Hatterall Sledge
BM. 12 km/590m (7.5 mile/1900ft)
ER/LK/NS/PM

Saturday February 23rd 2019. 12:00 Noon. Entry Fee: £4.00 on the day
Venue: Old Pandy Inn.   SO 335226
Teams - 3 to count.

Registration: Old Pandy Inn, Hereford Road, Pandy, NP7 8DR. Car parking is limited - please share

Records:
Gareth Williamson (2019) 1:03:02
Jane Faram (2019) 1:12:16

Organiser: Dan Sandford
01989 566390
dansandford@btconnect.com

2019 Results (.pdf) Results (.xls)

2019 Photos (Paul Dodd)

2019 Photos (Richard Cronin)


Race HQ




 

The Hatterrall Sledge is a new updated version of the Hatterrall Hammer Fell race. Start and finish is in the same place, but otherwise it's longer, higher, less road, more open fell with a few route 'choices'. Would recommend a recce to work out best lines... not a really a race for 'novice' fell runners - weather in February likely to be grim, you will need to self-navigate across open fell in places - if lucky you will find some nice sheep trods.The start and finish fields will be marked to a stile – from there on you need to find your way to all the checkpoints in order. The route is fairly straightforward, if weather is good! Sounds good, doesn’t it? 


The Start / Finish field is the same as the old Hatterrall Hammer race. The route goes up to the road, but then turns right after about 100 metres. This marked route will take you across a few fields (on private land). The fields are marked up to a stile, that leads onto the hill. You must take this route on the way and back – no free thinking for this bit! Over the stile, you can follow a good path upto CP1. From CP1, you can pick up the main Beacons way path, past the trig (do not turn around here!). Follow to CP2, at the Oldcastle stone marker. The kind marshal will point you in the correct direction for an open fell descent. There are some good sheep trods to follow, down to the stream at the head of the valley. DO NOT cross any walls or fences – The valley fields are out of bounds and there are scary dogs at the farm! At the stream a good path will be picked up that will traverse the side of the hill to CP3. From CP3 the main path can be followed up the hill to the cairn at CP4 – but be weary not to miss the left hand fork before CP4.. The CP4 marshal will point you down a path – This can be followed all the way back to the finish, or you might decide to ‘find your own route’ and maybe cut off a corner or two.. You will have to go to CP2 on the way back, but not CP1. You must go through the marked course in the fields to the finish. There will be a few bits of tape out at path junctions – but not a lot!