Its time to start planning to return to the Lake District. We had a cracking performance last year and it would be great to better it this year.
Plans are afoot to make a weekend of it but for now - can you please let me know either by email firstname.lastname@example.org, in person or by clicking signup here if you are interested in running.
This years event takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017, full details, history and results at http://hbmr.org.uk/
The ‘Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay’ is a fell running relay race that started life as the ‘Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay’ (see History section for more detail). It is set in the heart of the Lake District Fells, takes place every year on the first Sunday in October, and is competed by around 70 teams from across the country, but mainly the North of England. It is the longest-running mountain relay in the country.
The race is a tough one, with 4 legs each throwing up their separate challenges, including hard climbs and steep descents on difficult terrain. The route requires careful navigation, especially in bad weather, so it is imperative that clubs only enter if they are confident that all 8 runners have the capability & experience to cope with these conditions…. it is not a race for novices wanting to enter their first fell race! The race also represents one of the highlights of the fell running calendar with keen racing across some magnificent mountain terrain, and is always a great social day out ending with many stories & shared experiences.
Each leg is run in pairs (so 8 runners per team) and teams compete for a number of prizes across different categories including Open, Ladies, Mixed and Vets teams.