Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race

ByJim Hickie

Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race

There was a healthy Clayton turnout for this classic ‘AL’ race in the beautiful Langdale fells at the heart of the lake district. We were blessed with good conditions, some might say nigh on perfect for a day running in the mountains with a nice breeze on top & all the summits free from cloud!


There was a clear sign of things to come with a noticeable tightening of the kit check procedure with more than just myself falling foul of the new regulations which are to come into effect in January this year, i do however now own a lovely pair of Inov8 waterproof pants that i will carry but probably never wear!

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There was some good pre race cameraderie amongst the Clayton crowd with everyone taking the time to wish each other well for the race ahead.

In total there was 17 Clayton runners made the trip up & they were impressively led home by Dave Nuttall in 2:30:42. Jean Brown was first Clayton Lady in 3:08.43 whilst the legendary Wendy Dodds claimed first place in the FV60 category in a tremendous 3:19:40.

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A report from the race organiser & full results can be found HERE

Pictures of the day can be found in this amazing gallery

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Jim Hickie