||Llanthony Show Fell Race
AS 5.6km/335m (3.5 miles/1100 ft)
Saturday 5th August 2017
12:15pm. Pay £5 for show entry, race free
Event HQ: Llanthony Show Ground (SO289275). Allow sufficient time, narrow lanes can be congested with show traffic. Start time could be delayed.
Over 16. Junior races if sufficient demand
Records: Jeorge Thomas 29:39, Helen Brown 34:31
Great for kids young and old!
Pay £5 to enter the show and fell race is free!
Results 2016 (.pdf)
2016 Video at marshal point
Results 2006-2016 (.xls)
Results 2013 (.pdf)
|| The Route
The race starts and finishes near the show ground with live commentary
over the show PA. The route goes out across the event field and through a gate at the top. After a traverse of another field, the route starts heading up through steep farmland. A stile from this leads to the open fell. At this time of year the bracken is high and a small path zig zags up through it, partly on an old broken down wall. A final push over heather and bilberry takes you onto Offa's
Dyke path. South along this leads to a path heading back towards Llanthony. The path is rocky in places. A stile into the farmland brings a steep and often rutted steep descent back to the event field.
The majority of the route is marked and some attempt is made to clear a way through the head high bracken on the ascent.
After a rest and sampling the various delights on sale, join forces with some others and take part in the 6 in a bag sack race?
Link for Llanthony Show
This fell run is just one aspect of the Llanthony Show - a lovely, and
surprisingly large, rural event with horse jumping, produce
competition (flower, veg, cakes, jam, handicrafts etc), pony judging,
gymkhana, sheep shearing, dog show, beer tents, burgers, ice creams,
candy floss and all manner of foods, sack races, 3 legged races, a full
on rodeo ….