Yetholm Fell Race on Sunday 2nd June then get in touch. At present there’s 5 Eryri runners entered but would be great to get a few more in the race. Here’s the official race description:
“The Yetholm Hill Race is a 12.8km/750m rollercoaster over six hills surrounding the Halter Burn, held annually by Norham RC as a fundraiser for the Border Search & Rescue Unit. The 2013 race is also a counter for the British Fellrunning Championships.
The Route: Starting at Halterburn car park 140m, it takes in Staerough Hill 337m, drop to 220m, Sunnyside Hill 327m, Wildgoose Hill 336m, Latchly Hill 403m, steep descent to sheepfold 290m, The Curr 564m, col at 484, Black Hag (app 520 not summit), return via Pennine Way high level route down Steer Rig, col at 350m, over Whitelaw 420m,cross stile at Whitelaw Nick still following the Pennine Way to descend to the finish.
Registration, refreshments and prizegiving: in the Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm opposite the junction to Kirk Yetholm, approx 1.5 miles from the race start at Halterburn. Toilets in Town Yetholm, the Wauchope Hall and at the start/finish area.
Parking: Parking is available at the registration point (Wauchope Hall) and the race start/finish area (Halterburn). Please park considerately in Town Yetholm Main Street, you can also use a wide verge on the B6352 heading for Cornhill, 200m from the hall. Parking at Halterburn is on both sides of the road, beyond the start/finish area
Entry fee: £9 or £7 for members of Scottish Athletics
Please note: No entry money refunded, non runners fee will be donated to the Border Search & Rescue Unit.
BE AWARE THAT UNDER FRA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, MINIMUM KIT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CATEGORY ‘A’ LONG AND MEDIUM RACES WHATEVER THE WEATHER OR TIME OF YEAR.”